The Big Issue North is a regional edition to the popular weekly publication, The Big Issue. I've been contributing full-page-to-multi-page features to the magazine since early 2017, with work based predominately around film, television and popular culture.
Cover Story: Seth Rogen on working With His Mates
I had so much spare content left over from my chat with Seth Rogen that I was able to put together a completely new piece, featuring new quotes for the regional readers of The Big Issue North. This time, Seth shared some thoughts on his collaborative work ethic and fondness for working with his friends...
Cover Story: Paddy Considine Talks Journeyman
Directing and acting powerhouse Paddy Considine followed up his harrowing debut Tyrannosaur with the equally unflinching boxing drama Journeyman. I spoke to him for The Big Issue as the film was hitting audiences to find out what inspires his storytelling. The feature was a cover story in the magazine's print edition but you can also read the piece online by clicking the image below...
Cover STory: Bill Bailey
A few weeks after The Big Issue published my mini-Bill Bailey piece online, the comedian visited Manchester Apollo and my main cover story interview was published. In it Bill discusses his love of travelling, his left-field comedic style and his rock and roll tour antics...
Bill Bailey's Philosophy of Funny
I spoke to comedian Bill Bailey for The Big Issue shortly before he hit the road on his 2018 Larks in Transit tour. I got so much great content that I pitched a mini-feature for the publication's online section highlighting Bill's laid back philosophies on travel, comedy and life. Click the link below to read the full piece...
Rupert Grint on Snatch
After I'd quizzed Rupert Grint about his favourite movies for Total Film, there was a little bit of time left over to get his thoughts on visiting Manchester for the first time ever to shoot his new show Snatch.
Julian Barratt on Mindhorn
While his Mighty Boosh partner Noel Fielding was visiting The Great British Bake Off's baking tent, Julian Barratt was making his big screen feature debut with Mindhorn, a smart send up of 80s cop shows and the fickle nature of stardom. I was able to speak to Barratt about creating this larger than life character just before the film's debut.
Artist John Higgins Discusses Working on Judge Dredd / Cover Story
I was offered the chance to speak to iconic Liverpool based artist and comic book writer John Higgins ahead of his hometown exhibition at Victoria Gallery & Museum and as a big fan of Judge Dredd and Watchmen, I jumped at the chance. The finished piece even made it onto the cover of the late April edition of the magazine, making it my first ever cover story.
Alice Lowe Talks Prevenge
For my inaugural feature for The Big Issue North I spoke to actor, writer and Director Alice Lowe about her amazing feature debut Prevenge and its impressive journey to the screen. Alice was really generous with her time and debut film set her up as someone you'll definitely want to see more of. If you haven't seen the film yet, you're missing out.