Claire North | THE END OF THE DAY

Claire North is one of the pen names of prolific author Catherine Webb, who is also known to younger readers as Kate Griffin. As Claire North, she has written three science fiction novels, including the award winning The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. We caught up with her to talk about her recently released … Continued

Andy Weir | ARTEMIS

Andy Weir is an American novelist whose debut novel, The Martian, was later adapted into a film of the same name directed by Ridley Scott in 2015. His eagerly anticipated novel, Artemis, is out now.   STARBURST: What is the elevator pitch for Artemis? Andy Weir: Artemis takes place in a city on the Moon in … Continued


Holy interview time, Batman! Following the return of Adam West and Burt Ward’s Dynamic Duo in last year’s animated Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, now comes a follow-up in the form of Batman vs. Two-Face. Recorded in October 2016 and before the sad passing of the iconic West this June, the sequel sees William … Continued

Tobin Bell | JIGSAW

Tobin Bell is one of the most respected and sought-after character actors working in film and television today, with an enviable list of credits including Tootsie (1982), Mississippi Burning (1988), Goodfellas (1990) and In The Line Of Fire (1993), in which he played a counterfeiter who meets Clint Eastwood’s Frank Horrigan at the outset of … Continued

Julie Ann Emery | PREACHER

An experienced and versatile film and television actor, having appeared in Fargo, Better Call Saul, and emotional drama Gifted alongside Chris Evans. This year she joined season 2 of Preacher, taking on the character of Lara Featherstone, and recently took some time to discuss the role with STARBURST. STARBURST: Your character Lara is quite a … Continued


Lauren James is a scientist who is best known for who books The Next Together and The Last Beginning. Her latest novel, The Loneliest Girl in the Universe is out now. We caught up with her to find out more. STARBURST: What’s the elevator pitch for The Loneliest Girl in the Universe? Lauren James: A girl alone on a spaceship finds … Continued


If you’re keeping up with our book reviews, it probably hasn’t escaped your notice that we are massive fans of Syd Moore’s Rosie Strange series. The first book, Strange Magic, was a breath of fresh air for a genre that is often mustier and more cobweb-ridden than the proverbial haunted house, and the latest – … Continued


The Toxic Avenger musical has hit London’s West End, so we caught up with one of the co-writers – Bon Jovi keyboard player David Bryan – to find out all about it. STARBURST: What gave you the impetus to turn The Toxic Avenger into a musical? David Bryan: In 2010, Memphis came on Broadway and … Continued

Gareth David-Lloyd | TWISTED SHOWCASE

Following our recent chat with Twisted Showcase creator Robin Bell, we were lucky enough to grab some time with Twisted Showcase mainstay Gareth David-Lloyd. As the just-launched Series 4 premiere – Be My Head – sees Gareth make his directorial debut, we got the lowdown on this brand new episode of this much-lauded, critically-acclaimed webseries, … Continued

Paul Hoffman | SCORN

Novelist Paul Hoffman is a former BBFC Censor and is best known for The Left Hand of God series, a fantasy series with strong religious themes. His debut novel The Wisdom of Crocodiles was turned into the 1998 vampire movie starring Jude Law. We caught up with him to find out more about his latest … Continued