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Rising Stars And Veterans: Glasgow Film Festival


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Posted February 17, 2015 by


This year’s Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) runs from 18th February until 1st March and, once again, sees some of the best and brightest names in the business attend this must-visit feast of film.

Respected veteran actors Gemma Jones (Bridget Jones’ Diary, Sense And Sensibility, Harry Potter) and Richard Johnson (The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, The Haunting, Julius Caesar, Antony & Cleopatra) will attend the festival in support of Radiator, the beautiful debut of director Tom Browne, nominated for the GFF’s inaugural Audience Award. At the other end of the spectrum, Karidja Toure and Assa Sylla, the young stars of Celine Sciamma’s multi-award winning Girlhood (Bande de filles), one of the hottest-tipped films on the festival circuit, will walk the red carpet for the film’s Scottish premiere.

Daniel Wolfe, best known as the director behind some of the most cinematic music videos of the last decade, including Duffy’s Mercy, Plan B’s ‘Stay Too Long, Sugababes’ Girls and the Jake Gyllanhaal-hipster-killing-spree of Time To Dance, will attend the festival in support of his feature debut, supercool thriller Catch Me Daddy, along with the film’s stars Conor McCarron (NEDS) and Gary Lewis (Outlander, Gangs Of New York, Billy Elliot). Peter Mullan (Trainspotting) and Morvern Christie (Grantchester, Lost In Austen) will take part in masterclasses on editing and casting as part of the Behind The Scenes Programme Strand.

GFF are also delighted to confirm that legendary crime novelist William McIlvanney will attend the World Premiere of the documentary about his life, William McIlvanney: Living With Words. Director Gillies McKinnon and actor Iain Robertson are confirmed to attend the 20th Anniversary Screening of Small Faces. Alan McKenna, best known as an actor in films like Belle, and as Patrick McGuire in Doctors, will attend for Pressure, his debut feature script as a writer. Award-winning director Yasmin Fedda returns to GFF with her brilliant documentary Queens Of Syria. Actor Leo Gregoryand director Jane Spencer support dreamy existential comedy The Ninth Cloud, actor/director April Mullen walks the red carpet for her gory revenge thriller pastiche 88.

Guests already announced include New Zealand actor Cliff Curtis, for The Dark Horse, director Carol Morley for TheFalling, composer Olfaur Arnalds (The Hunger Games, Broadchurch), Oscar-winning sound designer Glenn Freemantle (Gravity, Paddington, Ex Machina), the band British Sea Power and the comedian Paul Merton.

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