Biography: Originally from the UK, Simon Thompson is a Los Angeles-based critic, journalist, and producer with over 20 years experience in the industry. He’s worked for, and with, many of the biggest brands in the world of entertainment both domestically and internationally. Having cemented his reputation in Great Britain, he relocated to the US in 2015. Working across TV, radio and digital, his current client roster includes E! News, Reuters, Forbes, and IGN to name just a few. His reviews have also been featured in countless publications outlets including MSN, The Sun and London Evening Standard among others.
Simon regular talks film on various national and international news networks including BBC, Sky News, and EuroNews among others. Quotes from his critical work have been featured on hundreds of international and domestic ad campaigns for major movies from independent films to multi-award winning studios movies from documentaries to the Harry Potter franchise to award-winning hits such Bohemian Rhapsody. His critical work is also featured in textbooks in UK high schools used as part of the national curriculum.
Simon also hosts the long-running weekly film review and news show Meet the Movie Press on the Popcorn Talk network. As a journalist and producer, Simon has covered everything from the Oscars to Comic-Con for major international broadcast networks and news agencies. He has also produced and interviewed the biggest names in the industry from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Oprah Winfrey to Steven Spielberg and Meryl Streep and beyond.
Favorite Films: Metropolis, The Breakfast Club, Dawn of the Dead, Die Hard, Back to the Future, Rain Main, The Thing, The Shining, Soylent Green, Escape From New York, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
First Film You Ever Saw: Star Wars: A New Hope