Trainspotting stars set to appear at Edinburgh film festival

TRAINSPOTTING stars Ewan McGregor, Johnny Lee Miller and Ewen Bremner have been getting measured up for an appearance on the red carpet at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Ewan McGregor and Johnny Lee Miller try out some tweed bunnets. Picture: Kristie De Garis

The three actors are expected to break off from filming the sequel to the iconic movie to attend a special 20th anniversary screening of Danny Boyle’s original film.

They were offered a private bespoke suit fitting by Stewart Christie & Co, the official “tailors to the stars” for this year’s landmark 70th festival.

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And the three actors, who will be kitted out in bespoke outfits for the gala screening, were also offered membership of the company’s exclusive gentleman’s club.

McGregor is measured up for a bespoke outfit. Picture: Kristie De Garis

A spokeswoman said: “The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly as we helped them choose some truly wonderful cloths for their suits. We were interested to hear the progress of their most recent project, Trainspotting 2, which is currently being filmed in Scotland and they listened intently as we shared with them our ethos; working closely with local suppliers and makers all of our products made within the UK and many within Scotland. We all agreed that supporting skilled workers within our own country is so important and why go elsewhere when you can have the finest of things made on your own doorstep.”

Organisers of the film festival confirmed today that Hollywood star Meg Ryan and Golden Globe-winning Downton Abbey favourite Joanne Froggatt will be gracing the red carpet at the 70th annual event this month.

Ryan, best known for hit movies like When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle, has gone behind the camera for her directorial debut Ithaca, about a teenager delivering telegrams during the Second World War.

Froggatt, who starred alongside James McAvoy in Filth, will be in Edinburgh for the world premiere of new drama Starfish.

McGregor and Ewen Bremner inspect some material at Stewart Christie & Co. Picture: Kristie De Garis

Also confirmed today for appearances are British actress Sadie Frost, Doctor Who star Freema Agyeman and rising Irish star Robert Sheehan.

Scottish stars Dougray Scott, Brian Cox and James Cosmo are all expected to gala screenings during the 10-day event, which gets underway on Wednesday.

Also confirmed are Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall, celebrated indie film-maker Kevin Smith and Clancy Brown, one of the stars of cult fantasy Highlander, which is being shown at the festival to mark its 20th anniversary.

Diane Henderson, the festival’s deputy artistic director said: “In this special year we’re proud to welcome so many exciting and talented guests from all over the world. Some we’re lucky enough to welcome back and others are here for the very first time.

McGregor is measured up for a bespoke outfit. Picture: Kristie De Garis

“If you’d like the chance to rub shoulders with your favourite actor, director, animator or producer, or the opportunity to meet the stars of tomorrow, then the festival has it all.”

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McGregor and Ewen Bremner inspect some material at Stewart Christie & Co. Picture: Kristie De Garis