Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Film /Mindhorn (15)

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Film /Mindhorn (15)

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In the late 1980s, actor Richard Thorncroft (Julian Barratt) set a nation's heart aflutter as Mindhorn, who could literally "see the truth" using his one robotic eye. Twenty-five years later, fame has cruelly deserted him. Richard is overweight, gloriously self-deluded and has to beg his long-suffering agent (Harriet Walter) for unedifying work. Out of the blue, she offers him a chance at redemption: return to the Isle of Man, where the TV series was filmed, to assist Chief Inspector Derek Newsome (David Schofield) in apprehending suspected serial killer, Paul Melly (Russell Tovey). Melly is a deluded fan of the TV series and tells police he will "only speak to Inspector Mindhorn or more people are going to die!" Consequently, Richard travels to his former stomping ground to work closely alongside DC Baines (Andrea Riseborough) on the high-profile case. …

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