JULIA BUCKLEY

freelance journalist

Spike Lee. Image: TIME

I'm chronically nosey so I've always loved interviewing people. While I was doing my journalism training I won the Interviewer of the Year category in the Press Gazette Student Awards, then when I joined thelondonpaper I edited the daily interview slot, The Chat. I've had full interviews published in the Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Telegraph and the Mail on Sunday, and my red carpet chats have ended up in the Sun, News of the World, Sunday Times, Mail Online and Life & Style magazine (US).

I've interviewed everyone from Rihanna, Ewan McGregor, Spike Lee and Dita Von Teese to Alastair Campbell, Russell Brand, John Bercow and every Big Brother contestant from 2007. I've done round tables with the likes of Keira Knightley and Jamie Foxx and done the rounds at Cannes and Venice. My interviews with Valeria Golino, Gil Rosselini and Nanni Moretti won me my Press Gazette award. Mostly, though, I like writing about interesting people - like Tony Wheeler, founder of Lonely Planet, photographer Jane Hilton, and the seven Italian artisans who talked to me about their work for a recent "Made in Italy" cover story for National Geographic Traveller.

Interviews will also form the bulk of my book, Heal Me - I'll be travelling the world meeting alternative therapists and miracle healers over the next year, seeing how different cultures deal with chronic health conditions and disability. The book will be published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 2017 - more info here.

Sunday Times Travel Magazine

  • Ewan McGregor
  • Kelly Rowland
  • Emilia Fox
  • Katie Melua
  • Dita Von Teese
  • Kelly Brook
  • James Morrison

Mail On Sunday

Telegraph

  • Immodesty Blaize
  • Badly Drawn Boy
  • Damon Dash
  • Julien Macdonald
  • Jamelia
  • Belinda Carlisle
  • Alex Zane

thelondonpaper (I interviewed people nearly every day for two years, but these were some of my favourites)

  • Leona Lewis
  • Rihanna
  • Kelly Osbourne
  • Matthew Modine
  • Bill Nighy
  • Tom Hollander
  • Danny Dyer
  • David Blunkett
  • Tony Wheeler
  • Anna Maxwell Martin

Red carpet reports

  • Kate Winslet [Sunday Times]
  • Donny and Marie Osmond [Sun]
  • Mariah Carey [Sun]
  • Nick Cannon [News of the World]
  • Russell Brand [News of the World]
  • Will.I.Am [Sunday Times Travel Magazine]
  • Matt and Luke Goss on a Bros reunion [Mail Online]
  • Kris Jenner [Life & Style]
  • Holly Madison [Life & Style]
  • Kristin Cavallari, Lo Bosworth, Audrina Patridge [Life & Style]
  • Joel Madden [Life & Style]