As well as interviewing talent and reviewing films, TV and theatre, over the last 20 years Ian has written countless features, for print and online, on a wide array of subjects. The pieces appeared in a varied 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.
“You're not from New York City, you're from Rotherham…” snarled the Arctic Monkeys on the track that first got them noticed, Fake Tales Of San Francisco. Back in the heady days of 2005, a grim Northern town like Rotherham was ...Read More
“Day one on the Big Brother bus…” I don’t know who started the Geordie voice-over first but, after the six thousandth time, it’s still funny. And we haven’t even cleared San Francisco yet. We’re on a coach, one of several ...Read More
“I’ll be perfectly honest with you, David – I’m not in the habit of bringing home stray, young American men. I find you very attractive and a little bit sad. I’ve had seven lovers in my life, three of which ...Read More
He wore the metal skull cap and walked in the dragon's breath. The big loony. One of Britain's greatest actors – and biggest pains in the ass – puts the mental into Merlin "The Dark Ages - the land was ...Read More
It’s 7am, I’ve been up all night and I’m out of my face on Finnish vodka. And I’m 20 foot up a pine-tree. Yes, Finland’s 17th Espoo Ciné is the weirdest damn film festival ever. It begins as soon as ...Read More