Книга: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding «The Pocket Book of Boosh»

The Pocket Book of Boosh

Join Howard Moon, Vince Noir, Naboo, Bollo, Bob Fossil, Old Gregg, the Moon, and all your other favorite characters on a unique and graphically stunning journey into the world of The Mighty Boosh. Incredibly funny, visually dynamic, surreal, musical, and wildly creative, The Mighty Boosh is unlike anything else on television, and this beautifully illustrated humor book promises to be the same. Boosh art director Dave Brown—aka Bollo the gorilla—has designed countless graphics based on Boosh jokes, including a poster for the Howard vs. kangaroo boxing match and a vintage Penguin-looking book cover for Howard Moon's Trumpet Full of Memories. Other artists have illustrated such essentials of the Boosh-iverse as thea cappella songs known as crimps and the eclectic hairstyles. Every Boosh fan will love Old Gregg's Baileys-fueled watercolors, Vince's Excuses for Being Late, and Bob Fossil's Guide to Dance.

Издательство: "Canongate Books" (2010)

ISBN: 1847674143

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Julian Barratt

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Julian Barratt (born 4 May 1968) is an English comedian, musician, music producer and actor. Julian is best known for playing the character of Howard Moon in the cult comedy The Mighty Boosh.

"The Mighty Boosh"

Barratt stars as the character Howard Moon opposite Noel Fielding's Vince Noir in the comedy series "The Mighty Boosh". His character has certain elements of Julian's own personality which have been exaggerated. Howard labels himself a "jazz maverick" and claims to be an intellectual with many talents, calling himself a 'man of action', but in reality he is unsuccessful in his literary and romantic ventures. He is unpopular with many of the characters, including Mrs. Gideon who always forgets his name, Bob Fossil who often uses Howard as a puppet for his bizarre schemes and Bollo who often says his name wrong or ignores him completely. In essence, he is the complete opposite of Vince Noir.

Barratt is also an accomplished musician in a wide range of genres; he played guitar for Little Chief during their European tour, and claiming to be a jazz fusion fanatic, he was in a band called Groove Solution in the early 90s with Dave Westlake. He composes all of the music for The Mighty Boosh, helped by Dave Brown. The music included in the series is an eclectic range of genres including rap, heavy metal and psychedelic rock.

Other television

Apart from his work on The Mighty Boosh, Barratt has had parts in other dramas, particularly Channel 4's slightly offbeat comedy programmes, often alongside Noel Fielding. He co-starred as Dan Ashcroft, a frustrated magazine writer, in the Channel 4 media satire, "Nathan Barley". He appeared in the surreal black comedy series "Asylum" alongside Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson (writers and stars of "Spaced"). The character of Brian Topp in Spaced was written for Julian but the part eventually went to Mark Heap. He also appeared in the infamous "Freelance Scientist" commercial for Metz alcopop. [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_19990905/ai_n14249643/print Peter York on Ads: No 289: Metz] In: The Independent (September 5, 1999)] He appeared as The Padre in the spoof horror series "Garth Marenghi's Darkplace". He also starred in and was a writer for the 1998 sketch show "Unnatural Acts". Before this Barratt was involved in TV show The Pod with friend Tim Hope about a fictional techno band called The Pod. The show was unusual as it was animated apart from the heads of Barratt and Hope.

Julian has recently completed his directing debut for Warp films with theatre director Dan Jemmett. "Curtains" is set in a Norfolk seaside town, it is a dark comedy about a Punch and Judy man. The film was written by Barratt and Jemmett and will be released late summer 2008.

Personal life

Barratt is known to be media-shy, often quiet and self-deprecating during interviews. [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/people/julian_barratt_person_page.shtml BBC - Comedy - People A-Z - Julian Barratt ] ] Unlike his comedy partner Noel Fielding, he prefers not to appear in television comedy quiz shows saying he would 'rather be at home with a book.' He is in a long-term relationship with fellow comedian Julia Davis and they have two twin boys, Walter and Arthur. Julian had to adopt his middle name Barratt as his professional last name to distinguish himself from an already well known reporter named Julian Pettifer. [cite news|url=http://www.tv.com/julian-barratt/person/267139/summary.html|title=Julian Barratt|work=TV.com|publisher=CNET Networks, Inc.|accessdate=2008-06-17]


* "Curtains" (2008) Short film - Writer & Director
* "The Mighty Boosh Movie (TBA)
* "The Mighty Boosh Live" (2006) — Howard Moon
* "Benidorm" (2007) ITV
* "Nathan Barley" (2005) TV Series — Dan Ashcroft
* "" (2004) (TV) — Tony Iscariot
* "The Mighty Boosh" (2004–present) TV Series — Howard Moon
* "Garth Marenghi's Darkplace" (2004) TV Series — The Padre
* "The Principles of Lust" (2003) — Phillip
* "The Reckoning" (2003) — Gravedigger
* "How to Tell when a Relationship is Over" (2003) — Him
* "Surrealisimo: The Trial of Salvador Dali" (2002) — Rosey
* "Lucky Break" (2001) — Paul Dean
* "Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala" (2001) (TV) — Himself
* "Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala" (2000) (TV) — Himself
* "Sweet (film)" (2000) — Stitch
* "Unnatural Acts" (1998) — Various
* "The Pod" (1997) — Julian
*"Asylum" (1996) — Victor/Julian


*2008 "The Mighty Boosh" won Best TV Show at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2008.
*2007 "The Mighty Boosh" won Best TV Show the Shockwaves NME Awards 2007
*2001 "The Boosh", first on London Live, then on Radio 4.
*2000 "Arctic Boosh" won the Barry Award at the "Melbourne International Comedy Festival"
*1999 Perrier nominee with Noel Fielding as "Arctic Boosh"
*1998 Perrier Best Newcomer winner with Noel Fielding as the double act "The Mighty Boosh"
*1995 Winner of BBC New Comedy Awards


External links

* [http://www.themightyboosh.com/ Official "Mighty Boosh" website]
* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,,544632,00.html "The Guardian" interviews Julian Barratt]
*imdb name|id=1027986|name=Julian Barratt
* [http://www.themightyboosh.org/ "The Mighty Boosh" Fan Site]
* [http://boosh.proboards53.com/index.cgi? "The Mighty Boosh" Forum]
* [http://www.themightybooshforum.com/ "The Mighty Boosh" Fan Forum]

Источник: Julian Barratt

Noel Fielding

Noel Fielding

Noel Fielding performing at The Mighty Boosh Live
Born 21 May 1973 (1973-05-21) (age 38)
Westminster, London, England
Medium Stand-up, television, film, radio
Nationality British
Years active 1996–present
Genres Sitcom
Notable works and roles Vince Noir
in The Mighty Boosh Richmond
in The IT Crowd
in Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Noel Fielding (born 21 May 1973 in Westminster, London)[1] is a British artist, comedian and actor. He is known for his roles as Vince Noir in The Mighty Boosh, which he co-writes with comedy partner Julian Barratt, and as team captain on the music panel show Never Mind the Buzzcocks.



Stand-up comedy

Noel Fielding performed regularly as a stand-up comedian during the late 1990s, and appeared repeatedly on the television stand-up showcase Lee Mack's Gas. His highly animated stand-up routine included surreal stories, physical comedy, characters, and songs, much like his later work in The Mighty Boosh.

In 2010, Fielding was to perform a solo tour across the country. It was cancelled, however, so he could concentrate on writing The Mighty Boosh film and album with Barratt. Fielding told fans that he was too busy to do the tour via Twitter.[2]

In 2010, Fielding took part in Channel 4's Comedy Gala, a benefit show held in aid of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital and filmed live at the O2 Arena in London on 30 March.

The Mighty Boosh

Fielding is best known for playing the role of Vince Noir, a childlike eccentric, opposite Julian Barratt (Howard Moon) in the cult comedy series The Mighty Boosh.

Fielding met Barratt when he was performing a gig. Impressed by Fielding's skill, Barratt offered him a place to perform, and the two went on to form a partnership. Barratt and Fielding are said to have compared their relationship to a marriage; the character of Vince Noir is a kind, somewhat naive and loyal friend to Howard Moon. Vince can talk to animals, earning him the nickname "Mowgli in Flares". Vince is vibrant and flamboyant, contrasting with his Howard, who is more like a "geography teacher from Leeds".

Fielding plays various supporting characters in the Mighty Boosh, including: Tony Harrison, a small pink head with tentacles and member of the shaman council; The Hitcher, a cockney hitch-hiker with a polo mint for an eye, who enjoys "cutting people up"; The Moon, talks about himself, the stars and other planets, as well as strange and often borderline incoherent things; Spider Dijon, a bongoist in Rudi's band; and Old Gregg, a hermaphroditic merman obsessed with Baileys Irish Cream and watercolors, who is infatuated with Howard and possesses 'The Funk' (a living creature about the size of a medicine ball, but covered in purple teats, which leak funky goodness to help music careers).

The Mighty Boosh won the Shockwaves NME Best TV Award for 3 consecutive years (2007, 2008, and 2009).


Outside his work on The Mighty Boosh, Fielding has also had bit parts in many of Channel 4's somewhat off-beat comedy programmes, including Nathan Barley, The IT Crowd, AD/BC: A Rock Opera and Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, more often than not appearing alongside Julian Barratt. He also appeared in 1998 sketch show Unnatural Acts. In February 2007, Fielding appeared on Never Mind the Buzzcocks as a panelist, before going on to become a permanent team captain. Fielding also made a short appearance in the film Plunkett & Macleane as a bystander to Robert Carlyle's scuffle in a brothel. Fielding appeared on The Charlotte Church Show as a special guest.

At Bill Bailey's request, Fielding stood in as a team captain for three episodes during Season 21 of Never Mind the Buzzcocks. He also achieved a record for the highest team score ever on the show. When Bailey returned, presenter Simon Amstell made various jokes about Fielding's departure. In 2009, Bailey left the show and Fielding became one of the regular team captains. According to Neil Gaiman's blog, Fielding was scheduled to appear in the film Stardust, but had to drop out due to ill health.[3] He won an award for the sexiest man in 2008.[citation needed] He also participated twice with Russell Brand in 2006 and 2007 on the annual quiz show The Big Fat Quiz of the Year. He participated again in 2010 with Richard Ayoade, Alan Carr, Jonathan Ross, Michael McIntyre, and Ruth Jones. (Charlotte Church was scheduled to participate but she was unable to do so).[4][5]

In 2008, Fielding appeared with comic partner Julian Barratt on Transmission. As usual, he wore a somewhat flamboyant attire, this time featuring Cuban heels and polka dot trousers. He won Best Dressed Male at the Shockwaves NME Awards.[citation needed]

In 2009, he helped host Comic Relief Does Top of the Pops with Reggie Yates and Fearne Cotton.

Fielding played the role of "Marcus" in the series 3 of How Not to Live Your Life, which was broadcast in November 2010.

Fielding will be producing his first solo series in 2011 for the Channel 4 network's E4 channel,[6] as the broadcaster invests an additional £5 million in its comedy budget following the cancellation of reality show Big Brother.[7]

Provisionally titled Noel Fielding: Boopus, Fielding said of the project: "I want to make something in the spirit of Spike Milligan or the Kenny Everett Show but using modern techniques. Blending filmed comedy with animation. Television needs a madman! I want the show to be psychedelic and beautiful but have charm and personality. If Dali made a show hopefully it would look like this."[6][8]

A video shown to a select audience of C4 staff, producers, writers, performers and journalists showed the Boosh star as a stingray, discussing the recording of albums.[citation needed]

Fielding performed a dance to "Wuthering Heights" by Kate Bush for Let's Dance for Comic Relief reaching the finale. He has also appeared in a Kate Bush video for the remix version of "Deeper Understanding".


Fielding starred in the 2001 Mighty Boosh radio series as Vince Noir and other characters. It was broadcast on BBC London Live. He also appeared on The Russell Brand Show on BBC Radio 2 on 26 May 2007 and 13 October 2007, and Team Disgusting's show on Life fm as a co-host for one episode, along with fellow Team Disgusting members Melvis and Birdy.

In November 2007 Fielding starred in five episodes of BBC Radio 2 show Vic Reeves' House Arrest as a local vagrant who knocks on Reeves' door once a week to ask for work.[9] His character is often given seemingly pointless tasks, such as building a galleon out of sausages, and is paid in small change.


Fielding has appeared in several music videos, including Mint Royale's "Blue Song", alongside Julian Barratt, Nick Frost and Michael Smiley. He also made a brief appearance in the video for Razorlight's "In the Morning". He appeared in music videos for the Robots in Disguise songs "Girl" (alongside Chris Corner who was, at the time, boyfriend to Sue Denim), "The Tears", and "Turn It Up". Recently, Noel has been involved in the Kasabian video "Vlad the Impaler", in which he plays the titular character, and he's referenced in "La Fée Verte" (his friend Sergio Pizzorno said "The line, 'I met Dali in the street.' Dali is Noel Fielding. And he is the modern-day Dali"). He has also appeared in Kate Bush's music video "Deeper Understanding" as a means of thanks for the Let's Dance for Comic Relief performance.

Fielding is friends with the members of Razorlight, and involved them in the "Priest and the Beast" episode of The Mighty Boosh. Fielding lent his voice to the Midfield General song "Midfielding". Fielding also sometimes plays bass live for Robots in Disguise. Furthermore, he has been known to DJ, often playing at The Barfly in London with the rest of The Mighty Boosh or with his DJ collective known as Team Disgusting, made up of six women and the Rev (formerly of Towers of London). Lately, he has being DJing with Dave Brown, who plays Bollo in The Mighty Boosh, under the DJing phenomenon, the Doctor and the Pencil, who first appeared in the Boosh episode "The Chokes".


He held his first exhibition, entitled Psychedelic Dreams of the Jelly Fox at Maison Bertaux, a patisserie in Greek Street, Soho in early 2008. He claimed that he was inspired by Henri Rousseau, René Magritte, Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, and Dexter Dalwood.[citation needed] He has also revealed that he feels inspired by Salvador Dalí. A second exhibition entitled "Bryan Ferry vs the Jelly Fox" took place at Maison Bertaux, from 5 July 2010 through to 5 January 2011.[citation needed]

On 6 September 2011, Fielding received Honorary Masters Degrees from Buckinghamshire New University for his ongoing interest in the graphics area and support for many art organisations. In October 2011, Fielding had released an art book called 'Scribblings of a Madcap Shambleton', which he produced alongside with The Mighty Boosh cast member, Dave Brown (comedian). It features many of his old and new paintings, drawings and photography.

Personal life

Fielding resides in Highgate, North London. His parents are Diane and Ray Fielding, both of whom have appeared in Mighty Boosh episodes. His brother is Michael Fielding, who appears as Naboo the Enigma on the show. He also revealed on Russell Brand's radio show that his grandmother is French.[10] According to an article in The Sunday Times he has said that his "parents had lots of parties" during his childhood. He has also stated that his parents "were just 18" when they had him.[11]

Fielding was educated at Croydon Art College and studied for a BA in Graphic Design and Advertising at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College (now Buckinghamshire New University).[12]

Fielding has stated that he has no middle name, was never baptised, and does not follow a religion.[13] He has a penchant for celebrity clothing, claiming to have worn Johnny Depp's hat and Freddie Mercury's coat during the filming of The Mighty Boosh.[citation needed]

His uncle (Dr Ford) also taught at KGGS.[citation needed]

Fielding has the benign liver condition Gilbert's Syndrome, and has commented that if he drinks too much alcohol, it gives him slight jaundice. It has been said by The Sunday Times that Fielding had hepatitis during his art college years. This forced him to not drink for six months which got him into the habit of not drinking for a couple of years. "I used to be able to enjoy myself with just nothing. I'd stay up till four in the morning, with everyone else being drunk. Just make a bit of effort and you can get used to it."[11]

Noel was in a nine year long relationship with Robots in Disguise member Dee Plume. It ended in early 2009. He is now dating XFM London radio DJ Lliana Bird.

On 15 August 2009, Fielding revealed in an interview with News of the World that he had been taking drugs such as cocaine, ketamine, and MDMA over the past few years, caused by stress due to his increasing fame. However, he has now overcome these habits.[14][dead link]


Acting roles

Television appearances

  • Episode 2x02 (2007)
  • 21x02-21x04 (2007) Team Captain
  • Episode 20x02 (2007)
  • Permanent team captain, 2009–present
  • Episode 11x10 (2006)
  • interview (2006)
  • TRL (2006)
  • Alan Partridge Presents: The Cream of British Comedy (2005)
  • BBC Breakfast
  • Episode dated 26 July 2005 (2005)
  • Episode 1x04 (2000)
  • Comedy Café (1999)
  • Episode 1x07
  • Gas (1997)



  1. ^ "Noel Fielding". BBC Comedy. http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/people/noel_fielding_person_page.shtml. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  2. ^ Noel Fielding Cancels Tour – Chortle.co.uk
  3. ^ Neil Gaiman – Neil Gaiman's Journal: Stardust news
  4. ^ http://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2010/10/29/12026/noel_fieldings_new_show
  5. ^ http://www.comedy.co.uk/guide/tv/big_fat_quiz_of_the_year/episodes/1/8/
  6. ^ a b http://www.e4.com/blog/e4-blog/post/cwdcyqqdpcaifhrfbxogoo/view.e4
  7. ^ "Heard the one about Channel 4?". The Independent (London). 29 October 2010. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/tv-radio/heard-the-one-about-channel-4-2119328.html. 
  8. ^ Plunkett, John (29 October 2010). "The Inbetweeners to return for two specials". The Guardian (London). http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/oct/29/the-inbetweeners-specials?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3487. 
  9. ^ BBC – Radio 2 Comedy – Vic Reeves' House Arrest
  10. ^ Russell Brand Show – BBC Radio 2 (13 October 2007)
  11. ^ a b Rumbelow, Helen (28 November2009). "The Mighty Boosh's Noel Fielding says that 'Kids are frightened of me'". London: Sunday Times. http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/tv_and_radio/article6933657.ece. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  12. ^ Jones, Sam (2007-12-14). "He's a Mick Jagger of comedy ... sweet but unbelievably mischievous and naughty, like a very cheeky puppy". London: The Guardian. http://arts.guardian.co.uk/theatre/comedy/story/0,,2227395,00.html. Retrieved 2007-12-14. 
  13. ^ Life FM – Team Disgusting Show 2 June 2007
  14. ^ Wootton, Dan (2009-08-15). "Boosh: Noel Fielding's mad year". News of the World. http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/showbiz/xs/454507/Mighty-Boosh-Noel-Fieldings-year-on-cocaine-MDMA-ketamine-magic-mushrooms-acid-amp-marijuana.html. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  15. ^ http://www.ispitonyourrave.com/
  16. ^ http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/noel-fielding-to-be-crowned-zombie-king-at-big-chill-festival/

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