simon farnaby

Interview: The Phantom of the Open writer Simon Farnaby on celebrating “The world’s worst golfer” and what inspires his comedic musings

July 7, 2022

A writer and performer whose resume boasts such acclaimed works as The Mighty Boosh, Horrible Histories, and both Paddington films, Simon Farnaby and the comedy genre practically go hand-in-hand. For his latest big screen outing, the English creative is adapting his own work, bringing his musings on infamous golfer Maurice Flitcroft to life with The […]

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Film Review: The Phantom of the Open is an uplifting true story about the power of optimism

July 6, 2022

Whilst not always the most prevalent sport to celebrate cinematically, golf has had its share of theatrical engagement over the decades; more often than not linked heavily to the comedy genre, too. Caddyshack (1980), Happy Gilmore (1996) and Tin Cup (1996) have arguably courted the most humorous notice, whilst The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) […]

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