Ben is a freelance movies and entertainment writer. He started out writing for Empire and has since authored the definitive biography of Robert Downey Jr. as well as setting up Press Association's Hollywood Bureau. Highlights of his professional career include getting recognised by Naomi Watts, almost spilling a drink on Natalie Portman and nearly getting punched by Mickey Rourke. His toddler daughter has already met a member of the England Women's cricket team, but currently thinks YouTube videos of cats are better than Star Wars