James King

James King


About James King

James is a film critic and expert. He appears regularly on a number of programmes on television and radio including ITV's Weekend, This Morning, BBC Radio Five Live's Kermode & Mayo show, The Alan Titchmarsh Show and BBC Breakfast. He also comments on big breaking showbiz stories across all the major news programmes and channels.

James has made documentaries for the BBC, subjects have included the Academy Awards, the Cannes Film Festival and legendary writer/director Quentin Tarantino. He presented red carpet coverage of the BAFTA film awards for E! Channel and for the second year running he will be joined the BAFTA EE Rising Star Awards judging panel.

James presented several series of ITV At The Movies and for many years was ITV London Tonight's in-house weekly reviewer and BBC Radio 1's resident movie critic, for which he received a Sony Radio Academy Award nomination.

He is a regular face on film documentaries, including the 100 Greatest Films, The 100 Greatest Music Videos, The Real Winona Ryder and Shawshank:The Redeeming Feature (all Channel 4); Best Ever Bond (ITV1) and 20 Best Movie Love Scenes (Five). He can also be seen contributing to film reports on The One Show.

James is also a published author, having written a history of the festive pop chart called 'It's Christmas!' and the movie memoir 'Hollywood Shaped My Hair'.

James has also been a judge at the Virgin Media Short Films Competition providing his industry knowledge and experience to help choose a winner of the popular competition.

He also regularly hosts press conferences and audience Q & A sessions with film-makers and actors  which have included Steven Spielberg, Will Smith and the cast of X-Men at the Cannes Film Festival.

James has a wealth of experience hosting events and award ceremonies, both at home and abroad. for more details please click on the corporate biography tab above.

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