Viggo Mortensen will be live ‘In Conversation’ at the Glasgow Film Festival

Viggo MortensenHollywood star Viggo Mortensen to do a live ‘In Conversation’ event at Glasgow Film Festival on 3 March.

The Lord of the Rings and Green Book actor will discuss his varied life and career both on screen and behind the camera ahead of the UK premiere of his new Western The Dead Don’t Hurt.

GFF24 will also welcome director Ben Wheatley to introduce a special 15th anniversary screening of his debut feature Down Terrace on 1 March.

Since making his screen debut alongside Harrison Ford in smash hit thriller Witness in 1985, Viggo has built up an impressive CV with varied starring roles in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Road and three Best Actor Oscar nominations for Eastern Promises (2008), Captain Fantastic (2016) and Green Book (2019).

Now the actor, director, musician and artist comes to Glasgow for a one-off live event discussing his life both in front of and behind the camera. Following the In Conversation event, GFF will host the UK premiere of his epic new Western The Dead Don’t Hurt, which he both directs and stars in alongside Vicky Krieps, Danny Huston and Scotland-born actor Solly McLeod.

The Dead Don't HurtGFF will also host a free 35mm screening of David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence, starring Viggo in one of his most memorable roles, as part of its popular morning retrospectives.

GFF24 is also delighted to welcome back filmmaker Ben Wheatley, a firm festival favourite, for a very special screening of his debut feature Down Terrace followed by a Q&A with the man himself.

Tickets for Viggo Mortensen In Conversation, Down Terrace and all other events at GFF24 go on sale to GFT Cinecard holders at 11am on Friday 26 January and on general sale at 11am on Monday 29 January at https://www.glasgowfilm.org/home and from the GFT Box Office.

 

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