A CHESHIRE actor dubbed the UK’s “Scream King” is the latest guest to be confirmed for Chester’s own comic con this weekend.

Nathan Head, who lives in the heart of Delamere Forest, has appeared in numerous horror films as well as television shows like Doctor Who.

The Warrington-born actor, who also produces films, specialises in appearing in horror films, including Jurassic Predator, Ouijageist, Hellriser and Theatre of Fear.

Actor Nathan Head

Recently he appeared in the Welsh horror anthology film Blaze of Gory and has a recurring role in the popular Robert the Doll franchise.

The 37-year-old grew up in Warrington, attending Bridgewater High School, and went to college in Northwich.

One of his latest roles is in Ip Man 4, the latest in a popular series of films based on a Cantonese martial artist whose most famous student was Bruce Lee, starring Donnie Yen of Star Wars: Rogue One fame. In the latest chapter of the franchise Liverpool stands in for San Francisco.

Nathan, who has been a guest at MCM Birmingham as well as conventions in Blackpool and Llangollen, said he is looking forward to attending his local comic con.

He said: “I’m pretty excited about attending Chester Comic Con, it’s just the sort of event that Chester needs.

“I’ve heard from a number of fans of Doctor Who that are based in Cheshire and are making a day of it at the Racecourse, so I’m looking forward to seeing some amazing cosplay there.

“I’ve worked in Chester on a few projects too, a few years ago I shot scenes for a photo-comic there, which was like a regular comic book but done with actors and practical lighting effects. 

"We also shot some of the scenes for the horror film Blood Curse and its sequel there, so it’s going to be amazing to attend a convention in Chester.”

Cosplayers in the city promoting Chester Comic Con

The event takes place this Sunday (September 23) at Chester Racecourse.

Organisers Mark Jones and Stuart Stevenson said: "We are lucky to have Chester Racecourse as our venue, because of its size we have been expanding year on year and will continue to do so."

With almost 4,000 people attending last year it promises to be another fantastic event.

More celebrity guests from film and television will be in attendance, including the fifth Doctor Peter Davison plus actor Terry Molloy who portrayed his arch nemesis and creator of the Daleks Davros.

Batman making sure Chester is safe before the con

From Star Wars there is the dark lord himself, Darth Vader. Rhyl actor Spencer Wilding portrayed film's number one in Star Wars: Rogue One. Spencer has also appeared in Doctor Who, Green Lantern, The Wolfman and Ghost Rider.

There will also be some cool star cars and film prop replicas from Back to the Future, Star Wars, Transformers and more.

For further information and tickets visit chestercomiccon.co.uk or on facebook at Chester Comic Con.