Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby

Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby

The Cannes Film Festival 2013 is now just around the corner with a whole host of movies from around the world on show.

Sadly this year there are no British movie In Competition and few UK productions on show at all - it is a shame not to see Steve McQueen's new film Twelve Years A Slave in the mix.

However there are a small number of British stars on show at the festival and we take a look at them and their films.

- Stephen Frears - Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

There is one British director being shown at Cannes this year and that is the fantastic Stephen Frears.

He is back in the director's chair for Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight - a screenplay that was penned by Shawn Slovo.

But the movie is not about any fight that Ali had in the ring but the battle he has with the U.S. government over his refusal to fight in Vietnam.

Christopher Plummer, Danny Glover, Frank Langella and Benjamin Walker are all on a fantastic cast list.

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight is part of the Special Screenings programme and is a movie that is not to be missed.

- Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan is returning to the big screen this May for the first time since Shame as she takes on the role of Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby.

The Great Gatsby is the latest project from Baz Luhrmann and has the honour of opening the festival this year.

The movie is a big screen adaptation of the F.Scott Fitzgerald novel and sees Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Tobey Maguire and Joel Edgerton all on the cast list.

We haven't seen Luhrmann in the director's chair since Australia but he always delivers lavish looking movies - and this one promises to be no different.

But Mulligan has not one but tow movies screening at the festival this year as Inside Llewyn Davis is In Competition.

The movie sees her team up with Oscar winning director Joel and Ethan Coen as they make their return.

Inside Llewyn Davis sees Mulligan team up with Justin Timberlake, John Goodman and Garrett Hedlund.

- Kristen Scott Thomas

Kristen Scott Thomas is one of the best actresses of her generation and she will also be appearing in an In Competition movie as she is set to star in Only God Forgives.

The movie is the latest directorial offering from the fantastic Nicolas Winding Refn as this is his first film since Drive.

Drive was one of the stand out films of 2011 and this new project will see him reunite with actor Ryan Gosling.

Thomas will play Ryan Gosling's mother in the movie who has been described as a mafia like figure as her family run a drug smuggling operation.

Only God Forgives looks set to be a really meaty role for Kristen Scott Thomas to get her teeth into and this is a film to watch out for.

- Emma Watson

Since leaving the Harry Potter franchise behind Emma Watson has worked sparingly but this summer she has teamed up with director Sofia Coppola for The Bling Ring.

The film is based on real-life events, which saw a group of fame-obsessed teenagers embark upon a disturbing crime-spree in the Hollywood hills.

Coppola has also penned the screenplay as well as being in the director's chair for what is her first film since Somewhere.

We haven't seen Watson on the big screen since last year's The Perks of Being A Wallflower but she is set to play one of the members of this thieving gang.

The Bling Ring will be screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the festival.

Cannes Film Festival will run 15th - 26th May.

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