Edinburgh fringe festival

20 famous faces you can expect to see around Edinburgh this August

Every year, some two million people descend on Edinbrugh for the world-renowned Fringe Festival in August.

Thousands of performers from all ages and backgrounds turn the city into a 24/7 stage, among them a fair few recognisable faces. Here's the famous people to keep your eyes peeled for on Princes street this August.

Kathy Burke wears many hats - actress, comedian, writer, producer, director - and you might spot her out and about at the Fringe this year as she oversees the opening of Amy Booth-Steels new one-woman show, "Honest Amy".

5. Kathy Burke

Kathy Burke wears many hats - actress, comedian, writer, producer, director - and you might spot her out and about at the Fringe this year as she oversees the opening of Amy Booth-Steels new one-woman show, "Honest Amy".
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Eagle-eyed Game of Thrones fans might spot Daniel Portman wandering the streets of Edinburgh this year, since the Glasgow-born actor is starring as the lead actor in "Square Go," a play that explores masculinity and violence.

6. Daniel Portman

Eagle-eyed Game of Thrones fans might spot Daniel Portman wandering the streets of Edinburgh this year, since the Glasgow-born actor is starring as the lead actor in "Square Go," a play that explores masculinity and violence.
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Journalist, activist and rapper Akala is bringing his spoken word show - "Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire" - to the Edinburgh Fringe this year. It promises to be political and thought-provoking.

7. Akala

Journalist, activist and rapper Akala is bringing his spoken word show - "Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire" - to the Edinburgh Fringe this year. It promises to be political and thought-provoking.
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Actress, activist, writer, and model Rose McGowan - perhaps best known for her involvement in the #MeToo movement - will be in Edinburgh this year with her spoken word show "Planet 9."

8. Rose McGowan

Actress, activist, writer, and model Rose McGowan - perhaps best known for her involvement in the #MeToo movement - will be in Edinburgh this year with her spoken word show "Planet 9."
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