Competition: Win The Legend of Barney Thomson DVD and book

To celebrate the release of Icon Film Distribution's The Legend of Barney Thomson, we're offering 10 lucky readers the opportunity to win a copy of the DVD and the novel it's based on.

Legend of Barney Thomson

BAFTA winning actor Robert Carlyle is a tour de force both in the lead role of the ill-fated barber Barney and in directing his all-star cast including Emma Thompson, Ray Winstone, Ashley Jensen and Tom Courtenay. 


The Legend of Barney Thomson tells the tale of Barney, a hapless barber devoid of charm and 'patter' as his fellow barbering brethren mockingly remind him. Barney's mediocre, mundane life is about to be transformed, following a typically incompetent fit of pique, when he inadvertently stumbles into serial murder, and with it headlong into the trail of a grotesque series of killings gripping Glasgow.  

As he makes ham-fisted attempts to cover his tracks, he finds himself on the run from the bearish Detective Inspector Holdall and a testosterone-driven local Police task force at each other’s throats over the ongoing crimes.

With his sanity threatening to unravel, Barney fatefully turns to his domineering, emasculating mother, the formidable Glaswegian 'good-time girl', Cemolina.

There's no turning back now and the path that lies ahead for Barney may yet be littered with more murderous consequences than he could have ever anticipated.

The film recently won two Scottish BAFTA awards, for 'Best Film' and 'Best Actress'. 

The Legend of Barney Thomson is released on DVD on November 16th.

Read our interview with Robert Carlyle

Browse our collection of films and DVDs starring Robert Carlyle, including Looking After Jo Jo


To win a copy of the DVD and book it’s based on, by Douglas Lindsay, simply add your name and email address in the box below and click ‘Submit’.

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