Jason Solomons

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Jason Solomons
Born 16 October 1969
Occupation Film critic, journalist, broadcaster, author
Spouse(s) Tessa Solomons
Children 2
Website www.jasonsolomons.com

Jason Solomons (born 16 October 1969) is a British film critic, journalist, broadcaster and author.


Solomons is a regular critic on BBC News, Sky News and BBC Radio and is the former Chairman of the London Film Critics' Circle.[1] He is the host of the Movie Talk interview series on Sky Arts[2] and for more than 15 years has presented a film slot on BBC Radio London's Robert Elms show.[3] He is a regular host on red carpets, presenter of Virgin Atlantic's in-flight entertainment show and has covered every Cannes Film Festival since 1997,[4] when he also began his Trailer Trash column, the first dedicated film diary and gossip column in British newspapers,[5] for The Observer newspaper.[6] Solomons' book, Woody Allen: Film By Film (Carlton Books), was published in 2015.[7] His latest film and documentary reviews and interviews can be found on his website.

Early life[edit]

Solomons attended Merchant Taylors' School in Northwood, Hillingdon, Greater London. He studied French and German at Trinity College, Oxford and lived in Paris for a year{{Citation needed}}. After Oxford, Solomons took a postgraduate course in journalism at City University, London before beginning his career as a journalist and the first graduate trainee at The Daily Express. There, he became showbiz editor and then film critic, before leaving in 1998 for The Mail on Sunday.

Personal life[edit]

Jason lives in north London with his wife and children, just around the corner from one of his other passions: Arsenal Football Club.


  1. ^ Rich Cline, "London Film Critics Appoint New Officers", The Critics' Circle, 9 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Jason Solomons | Filmography", Internet Movie Database.
  3. ^ Simon Yaffe, "Profile: Jason Took the Express Route to the Top of His Profession", Jewish Telegraph.
  4. ^ "About the author".
  5. ^ Jason Solomons Videos, OV Guide.
  6. ^ Jason Solomons, "Trailer Trash", The Observer, 29 September 2013.
  7. ^ Woody Allen: Film By Film at Carlton Books.

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