Annual cinema festival remembers murdered Harry Potter actor

PUBLISHED: 11:39 19 May 2015 | UPDATED: 11:39 19 May 2015

Rob Knox

Rob Knox


Thirteen short films by independent filmmakers to be shown

Independent filmmakers will be showcasing their work in Bexley next month at the Rob Knox Film Festival.

Thirteen short films will be shown at Cineworld in Bexleyheath on Wednesday, June 3 at the annual festival in memory of the Harry Potter actor and former Beths Grammar School pupil.

At the age of just 19, Mr Knox, who played Marcus Belby in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, was murdered in Sidcup in May 2008 after he intervened in a fight to protect his brother.

The festival will feature a film called On A Knife Edge, which deals with the aftermath of a stabbing and stars Catrin Stewart, who played Emma in the TV series Stella and has appeared in Doctor Who and Misfits.

There will also be a work by multi-award-winning director Edilberto Restino, Bridge over Blue, starring Ed Cooper Clarke (Downton Abbey, Whitechapel) and Bridie Latona. The film tells the story of two artists and best friends who are disillusioned by the modern art world.

The festival will end with an awards ceremony, with presenters including Patrick Moriarty, who played Hatchet Harry in Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, and Die Hard 6 scriptwriter Ben Trebilcook.

Festival director Michael Wearing said: “More than 2,000 films were entered for this year’s festival, which shows how popular it has become.”

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