Celebrity Interviews

As an entertainment journalist specialising in movies Ian has interviewed a large number of filmmakers and actors, including some of Hollywood’s biggest names. In addition, he has written pieces on other creatives involved in areas such as TV, radio, stand-up comedy, writing and theatre. The pieces appeared in a wide range of publications and websites including Empire, Hotdog, FilmFour, SFX, The Big Issue, City Life (Manchester), Musicweek, The North Guide, The Leeds Guide and VODzilla.

“It wasn’t about ‘I’m a big lesbian!’” laughs Lena Heady, of her latest film, Imagine Me & You. “It’s just about love.” Heady, a resident of Huddersfield, was actually born in Bermuda in 1976. “That always sounds very exciting,” she ...
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It’s midday on a Friday and I’ve accidentally got drunk. Now, the floaty, vaguely tripped-out feeling may be down to the four pints I’ve just glugged down, but I’m more inclined to blame the fact that I’ve been locked in ...
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Something Wicker This Way Comes… Ahead of a new re-mastered release, Ian Winterton chats paganism, Christopher Lee and Nicolas Cage in a bear-suit with Wicker Man director Robin Hardy. Though consistently rated as one of the best horror films ever, that epithet ...
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“It was never my intention to become the Princess of Genovia. It was my intention to become an actress.” So says 24-year old Brooklyn-born Anne Hathaway, referring to the fictional kingdom that made her famous in The Princess Diaries, the ...
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A room full of jaded hacks from all corners of the globe isn’t exactly a comedian’s dream audience. Add to this the fact that the press conference is actually scripted, all questions having been submitted in advance, making the assembled ...
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By the very nature of their profession, actors are paid to pretend, but it’s not often – on film at least – that they have to make believe they’re looking at the Sun without it actually being there. But, when ...
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WELCOME THE NEWCOMERS TO THE HARRY POTTER UNIVERSE... ROBERT PATTINSON CEDRIC DIGGORY Were you a Harry Potter fan before you got this part? I’d never read any of the books and hadn’t seen the movies either, so I can’t really ...
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“I must confess that I think her as delightful a character as ever appeared in print, and how I shall be able to tolerate those who do not like her at least, I do not know.” - Jane Austen Almost ...
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The Warriors (1979) "We made it on the shoestring, shooting almost entirely on location during New York’s wettest summer in 75 years. And we were in some very rough neighbourhoods. It was controversial when it came out in ’79 but, ...
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“I was always drawn to the Grimms for the primal nature of their stories,” says Terry Gilliam, adding with a grin. “I like the darkness.” No kidding. The latest movie from the maverick director, a fantastical account of how the ...
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