The star of one of Scotland’s best loved films will be in Aberdeenshire this weekend to discuss his life’s work.
John Gordon Sinclair, who played the leading role in Bill Forsyth’s coming-of-age comedy Gregory’s Girl, will be at Inverurie’s Acorn Centre on Saturday evening.
Though best known for his acting, Mr Sinclair has enjoyed huge success as a writer of crime fiction.
He will discuss his body of work at the final event in the Inverurie World of Words festival.
Mr Sinclair’s film career has included acting alongside Brad Pitt in World War Z and appearing in Mr Forsyth’s Hollywood smash Local Hero, which was partly filmed in the north-east village of Pennan.
Festival organiser, Neil Baillie, said there was a great deal of buzz around Mr Sinclair’s appearance, which will start at 7pm.
He added: “We are absolutely delighted to have John here in Inverurie, he is an actor that we heard about a few years ago on the radio. He was talking about his careers on stage and his written work as well.
“I had to pull over to find out who this guy was and found out it was John and I just thought ‘I’d love to get him at the festival one year’.
“Now we are in our fourth year and I am absolutely delighted to get him coming here.
“As well as the acting he writes crime novels, Seventy Times Seven in particular is a very good thriller.”
Mr Baillie is also secretary of Inverurie Events – which the festival raises money for.
All funds will go towards the charity, which maintains the town’s Christmas lights and supports local causes.
Aberdeenshire Provost and chairman of Inverurie Events, Councillor Hamish Vernal, said Mr Sinclair was this year’s “big name” of the festival.
Tickets can be bought for £10 from the Inverurie Library.