The Legend of Barney Thomson
The Legend of Barney Thomson, who was released on DVD and On Demand on 16th November, scooped two awards at Sunday's, BAFTA Scotland Awards 2015 Ceremony, including the much coveted ‘Feature Film’ Award, as well as ‘Film Actress’ for Emma Thompson in her transformative role as 77 year old foul-mouthed pensioner, Cemolina.
Hosted by Edith Bowman, at Glasgow’s Radisson Blu Hotel, the awards celebrated the very best in Scottish Film, Television and Games produced over the last year. The Legend of Barney Thomson proved to be one of the biggest winners of the evening, winning two of the four categories, in which it was nominated for.
The directorial debut of Robert Carlyle, who also stars in the film, The Legend of Barney Thomson beat stiff competition from 16 Years Till Summer as well as What We Did On Our Holiday to land Best Feature Film. Likewise Emma Thompson, battled against Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey) and Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In) to take the prize of Film Actress.
The movie's cast also includes Ray Winstone, Ashley Jensen & Tom Courtenay.
The DVD released yesterday contains the following special features:
- Director's Audio Commentary with Robert Carlyle
- Blooper Reel
- Deleted scenes: Holdall Discusses the Chief, Tension in the Lift, Soaked Barney Returns Home, Holdall Confronts Barney, You Lookin’ for Business?