Stars including Martin Kemp, Robin Hardy and David Moody to attend Grimm Up North Film Fesitval in Manchester

Grimm Up North are excited to announce that MARTIN KEMP, of Eastenders and Spandau Ballet fame, will be attending the festival. He will be bringing his fantastic cast along and answering questions about Grimm Premiere film STALKER. Come along for the Q+A with JANE MARCH and BILLY MURRAY on Friday 7th October.

Grimm Up North is also proud to announce that legendary director ROBIN HARDY will be discussing the challenges of making the sequel to his classic film THE WICKER MAN after a screening of his new film THE WICKER TREE on the evening of Sunday 9th October.

The fantastic line up of guests for this year’s festival also includes multi award winning producer GARY SINYOR who will be at the UK premiere of thriller RETREAT, starring THANDIE NEWTON, JAMIE BELL and CILLIAN MURPHY, for the Opening Night Gala on Thursday 6th October, and will be taking part in a Q+A with director CARL TIBBETTS.


LUCY DAVIS, star of The Office will be coming to talk about moving stateside and starring in her new film SOME GUY WHO KILLS PEOPLE  on Saturday 8th October.

ADELE SILVA will be talking about leaving Emmerdale behind to fight monsters in new British horror comedy romp STRIPPERS VS WEREWOLVES during the BLACK AND BLUE FILMS seminar on Friday 7th October.

Grimmfest is also very excited to wecome back acclaimed horror, sci-fi and fantasy writer DAVID MOODY, the mind behind horror flick AUTUMN and future Guillermo Del Toro film HATER, who will be in attendance on Sunday 9th October for a Q+A and book signing after the screening of THE DEAD.

More guests to be announced as we approach the festival. Keep checking back here for more information.

Meet our guests exclusively at all the screenings listed here. Or, if you’re a festival pass holder, get up close and personal at our VIP area at Manchester 235 Casino. With prizes available for the best questions in all Q+As we expect some brilliant discussions and maybe a few industry secrets to come out!

For more details and to purchase tickets for Grimm Up North, visit

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