Rob Knox Documentary Nears Completion
Late Harry Potter actor Rob Knox (Marcus Belby) will soon be memorialized in a documentary about his life. Knox, who lost his life at the age of 18 in 2008, will be the subject of a documentary film titled Knox: The Rob Knox Story.
Knox’s family operates the Rob Knox Foundation in his memory. The foundation also hosts an annual film festival, the Rob Knox Film Festival.
In our coverage of this year’s film festival, we were able to report that a documentary about Rob Knox was in the works. Now, we are happy to report that the film, Knox: The Rob Knox Story, is now in postproduction. The documentary will focus on Knox’s aspirations as an actor and include never-before-seen footage from the production of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, including Knox’s audition tape for the role of Marcus Belby. Additionally, the documentary will cover the night of Knox’s death, on which he was fatally stabbed.
The documentary will feature Knox’s family and friends as well as some of his colleagues in the entertainment industry: actor Ray Winstone (The Departed, Beowulf), actor Jim Broadbent (Horace Slughorn), and Half-Blood Prince director David Yates.
You can view the poster for Knox: The Rob Knox Story, as designed by Leanne Ling, below. The Rob Knox Foundation plans to release the film next year.
The Rob Knox Foundation also will be hosting a charity event next month to raise awareness of the growing number of knife-related crimes in the United Kingdom. The event will be held on December 8 at Bromley Little Theatre in Greater London. The band Taxi Joe, who wrote and produced the documentary’s soundtrack, will be performing it live. Also performing will be comedian Tom Houghton. Tickets for that event can be purchased online.
To learn more about Rob Knox and the Rob Knox Foundation, you can visit the foundation’s website.