Martin Compston, Jack Lowden, Alan Cumming, Lulu and Armando Iannucci to head down red carpet in Glasgow

Martin Compston, Jack Lowden, Alan Cumming and Lulu will be among the stars heading down the red carpet when the Glasgow Film Festival returns next month, organisers have revealed.

Friday, 18th February 2022, 11:42 am

Compston will be recalling his feature film debut at a 20th-anniversary screening of Sweet Sixteen, when he starred in Ken Loach's drama about a Scottish teenager from a troubled background.

The cast and crew of the film, which Loach made in Greenock, Port Glasgow and Gourock, are expected to be reunited with Compston at the event.

Lowden will be starring with Peter Capaldi in Benediction, a new drama exploring the impact of the First World War on poet Siegfried Sassoon, who will be portrayed by actors at different stages in his life.

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Martin Compston will appear at the Glasgow Film Festival next month.

Cumming and Lulu will join actress Dawn Steele at the launch of director Jono McLeod’s new drama-documentary on notorious Scottish imposter “Brandon Lee”.

Cumming appears in the film lip-synching an interview with Brian MacKinnon, who famously enrolled as a 16-year-old at Bearsden Academy when he was 30.

Other guests include Anders Danielsen Lie, star of new Norwegian romantic comedy The Worst Person in the World, which has just been nominated for two Oscars, Spanish filmmaker and actress Iciar Bollain, whose new film Maixabel will get its UK premiere in Glasgow and Joe Corrie, son of Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren, who will be unveiling his new documentary exploring the legacy of the punk movement.

The festival has already announced a special in-person event with writer, director and producer Armando Iannucci, who is best known for his work on The Day Today, Alan Partridge, The Thick Of It and Veep.

Jack Lowden will be appearing at the Glasgow Film Festival next month. Picture: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images