WHO’S IN IT?
Julian Barratt (A Field in England), Andrea Riseborough (Birdman), Essie Davies (The Babadook), Russell Tovey (Effie Gray), Simon Farnaby (Bill), Richard McCabe (Notting Hill), David Schofield (Gladiator), Nicholas Farrell (Chariots of Fire), Jessica Barden (The Lobster), Robin Morrissey (Cloud Atlas), Harriet Walter (The Young Victoria), Simon Callow (Viceroy’s House), Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Sean Foley (film debut), director; Julian Barratt (ABCs of Death 2) and Simon Farnaby (Yonderland), writers; Jack Arbuthnott (Before I Go To Sleep) and Laura Hastings-Smith (X+Y), producers; Keefus Ciancia (As Above, So Below) and David Holmes (Ocean’s Eleven), composers; David Luther (Grow Your Own), cinematographer; Mark Everson (Paddington), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In the late 1980s, actor Richard Thorncroft (Barratt) was best known for a popular television show called Mindhorn, where he played a detective with a robotic eye that could see the truth. Twenty-five years later, however, he’s a washed-up has-been who’s alone on account of his arrogance back in the day, and barely getting by on what little fame he has left. However, a serial killer soon emerges who only wishes to speak to Detective Mindhorn, who the killer is convinced is a real person, leading Thorncroft on a journey back into the spotlight as he dons the character once more to help the police with their investigation…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Mindhorn is a hilarious British comedy that satires the world of fame and fortune, as well as the effects of what portraying a well-known character can have on a person’s ego.