Phil Archbold

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Paris, France
Northumbria University
Studio Ghibli, Vikings, Harry Potter
  • Phil has been creating online film and TV content full-time since 2015, and his articles have been viewed by millions of people.
  • He was once part of the transcription team at the award-winning podcast MuggleCast.
  • Phil developed an interest in anime and Asian cinema in his teens and has been hooked ever since. He's traveled Asia extensively and always makes sure to check out the local movie theater whenever he visits somewhere new.


Phil was a contributor at What Culture and Screen Rant before he joined the Xoop team in 2016. He's now a full-time editor at Xoop. His first writing gig was with the regional daily newspaper The Chronicle, penning reviews for live music events, theater performances, and stand-up comedy shows across Northeast England. His love of travel led to him going freelance, and he's been lucky enough to work remotely from some incredible locations over the years. After a stint as a reporter at Sports Mole, he found his forever home in entertainment writing.


Phil earned a bachelor's degree in politics and media studies from Northumbria University and then fine-tuned his writing skills with the U.K.'s National Council for the Training of Journalists.
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