Directed by Robert Carlyle | Written by Colin McLarenRichard Cowan | Produced by John Lenic, Kahleena Kiff, Brian Coffey Holly Brysdon and Richard Cowan

Cast: Robert Carlyle, Emma Thompson, Ray Winstone

Sales: Myriad Pictures

Distribution: released by Icon Film Distribution in the UK in late Summer 2015

The Legend of Barney Thomson

EIFF 2015, World Premiere: Wednesday 17th June 2015


The Legend of Barney Thomson is a dark comedy that tells the story of Barney (Carlyle), an awkward barber who inadvertently stumbles into serial murder, with both absurd and macabre consequences.  Complicating matters further, Barney’s mother Cemolina (Thompson) has a secret of her own, causing a bloody and comedic chain of events. While Barney clumsily tries to cover his and his mothers tracks, local police inspector Holdall (Winstone) fights his own battles within his inept homicide department as he tries to solve the crime of the century. A black comedy of errors unfolds as the police try to capture the murderer at large.