Actors  |  Jun 1, 2015

Edinburgh International Film Festival Announced

The programme for the 2015 Edinburgh International Film Festival has been announced, with several films starring Curtis Brown clients in leading and supporting roles.

Established in 1947, the Edinburgh International Film Festival is renowned around the world for discovering and promoting the very best in international cinema. Previous films debuted at the festival include the Best Picture Academy Award-winning The Hurt Locker, and British classics such as Billy Elliot.

Stephen McCole features in the opening night gala film The Legend of Barney Thompson, directed by and starring Robert Carlyle. Described as a jet-black comedy, it is a hilarious take on the novels by Douglas Lindsay, focusing on a Glaswegian barber turned serial killer. Stephen is best known for his role as Alan Lindsey in River City and was recently seen on stage in the Royal Court's Let the Right One In.

Natalie Gavin and Christine Tremarco both star in Hector, competing in the category for Best British Film. Natalie Gavin leads the film as Hazel, opposite Peter Mullen who plays an affable homeless pensioner trying to escape his past life. Natalie can currently be seen in Shared Experience's tour of The Little Mermaid having played Mary Warren in The Crucible at the Old Vic Theatre last year. Christine could recently be seen in the ITV thriller Safe House opposite Christopher Eccleston, having previously appeared in Jack Thorne's Glue for E4.

Elliott Tittensor leads North vs. South, a retelling of the Romeo & Juliet story set against the backdrop of deadly modern gang warfare directed by Steven Nesbitt. He plays Terry, a star-crossed lover opposite Charlotte Hope. Elliot was nominated for a BIFA for Most Promising Newcomer for his performance as Tits in feature film Spike Island as well as being named a Screen International Star of Tomorrow. He previously could be seen in Clio Barnard's award-winning feature The Selfish Giant.

Daniel Ezra and Joe Doyle both feature in Blood Cells. Directed by Joseph Bull and Luke Seomore, Blood Cells follows farmer's son Adam, whose inheritance is lost when the 2001 foot-and-mouth epidemic destroys the family farm. Daniel recently appeared in ITV's Vera having just finished performing in Sally Cookson's production of Romeo and Juliet at the Rose Theatre, Kingston. He can soon be seen in Channel 4's No Offence. Joe is currently filming the new series regular role of Baron Sebastain Marburg in Salem for WGN. He has recently been seen as Judas in Killing Jesus for Scott Free Productions on National Geographic.

Paul Brannigan plays Fraser in Scottish Mussel, the writing and directing debut of actress Talulah Riley. Described as an old-fashioned romp, it is the story of a Glaswegian chancer who moonlights as an illegal pearl fisher. Paul is best known for his performance in Ken Loach's The Angel's Share for which he won the Best Actor Scottish BAFTA and was recently seen appearing opposite Scarlett Johansson in Jonathan Glazer's feature film, Under The Skin.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival opens on 17th June and runs until the 28th June.