KESWICK Film Festival's gala screening on Saturday will be even more of a special occasion as one of the film's stars will be turning up.

Sometimes Always Never is the centrepiece and actress Alice Lowe will pop into Theatre by the Lake to take part in a question and answer session after the screening, with director Carl Hunter.

Alice is no stranger to Keswick. She starred in and co-wrote the wonderful black comedy Sightseers, released back in 2012, which featured the town's Pencil Museum as a key location in her character’s bizarre and murderous adventures.

Since, she's been a regular face on both the small screen (Inside Number 9, Hang-ups) and the bigger version, notably as writer, director and star of the film, Prevenge.

The festival team has taken the opportunity to screen Prevenge, described as ‘a pitch black, wryly British comedy,’ on Saturday afternoon and joint tickets to see both Prevenge and Sometimes Always Never are available from Theatre by the Lake.

Festival director Ian Payne said that having Alice at the 20th film festival will be the icing on the cake. "She is hugely talented both in front of and behind the camera and her Q&A will be fascinating. I think Keswick has a special place in her heart after Sightseers; when she tweeted that she was coming to KFF she also said @pencilmuseum here we come!'"

Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, Sometimes Always Never stars Bill Nighy alongside Jenny Agutter, Sam Riley and Alexei Sayle.

Keswick Film Festival runs from today until March 3. Friday's proceedings open with award-winning British film, Jellyfish. For full details go online at