Charlie Lyne

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Charlie Lyne (born 1991) is a freelance journalist and filmmaker. He is a home entertainment columnist for The Guardian. His directorial film debut, Beyond Clueless, premiered at SXSW in 2014.[1] In 2015 he created and directed Fear Itself which was released free to watch on BBC iPlayer.

Ultra Culture[edit]

Established in 2008 when Lyne was 16, Ultra Culture was a film blog known for its chatty style, strong opinions[2] and concise pop cultural commentary.[3] According to critic aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the blog agrees with popular opinion 66% of the time.[4]

The Film Programme[edit]

Lyne joined the programme when it was redeveloped after Jonathan Ross's departure. New host Claudia Winkleman approached him using Twitter, saying that she was 'obsessed'[5] with his website and that she would 'bloody kill'[6] for him to be on the show. He is listed on the Film Programme website as being the 'resident internet-type person'.[7]

Awards and accolades[edit]

Ultra Culture was named Blog of the Year 2011 by Sky Movies,[8] and was highly commended in the Total Film Blog Awards 2011[9] in the Best Overall Blog category. The Ultra Culture Twitter account was also named one of the Top 100 Arts Tweeters by The Times.[10]


  1. ^ Lyne, Charlie. "Charlie Lyne com". Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "The teen bloggers who took over the internet". The Guardian. 9 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Ultra Culture: The UK's Leading Film Blog". i-D. 28 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Charlie Lyne". Rotten Tomatoes. 
  5. ^ I am um, obsessed by your website. Please can you DM me a phone number or email. Sorry. Have a question..... @claudiawinkel
  6. ^ CORRECT. I'd bloody KILL for you to do our show. KILL. right. night night. @claudiawinkel
  7. ^ "Charlie Lyne - BBC Film 2011". 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 
  8. ^ "Blog of the year: the winners". Sky Movies. 
  9. ^ "Total Film blog awards: the results". Total Film. 28 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Times 100 Arts Tweeters". 1 April 2011. 

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