James King

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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.

He tweets as @jameskingmovies

Contact Agent: info@knightayton.co.uk

James is a film critic and expert. He appears regularly on ITV's Weekend and This Morning programmes. James was previously ITV's London Tonight in-house weekly reviewer.

James was the resident movie critic for BBC Radio 1 for several years, where he worked with Greg James on his Friday afternoon show and with Edith Bowman on her weekend breakfast shows.  James King's Movie News on BBC Radio 1 was nominated for a Sony Radio Academy Award in 2004 in the Information Award category.

James has appeared as the resident movie expert on Sky One's Angela and Friends and presented The Movie Show on ITV2, the Early Breakfast show, Bank Holiday soundtrack specials and several all-night Oscar programmes.

Recent Testimonials include:

Samsung Press Launch
"James was a roaring success at the Samsung event - the team were all really pleased. James was a true pro, all were very happy with him and would definately use him again."

John Lewis Open House event
"James was really well received by the client, as well as the attending consumers. His choice of film, anecdotes and industry knowledge was enjoyed by all. He was informative, engaging and really easy to work with. He was a great asset for our movie night calendar, and we will definitely keep him in mind for future projects."

Virgin Media Shorts Competition
“It was brilliant. James was brilliant too. The night went really smoothly and everyone was really impressed with the event, the winners and also our lovely judges. So please pass on my thanks to James for all of his help not only on the night but throughout the competition too.”

‘Greatest 80’s Movies’ Interview
"James was absolutely completely and utterly blooming well lovely and had amazing insight as well as passion. A consummate pro who loves his job. I interviewed him when he first started out for the ‘I Love’ series and he was great then and hasn’t lost any enthusiasm over time."

BAFTAs’ Red Carpet coverage
"James did a fantastic job for us last night in pretty awful conditions – sideways rain and sub-zero temperatures are hardly conducive to a glamorous live red carpet  event, but James battled on impressively. His input was great and he kept things ticking along brilliantly at that end of the carpet and helped create the energy we wanted for the show."

Contact Agent: info@knightayton.co.uk 

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