British actor Ewan McGregor – known for roles ranging from Trainspotting to Moulin Rouge – will join fashion designer and (lest we forget) former Eurotrash regular Jean Paul Gaultier on the judging panel at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Gaultier, the only non-industry member of the panel, but a well-known film buff, had long expressed a desire to take part in the festival.
Organiser Thierry Fremaux said of his inclusion: "We have a tradition of inviting people who we know are cinephiles but who are not necessarily in cinema."
British director Andrea Arnold – twice nominated for the festival's prestigious Palme d’Or for her films Red Road and Fish Tank – is also among the jurors, along with Alexander Payne, who helmed multi-Oscar nominated movie The Descendants, French actress Emmanuelle Devos, German star Diane Kruger, Haitian director Raoul Peck and Palestinian actress Hiam Abbass.
The festival runs from 16 to 27 May.