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An interview with the actor Michelle Dockery, of Downton Abbey, for The Observer’s ‘This Much I Know’ interview slot. Please click the image below for the full interview.
On-set feature for the Irvine Welsh adaptation Filth, featuring interviews with James McAvoy and director Jon S. Baird.
I met Naomi Watts in New York to talk about her new role as Princess Diana, plus the major films of her career.
Video interview with James McAvoy, star of Filth, an adaptation of the Irvine Welsh novel. The video interview is only viewable by downloading the issue on iPad.
A profile of actress/singer Selena Gomez, to coincide with the release of her new album, Stars Dance. Please click image below for full article.
As Arrested Development returned for a new series, I spoke to the main cast about the show’s premature end and the weight of expectation on their return.
A feature on Sofia Coppola’s latest movie, The Bling Ring, for Empire magazine, including interviews with Coppola and star Emma Watson.
An interview with the actor John Simm for The Observer’s ‘This Much I Know’ interview slot. Please click the image below for the full interview.
A review of the movie Oblivion, directed by Joseph Kosinski and starring Tom Cruise, Andrea Riseborough, Morgan Freeman and Olga Kurylenko. The review appeared in the June 2013 issue of … Continue reading
I visited the New York set of The Following, starring Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy, for a preview feature ahead of the show’s launch on Sky Atlantic.
To coincide with the release of Song For Marion, I spoke to Terence Stamp about the ups and downs of his 50-year career.
A joint interview with Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann about ‘This Is 40′ and the oddities of working with your spouse.
A long-form five-star review of ‘The Life of Pi’ by Ang Lee for Empire magazine. It is amazing (the film, not the review – I am not that conceited).
To mark the release of ‘Friends’ on Blu-ray, I spoke to creators David Crane and Marta Kaufmann about the show, and it was basically the most fun I’ve ever had.
As Cate Blanchett reprised her role as Galadriel for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, I interviewed her about the Lord of the Rings films and the rest of her career.
Reviews of You Will Be My Son, The Man With The Iron Fists, Dead Europe, False Trail and Confession Of A Child Of The Century for the Culture section of … Continue reading
An in-depth interview with the Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman for Omega Lifetime, for whom she is a brand ambassador.
A career interview with Keira Knightley for the release of ‘Anna Karenina’ and to mark a decade since her breakout role in ‘Bend It Like Beckham’.
Each week I write a movie news column for AskMen. This will generally be themed around a big news story of the week, sometimes quite flimsily if it offers the … Continue reading
A Q&A interview with Chris O’Dowd to coincide with the release of Moone Boy, the Sky 1 sitcom which he co-wrote and appears in. Read the full article here: http://www.shortlist.com/entertainment/films/chris-odowd
An in-depth career interview with Rachel Weisz, who was making her return to blockbuster cinema with the lead female role in ‘The Bourne Legacy’.
An interview with Seth MacFarlane to talk about his new film Ted, which marked his debut as a movie director, and his long-running show Family Guy, now in its eleventh … Continue reading
Empire cover feature on The Bourne Legacy, the fourth film in the Bourne franchise. Includes interviews with Jeremy Renner, Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz and Tony Gilroy.
Talking through Batman’s vehicles in the Christopher Nolan trilogy with Chris Corbould. As special effects supervisor on all three films, Corbould has overseen the design of the Batmobile, Batpod and … Continue reading
A career interview with Charlize Theron, to coincide with the release of both Prometheus and Snow White and the Huntsman.
An entry for Guardian Guide’s ‘Hard Sell’ regular, this one featuring an advert for Dulux, which boasted many, many children and a perverted dog.
A rare career retrospective interview with Michelle Pfeiffer to coincide with the release of Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows.michelle pfeiffer 12
Film reviews for The Sunday Times Culture, from various weeks across March and April 2012.
The Empire podcast discusses film news and reviews each week. For the tenth episode, I joined the podcast to offer opinions, waffle and some thoughts on Martin Short. Empire … Continue reading
Review of The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists! for Empire magazine (exclamation marks theirs, not mine). Please click the image to read the full review on the Empire website.
Review of The Hunger Games for Empire magazine. Please click the image to read the full review on the Empire website.
Preview feature on Snow White and the Huntsman, including interviews with Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth, for the May 2012 issue of Empire magazine.
Cover feature on Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson for the April 2012 issue of Empire magazine.
A ‘masterpiece’ review of When Harry Met Sally* for the April ’12 issue of Empire magazine. (*Because obviously it is the greatest romantic comedy in history)
Interview feature with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutherson and Liam Hemsworth of The Hunger Games, for Metro.
An interview with Noel Gallagher about his new band, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, for Project magazine.
Breakdown of the (really terrible) Wowcher ad for the ‘Hard Sell’ column in The Guardian Guide.
Set visit feature on Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows for the November 2011 issue of Empire magazine.
Cover feature interview with Hugh Jackman for the movie Real Steel. Published in Project #10.
Cover feature on Tinie Tempah for issue 7 of Project, the men’s magazine published on iPad.