Julian Barratt

Biography: Born Julian Barratt Pettifer, 4th May 1968 in Leeds, England and educated at Reading University, he is best known for his role as Howard Moon, one half of the comedy duo that creates the cult series The Mighty Boosh. Barratt is also an accomplished musician, he particularly favours Jazz (a love he shares with his character Howard Moon) and actually composed much of the music in The Mighty Boosh. Julian Barratt started out doing stand up, he appeared at Montreal's Just For Laughs festival in 1998, and made stand-up appearances on BBC One (The Stand Up Show 1998), Channel 4 (Gas Stand-up1997) and Channel Five (Comedy Network 1997). It was while doing stand up that Barratt met Noel Fielding (Vince Noir, the other half of the Boosh) . Noel used to go and watch Barratt doing stand up then one night someone had to drop out so he asked Noel to fill in and that's where it all began. The pair made their debut at the Edinburgh and Sydney comedy festivals and won the Perrier award forBorn Julian Barratt Pettifer, 4th May 1968 in Leeds, England and educated at Reading University, he is best known for his role as Howard Moon, one half of the comedy duo that creates the cult series The Mighty Boosh. Barratt is also an accomplished musician, he particularly favours Jazz (a love he shares with his character Howard Moon) and actually composed much of the music in The Mighty Boosh. Julian Barratt started out doing stand up, he appeared at Montreal's Just For Laughs festival in 1998, and made stand-up appearances on BBC One (The Stand Up Show 1998), Channel 4 (Gas Stand-up1997) and Channel Five (Comedy Network 1997). It was while doing stand up that Barratt met Noel Fielding (Vince Noir, the other half of the Boosh) . Noel used to go and watch Barratt doing stand up then one night someone had to drop out so he asked Noel to fill in and that's where it all began. The pair made their debut at the Edinburgh and Sydney comedy festivals and won the Perrier award for best newcomers. The Boosh was picked up by Radio4 in 2001 for a series which won the Douglas Adams Award for Innovative Comedy Writing. The show was then transferred to BBC Three for two series in 2004 and 2005. They have since travelled the UK with a Live tour of the show throughout 2006 and are currently working on a third series. Julian Barratt is also an actor and has starred in other television comedies such as Nathan Barley (again alongside Fielding) and Garth Merenghi's dark place Also several feature films such as feature films Lucky Break (2001),Principles of Lust (2002)and a BAFTA award winning short 'Sweet'. Expand

Julian Barratt's Scores

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Average career score: 66
Highest Metascore: 84 In Fabric
Lowest Metascore: 48 Lucky Break
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
5 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
70 Mindhorn May 12, 2017 Screenplay / Richard Thorncroft/Detective Bruce Mindhorn / Richard Thorncroft/Mindhorn / Richard Thorncroft/Detective Bruce Mindhorn 7.0
53 ABCs of Death 2 Oct 31, 2014 Director 5.9
73 A Field in England Feb 7, 2014 Cast / Trower / Trower 7.1
48 Lucky Break Apr 5, 2002 Paul Dean tbd
84 In Fabric TBA Principal Cast tbd