A BAFTA nominated writer and actor will be at a North Wales cinema next month to introduce his new film.

Celyn Jones, co-writer of the thriller The Vanishing, which stars Gerard Butler and Peter Mullan, will be at Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay, on May 20.

He will introduce the film and take questions from the audience after the screening.

The Vanishing is based on actual events and tells the story of three lighthouse keepers who arrive for work on a remote Scottish isle, where they make a fateful discovery: a wrecked rowboat – with a chest full of gold.

As a mysterious boat heads towards the island, the three men make a choice that will change their lives forever, ensnaring them in a web of greed, paranoia and murder.

Celyn himself is a familiar face on the big and small screen.

His portrayal of Dylan Thomas in Set Fire To The Stars, which he also wrote, received international critical acclaim and a BAFTA nomination for best screenplay.

More recently, he appeared alongside James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander in the film Submergence and he played the serial killer Levi Bellfield in ITV’s Manhunt, which starred Martin Clunes.

Celyn said: “Theatr Colwyn is a real treasure and an amazing cinema.

It’s also in my beloved North Wales, which is an extra bonus.

"I’m really looking forward to screening The Vanishing, sharing the process of filmmaking and answering audience questions.

"Let’s fill the place and jump and scream together!”

Tickets for the event are £6 and they are available from www.theatrcolwyn.co.uk/shows/the-vanishing or via the box office on 01492 556677.