Stars to attend Toronto film fest

Ealing Times: Colin Firth is on the star-studded guest list for Toronto Colin Firth is on the star-studded guest list for Toronto

Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Gemma Arterton, Emma Watson and Riz Ahmed are among the British stars jetting to the Toronto International Film Festival.

They will be representing the UK alongside filmmakers Mike Newell and Michael Winterbottom at the Canadian event, now in its 37th year.

Colin will be promoting his new film Arthur Newman, which also stars Emily Blunt, while Keira will be there for Joe Wright's period drama Anna Karenina with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Jude Law.

Gemma will attend the premiere of Neil Jordan's sci-fi drama Byzantium with co-stars Saoirse Ronan and Sam Riley, former Harry Potter star Emma will talk about her role in The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, and Riz and co-star Kate Hudson will light up the red carpet for Mira Nair's The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

Mike is to unveil his adaptation of Great Expectations with leading men Jeremy Irvine and Ralph Fiennes, and Michael will show off his five-year-long drama Everyday.

The cream of Hollywood talent including Oscar winners Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Robert De Niro and Robert Redford will attend the ten-day festival, which runs from September 6 to the 16th.

Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt will open the festival with Rian Johnson's Looper, and Paul Andrew Williams' Song For Marion, starring Vanessa Redgrave, Terence Stamp and Gemma Arterton, closes the festival.

Others stars expected to attend include Ryan Gosling, Johnny Depp, Jennifer Lawrence, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zac Efron, Jennifer Connelly, Bradley Cooper, Penelope Cruz and husband Javier Bardem, Gwyneth Paltrow, Will Smith and Selena Gomez.

Rappers Ice-T and Snoop Dogg - now known as Snoop Lion - are also on the attendees list.

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