16 September 2010
Hammer leading man Shane Briant guest of honour at Bram Stoker International Film Festival
Shane Briant, star of cult Hammer films Demons Of The Mind and Frankenstein And The Monster from Hell will be the guest of honour at this year's Bram Stoker International Film Festival in Whitby.
Briant, along with Sir Christopher Lee, is the last surviving leading man from the golden age of Hammer films and this will be his first appearance in the United Kingdom for 25 years. The festival, held annually in Whitby – where Count Dracula first landed in England – is the first horror/cult film convention Briant will have attended in the UK.
"It will be so exciting to return to the UK after so many years away," said Briant who has lived in Australia since 1983, "and I really look forward to visiting Whitby and meeting my original Hammer co-stars and loyal fans. I am currently working on a short film about Bram Stoker and where better to shoot it than in the place where the Dracula legend began? This is a very exciting festival and I can't wait to get my fangs into some Yorkshire fish 'n chips!"
The festival runs from October 14th-17th and will feature one of Briant's most popular Hammer films, Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter. The festival also brings together the largest collection of Hammer film memorabilia in the UK for the first time. Rumour has it that Briant still has his original costume from Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell.