Kim Cattrall set for Edinburgh International Film Festival

Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall is set to appear at the Edinburgh International Film Festival for an exclusive in person event next month.

The actress, who is best known for her role as the outspoken Samantha Jones in the cult TV show and spin-off films, will be interviewed onstage at The Filmhouse on Lothian Road on Thursday, 16 June. She is expected to spend 90 minutes discussing her hugely successful television, film and stage career.

Cattrall, who has also appeared in Big Trouble in Little China, Mannequin and HBO’s black comedy Sensitive Skin, last visited Edinburgh in 2011 in support of Keith Bearden’s Meet Monica Velour.

The news of her appearance came as the festival’s Artistic Director Mark Adams announced its 70th anniversary programme, which will showcase 161 features from 46 different countries, including 22 world premieres, five international premiers, 17 European premiers and 85 UK premieres. Highlights include the UK premiere of Walt Disney’s Finding Dory, Kevin Smith: In Person and Jason Connery’s anticipated directorial debut, Tommy’s Honour.

He said: “It’s a real thrill to unveil this year’s programme and I am looking forward to showcasing so many great films and welcoming so many talented filmmakers to our 70th edition. As always we like to offer an incredibly broad range of work to ensure there is always something for everyone – from mesmeric retrospectives through to absorbing new short films, to 130 new features from 46 countries, rest assured this year’s EIFF will challenge, provoke and entertain audiences in equal measure.”

Tickets for Kim Cattrall: In Person go on sale at 9am on Friday, 27 May. Filmhouse members can access pre-sale tickets from 12pm on Wednesday, 25 May.

Kim Cattrall: In Person, Filmhouse, Lothian Road, Thursday 16 June, 6pm, 0131 228 2688.

Words: Amy Anderson