Future plans for Rob Knox London Film Festival at unveiling of memorial.

Young Harry Potter actor Rob Knox was commemorated with a special memorial unveiled by his parents Colin Knox and Sally Holder at the Picturehouse Cinema in Bromley on Saturday 8th June in the bar area, now affectionately known as ‘Rob’s corner’.  Other close friends and colleagues from the film industry were in attendance including Aaron Truss, Co-Director of Rob Knox London Film Festival, feature filmmaker Jake West and FrightFest’s Paul McEvoy, who are the team behind the Stark Raving Cinema podcast.

At the unveiling, Colin Knox, said. “As the father of Rob Knox, I’m happy and pleased that the Rob Knox London Film Festival is now being hosted by the Bromley Picturehouse, which is a beautiful venue!”

His mother, Sally Holder added, “So pleased the Rob Knox London Film Festival is now in Rob’s home in the borough of Bromley. Thank you to Picturehouse for supporting us and providing a permanent memorial to Rob”.

In addition, Aaron Truss and Alice Amata, the directors of the Rob Knox London Film Festival announced that there will be the new home for the festival from next year.  The event will take place on Saturday 5th July 2025 when it partners with Italia Conti in Chislehurst who will screen and showcase young and upcoming talent within the arts.

Aaron says, “Today’s unveiling at the Bromley Picturehouse of Rob’s memorial was an emotional one, overlooking Bowie’s Bar (after David Bowie) we now have Rob’s corner – a place for the public to come and pay their respects, have a coffee, meet with friends or even just escape from the world. It touches my heart to have been in a room with so much love and respect for a talented human being such as Rob. I am honoured to call this place home for the Rob Knox London Film Festival. Rob has come home to Bromley”.

Rising star Rob Knox found his breakthrough role in Harry Potter and the Half Prince, playing Marcus Belby in 2008, but shortly after filming he was stabbed to death in Sidcup trying to protect his younger brother. The tragic event made headline news and highlighted the continued concerns about knife crimes. This led to his father Colin Knox forming the Rob Knox Foundation in his honour as well as the Rob Knox London Film Festival which is sponsored by Project Vision and Q Cumber Films.The commemorations to celebrate Rob’s life and legacy are highlighted further in the autumn when the Picturehouse will host a special Q&A screening of the documentary (K)nox The Rob Knox Story on 12th October with BAFTA-nominated actor Ray Winstone, who is a patron of the Rob Knox Foundation, in attendance alongside the film’s director Aaron Truss and Colin Knox. The event is chaired by Paul McEvoy, founder of FrightFest and host of the Stark Raving Cinema podcast.

Tickets are now on sale:                                                                                                                                                                                              

Here’s the trailer for the documentary: