Renowned actor Isaacs to visit Shetland for fourth Screenplay festival

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Film star Jason Isaacs is set to visit Shetland in September as part of Shetland Arts’ fourth Screenplay festival.

Isaacs has starred in many successful films, including the Harry Potter movies as Lucius Malfoy, and Armageddon, The Patriot, Black Hawk Down and Elektra.

The festival runs from 31st August to 5th September and is to be jointly curated once again by film critic Mark Kermode and Linda Ruth Williams. A range of films is planned which will include work by local filmmakers.

Sister festival Wordplay will be held on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of September at Islesburgh, featuring a wide variety of events for people of all ages.

Guests will include best selling writer and award winning broadcaster Simon King and acclaimed poet and novelist James Robertson, who visited Shetland last year to take part in a poetry reading and book launch at the Lerwick library.

New to Shetland will be Costa Prize winning poet Christopher Reid and David Harrower, one of Scotland’s leading playwrights.

Further information about both festivals will be published in due course.

Shetland Arts literature development officer Donald Anderson said: “Plans for Wordplay and Screenplay are near completion and we are looking forward to publishing the full programme of events for both festivals in the very near future.”


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