Meet the Team

Matt Holmes


Matt co-founded WhatCulture in its earlier form - as film blog - as a direct response to Superman Lives being terrible in 2006. Since then, the Editor-in-chief has overseen major expansions and development, including his brainchild, the WWE section.

Peter Willis


Peter co-founded WhatCulture back in 2006, looking after the murky behind the scenes depths of advertising, hosting and development. If you’ve ever liked a font you’ve seen on the site, he definitely spent three weeks choosing it.


Simon Gallagher

Executive Editor

Having been with the site since 2008, Simon now works across all our sections as Executive Editor and is WhatCulture's most read writer. He can be found tightly clutching his trophies for User Of Longest Words, Bestest Grammar, and Least Helpful At Writing Bios.

Adam Clery

Managing Editor

Adam arrived at WhatCulture with a murky history of publishing magazines, running websites, and lecturing his supposed wisdom to the region's university students. The thinking man's Simon Gallagher.

Scott Tailford

Games Editor

Scott has been WhatCulture's Games Editor since 2014, and in that time he's kindled a few bonfires, been yelled at by his genetically identical twin and thwarted an evil tyrant’s reign with a shovel. It’s been said that no one truly understands the entire Metal Gear Solid universe, but he laughs long and hard into the face of such detractors. Nanomachines, son.

James Hunt

TV Editor

James is an NCTJ-qualified journalist which, though impressive, wilts in comparison to how good his Instagram game is. He has a passion for fantasy dramas, but not in a weird way, and he's the best swearer in the office.

Jen Gallie

Content Producer

Jen is WhatCulture's resident expert on both the world of Disney, and the fantastical output of Universal Studios. On a recent visit to Los Angeles, she was forced to break up a bar fight between [name redacted for legal reasons] and [name redacted for legal reasons] from HBO's Game of Thrones.

Benjamin Richardson

WWE Editor

Benjamin A. Richardson was born in 1987 and is still not dead. Despite styling ostentatious white specs, having a musical taste set firmly in the 1800s, and attempting his own translation of À la recherche du temps perdu, he insists he isn't an 'insufferably pretentious twit'. He is, though. And a flag fan, or 'flan', if you will. Coincidentally, Benjamin lives alone.

Michael Sidgwick

Content Producer

Former Power Slam Magazine scribe and author of Development Hell: The NXT Story - available NOW on!

Michael Hamflett

Content Producer

Square eyes on a square head, trained almost exclusively to WWE, Sunderland AFC & Paul Rudd films. And occasionally my kids. Responsible for some of the words in our amazing Wrestling bookazines available at, and probably every website list you read that praised Kevin Nash.

Ewan Paterson

Comics Editor

WhatCulture's very own Comics Editor. Cats, comic books and spaghetti westerns are my thing. Rants about stuff @AbuseDepository

Andrew Murray

Content Producer

A caffeine-dependent life-form from the frozen wastes of north east Scotland. Big on football, MMA, professional wrestling, and hip-hop. Not particularly good at tennis, before you ask.

Josh Brown

Content Producer

Writer. Mumbler. Only person on the internet who liked Spider-Man 3

Audio / Video

Peter Austin

Video Editor

Peter Austin initially joined WhatCulture as an occasional contributor to our Film, Gaming and Science sections, but made the mistake of telling us that he'd been making videos in his bedroom for over a decade. Since then he's been a vital member of our YouTube team and routinely sets the standard for smart-casual wear in the office.

Kris Thompson

Video Editor

Sometime in 2004, Kris decided to edit a video for a laugh. Well, the joke was on him it seems because now he has to come to WhatCulture and do it every single day. All that's really changed in that time is that now he exports to YouTube instead of a VHS. Yes, an actual VHS, that's how long he's been honing his craft.

Ben Potter

Video Editor / Presenter

Phil Chambers

Video Editor

Once known as Hobo Joe, he died tragically on the wrestling channel but from his ashes rose the bearded phoenix known as Phil Chambers. When he's not editing videos or appearing on the channel, Phil also tries not to get kicked in the head by wrestlers when filming WCPW. He doesn't always succeed.

Adam Wilbourn

Video Editor/Presenter

Rich Hutson

Video Editor

Born in Theatre, sits at a Computer. After over a decade of tinkering with Video Editing software, Rich gets to spend his precious time editing whatever's thrown at him. Also the go-to for Doctor Who, and could tell you why Sans Serif fonts are better than most. Still occasionally tap dances under the desk.


Laura Holmes

Executive Assistant

In 1972, a crack Executive Assistant was sent to prison by a military court for a crime she didn't commit. She promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Newcastle underground. Today, still wanted by the government, she survives as a soldier of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find her, maybe you can hire... Laura Holmes.


Chris Schofield

Senior / Lead Web Developer

WhatCulture's very own Lancashire-born developer! If something is broken on the site, it was probably my fault... sorry! Let me know if you want...