Olly Richards, Journalist

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

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

Benedict Cumberbatch – Empire, November ’14

A career retrospective interview with Benedict Cumberbatch, talking about Star Trek, The Hobbit, Shakespeare and his new role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game.

December 8, 2014

‘Jurassic World’ First Look Feature – Empire, June ’14

A year ahead of the release of Jurassic World, the fourth Jurassic Park movie, I spoke to its director Colin Trevorrow to get inside information on what to expect from the … Continue reading

June 1, 2014