Simon Thompson

Broadcaster, Film Journalist and TV Producer

A regular on TV and radio, Simon Thompson is an established film and entertainment journalist, broadcaster and TV producer. 5 News' “Go-To” film guy, he has worked for, with, and alongside, some of the biggest brands in the industry including the BBC, Bloomberg TV, ITN, Sky, The Sun, Yahoo!, MSN, Empire magazine, London Evening Standard, The Independent, Entertainment Weekly, Capital Radio and was Showbiz Editor for Global Radio's Heart brand - the largest commercial radio brand in the UK. Simon also launched and was the Entertainment Producer for UK TV network London Live producing a nightly, live prime time entertainment show. He also wrote, produced and presented the daily movie show, Inside Hollywood, for Channel 5 and 5USA. As a critic his reviews have featured on national press campaigns for many major movies as well as in text books for use in colleges and schools. Simon has interviewed the biggest names in the industry from Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt to Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino. Simon lives in London with his wife and dog but will be relocating to Los Angeles in October 2015.
'Legend': Tom Hardy's Bloody

'Legend': Tom Hardy's Bloody Genius

Tom Hardy plays both Reggie and Ronnie Kray in this film tells the story of the identical twin gangsters, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, and their organised crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s.
09/09/2015 11:26 BST
This Is The End: The

This Is The End: The Guestlist

For those who don't know, This Is The End is a pant-wettingly funny comedy about a number of Hollywood stars - Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson plus a host of celebrity mates - who get together to attend a party at James Franco's Los Angeles home.
04/11/2013 12:29 GMT

Review: Gravity

Every generation has a sci-fi film that defines it, a game changer. 2013 sees <em>Gravity</em> hitting cinemas and this doesn't just change the game but win the game, start another one and win that too. <em>Gravity</em> is nothing short of a revelation and THIS is what cinema is all about.
10/10/2013 15:17 BST
Jake Gyllenhaal: Sexualit...

Jake Gyllenhaal: Sexualit... Me!

Jake Gyllenhaal dresses well and he's good looking. He's also funny. He's also, having met and interviewed him a few times, nice and polite too. That's clearly a sign that he could be gay, right? Being a nice guy who dresses well? He might also smell great too, I don't know.
23/09/2013 16:49 BST
Frost, Nixon and Me: The Day I Met David

Frost, Nixon and Me: The Day I Met David Frost

I'll never forget the time I interviewed Sir David Frost. As far as beacons of world class journalism go, America had Walter Cronkite and we had Sir David. And then they had Sir David too.
01/09/2013 20:07 BST
Private Parts: A Male Take on the Jennifer Aniston Baby

Private Parts: A Male Take on the Jennifer Aniston Baby Banter

As much as I'm sure we'd all like to know, ultimately, it's none of our business. When we get down the nitty-gritty, and if we're really honest with ourselves, we're just being nosey... even if we're being well-meaning. Jennifer's a lovely woman, I'm sure she'd make a great mum but... it's also, ultimately, still none of our damn business.
20/08/2013 18:12 BST