A HOLLYWOOD actor is coming to west Cumbria to promote his new whisky as part of a special festive event.

Scottish screen icon James Cosmo of Games of Thrones, Braveheart and Highlander will be bringing the star power to Whitehaven’s Christmas Fair on December 8.

The legendary actor will be in town for a special in-store singing event at Richardson's of Whitehaven, to promote his new premium blended Scotch whisky, Storyman.

James, whose illustrious screen career spans six decades and also includes roles in Trainspotting, Sons of Anarchy, Jack Ryan and Sailor, My Love, will share his love of whisky and his incredible journey with award-winning Annandale Distillery in Annan to create his own.

Storyman reflects his adventurous spirit and passion for life, is smooth and well-rounded, deliciously mellow and perfect for sharing.

Gerard Richardson DL of Richardson's of Whitehaven, was one of the first people to try Storyman following its launch this summer.

He said: “Cosmo, in association with master blender Keith Law and Professor David Thomson of Annandale Distillery, have created a stunning whisky that's made even better by the bargain price, so if you are a collector or you just love the odd dram, this is a must.”

Mr Richardson can’t wait to host James in his Lowther Street shop, giving people an exciting opportunity to meet the star and sample his whisky. James will be signing bottles bought in store.

James Cosmo will be at Richardson's of Whitehaven, from 1-4pm, on Friday, December 8.