Meg Ryan joins cast of stars at Edinburgh International Film Festival


Actress turned director Meg Ryan is taking her feature debut to this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Meg will walk the red carpet to promote Ithaca, a coming of age story featuring a cameo by her Sleepless In Seattle co-star Tom Hanks.

The When Harry Met Sally and French Kiss actress is the latest star to be added to the line up for the 70th edition of the festival which runs from June 15 to 26.

Meg Ryan heads to Edinburgh (Sylvain Gaboury/AP/

Clerks and Mallrats director Kevin Smith and Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall will also appear at the annual celebration of film.

Kevin will appear alongside his daughter Harley Quinn Smith, who stars in his latest comedy Yoga Hosers, and Kim will discuss her acting career since starting out 40 years ago.

Brian Cox will promote his starring role in Janos Edelenyi's The Carer, part of the Best of British strand which also includes Mercedes Grower's debut Brakes, starring The Mighty Boosh comics Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding.

Joanne Froggatt at the 21st annual Critics' Choice Awards (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Organisers have also announced Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt and Tom Riley will attend the world premiere of Starfish.

The festival's deputy artistic director Diane Henderson said: "In this special year we're proud to welcome so many exciting and talented guests from all over the world. Some we're lucky enough to welcome back and others are here for the very first time.

"If you'd like the chance to rub shoulders with your favourite actor, director, animator or producer, or the opportunity to meet the stars of tomorrow, then EIFF has it all."