THE impressionist and actor Alistair McGowan will be coming to Oswestry later this year to promote his new film about Alfred Hitchcock.

McGowan, who found fame in the 1990s with his excellent impressions, leading to a number of television series, will be coming to Oswestry Film Society on Tuesday, December 12.

He is lending his vocal talents to the film, portraying the legendary director as he looks back on his career that produced Pyscho, The Birds and Vertigo, among many more.

James Bond, from Oswestry Film Society, confirmed that McGowan would be attending and admitted his delight at the coup of capturing the star to come to talk to film fans in the town.


He said: “In this critically acclaimed new film, the influential master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock supposedly narrates from beyond the grave, using movie clips to reveal techniques and meanings in his work.

“But the script is actually voiced by the well-known impressionist Alistair McGowan who, as Hitchcock, seemingly rewatches his own films.

“We are taken on a journey through his vast six-decade career – his vivid silent films, his 1930s and wartime movies, the legendary films of the 1950s and 60s, and all his later work.

“The Oswestry Film Society is thrilled not only to stage this special showing of My Name Is Alfred Hitchcock, but also that Alistair has agreed to come to the society as our special guest to talk afterwards about the film, its making, and the influence of Hitchcock himself.

“This special evening is on Tuesday December 12 at 7pm – tickets now on sale via” 

Meanwhile, the film society’s autumn and winter programme of films has been confirmed at their base at Kinokulture in Arthur Street.

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On November 7, there will be Hugo (U) which is a family film for all ages and then on November 21, The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared (15) will show at the cinema and is described as ‘an adventure comedy as funny as it is unusual’.

On Tuesday, December 5, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (12) will show, described as a poignant showing exactly 10 years to the day since the former South African president died.

And to finish the month, the Dan Ackroyd and Eddie Murphy classic Trading Places will be on Tuesday, December 19 for a Christmas story of swapped lives and revenge.