British movies dominate Toronto Film Festival

Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan premiere film

Films starring British A-list actors Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan and James McAvoy will premiere at the 35th Toronto Film Festival.

Mulligan and Knightley star in Never Let Me Go, which tells the tale of former boarding school pupils, alongside the new Spiderman, Andrew Garfield.

McAvoy stars opposite Kevin Kline in The Conspirator, a film about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, directed by Robert Redford.

The hotly anticipated British film Made In Dagenham, starring Sally Hawkins, will also make its premiere at the festival. It is a story of the women’s strike at the Ford car factory which lead to the 1970s Equal Pay Act.

Other British premieres include West Is West, the sequel to the 1999 comedy East Is East, and The Trip, the new film from Michael Winterbottom, starring Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan.

Further UK offerings include Clive Owen in Trust, a film about the internet directed by former Friends lead David Schwimmer, Dame Helen Mirren in John Madden‘s new film The Debt, and Beginners, starring Ewan McGregor as a man dealing with his 71-year-old father’s recent venture out of the closet.

The Toronto Film Festival will run from September 9-19.