After an incredible year which featured interviews with the likes of Keira Knightley, Samuel L. Jackson, Tessa Thompson, a viral interview with Bianca Del Rio, a chat with the Oscar winning Renée Zellweger for her award winning part in Judy, one on one interviews with the team behind 1917 and many red carpets, 2019 was a hard year to beat.
But Josh managed to kick off 2020 in STYLE! He started the year as talkRADIO’s official film correspondent across award season covering The Golden Globes and the Academy Awards for the third consecutive year, presenting entertainment news across the network with Julia Hartley Brewer, Mike Graham, Cristo Foufas and Darryl Morris.
But he also bagged a lot of exclusive interviews for major film releases with Hollywood royalty including Dame Kristen Scott-Thomas, Bill Nighy & Anya Taylor-Joy.
To finish off 2019, Josh blagged one of the first exclusive interviews for the smash hit film 1917 – with Sir Sam Mendes, George MacKay and Dean Charles-Chapman on talkRADIO, showing that he can truly spot a hit!
The film ended up taking home plenty of accolades at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs and the Academy Awards with the team being super in demand across the globe during award season.
For a huge talkRADIO exclusive, Josh spent the afternoon with Renée Zellweger to speak to her about her new role as legendary icon Judy Garland in her new movie: Judy. They spoke about her personal connection to the part, Judy’s connection to the LGBTQ plus community and the injustice about the last part of Judy’s life in length and in depth. They even had time for a selfie or two!
The Interview was played on various shows across the network and led in the Entertainment News bulletins for the stations. It was later picked up by the Mail Online.
Samuel L. Jackson admitted to Josh that he’s a workaholic. Josh bagged an exclusive one on one interview with Samuel L. Jackson to chat about M. Night Shyamalan’s new movie GLASS on ‘The Late Late Early Early’ Show on talkRADIO – (Also starring James McAvoy and Sarah Paulson).
The pair spoke about many things, how Jackson handled filming in a real mental institution, fashion and more!
As part of his reporting duties for ‘The Late Late Early Early Show’ with Paul Ross on talkRADIO, Josh has been conducting exclusive interviews, been sitting down with A-List stars as he covers some worldwide films including Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Creed II and The Favourite.
Josh was selected to be part of the talkRADIO coverage for the Academy Awards 2018. He was on air from 1am till 5am overnight with Paul Ross alongside Film Critics Rebecca Perfect & Van Connor discussing all things Oscars. Josh provided live news, analysis, stats and reaction to all the action as it happened. He was then also on air first thing in the morning at 6am with James Max with the first showbiz reaction over breakfast.
Oscar Night 2018
Photo taken by talkRADIO presenter James Max
To celebrate the release of the Academy Award and BAFTA Award nominated as well as Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award winning movie Darkest Hour, Josh secured an exclusive interview with one of the movie’s biggest stars; Lily James.
The former Cinderella actress exclusively opened up about the ‘Anxiety’ over her role, the climate in Hollywood, working with Gary Oldman as well as other behind the scenes experiences on the set of the multi award-winning movie also starring Ben Mandelson and Kristen Scott Thomas.
It’s coming up to THE biggest night in entertainment of the year and Josh was part of the run up!
As part of award season, Josh covered the Oscar nominations as part of the lead up to the much anticipated 2017 Academy Award ceremony on the weekly film review on TalkRADIO with John Holmes.
As part of the item, Josh used research and insider knowledge to predict almost correctly who will win what in the top 5 categories… (well almost thank you to the ultimate Best Picture blunder!)
He also reviewed the Screen Actors Guild Award Winning film, Hidden Figures starring Taraji P.Henson, Octavia Spencer and Jangle Monáe.