Keeley Hawes At SFXW2

Confirmed for the Weekender – Ashes To Ashes star is coming to Camber Sands

She’s travelled back in time to the 1980s, saved the UK from terrorists as a member of MI5, and been an obtainer of rare antiquities so successful that even Indiana Jones would stand up and take notice. Now Keeley Hawes is coming to Camber Sands in February 2011 to appear at the SFX Weekender 2.

Yes, we’re delighted to announce that Keeley is the latest star to sign up to appear at our packed weekend event*, joining fellow sci-fi and fantasy superstars Anthony Head, George Takei and Terry Pratchett.

Keeley’s now best known for being more than a match for the legendary Gene Hunt as time-travelling copper Alex “Bolly Knickers” Drake in the brilliant Ashes To Ashes , but even before she went back in time, her starring role in the first three seasons of top spy show Spooks had established her as one of the hottest acting talents in the UK.

Arguably her most famous role, however, is as the voice of aristocratic Tomb Raider Lara Croft – you might not know it, but Keeley’s lent her vocal cords to the iconic videogame character since 2006. She's also recently appeared in ITV police drama Identity , and has just finished filming an update of Upstairs, Downstairs . Now it’s off to the SFX Weekender...

The SFX Weekender 2 takes place at Camber Sands holiday camp in East Sussex on Friday 4 February and Saturday 5th February 2011, with our Pre-Party on Thursday 3rd February for the early birds. VIP tickets are already sold out, and tickets for the pre-party are going fast, but there are still other options available. Make sure you get yours before it’s too late! Book now by calling 08700 11 00 34, or head to for more information.

* Subject to work commitments.

Richard is a freelancer journalist and editor, and was once a physicist. Rich is the former editor of SFX Magazine, but has since gone freelance, writing for websites and publications including GamesRadar+, SFX, Total Film, and more. He also co-hosts the podcast, Robby the Robot's Waiting, which is focused on sci-fi and fantasy.