Olly Richards, Journalist

Freelance journalist writing about film, TV and other things that aren't boring. Contact: ollyrichards1@gmail.com

Assorted Film Reviews, The Sunday Times Culture

I’m a regular film reviewer for The Sunday Times Culture supplement, writing about everything from big budget action movies to little arthouse dramas. A sample of those reviews are below. … Continue reading

April 1, 2015

15 Surprisingly Low Salaries – The Telegraph, March ’15

Just because you’re in a blockbuster film doesn’t mean you get a blockbuster pay day. I rounded up the actors who were given shockingly low wages for hit films. Click … Continue reading

April 1, 2015

Jennifer Aniston Interview- Empire, March ’15

A rare print interview with Jennifer Aniston, talking about her dramatic award-nominated role in Cake, her years in Friends and her screen debut in Mac and Me. 

March 31, 2015

Scene-Stealing Movie Houses – The Telegraph, March ’15

Most houses in movies are just flimsy chipboard constructions, knocked down as soon as filming is over. But some of the most striking are real places you can visit, or … Continue reading

February 28, 2015

‘Fortitude’ Set Visit Preview – Empire, February ’15

The latest big budget series from Sky One takes place in a mysterious town in the Arctic Circle. I visited the Iceland set of Fortitude to find out more.

February 2, 2015

Phil Lord and Chris Miller – Empire, February ’15

A sit down with Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the directors of The Lego Movie, which was, frankly, robbed of an Oscar nomination.

February 1, 2015

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1’ – Empire, December ’14

An in-depth cover feature on the third Hunger Games sequel, Mockingjay, Part 1, including interviews with stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks and director Francis Lawrence.

December 16, 2014