A Hollywood actor and an Emmy award-winning film producer will be running the Brighton Half Marathon to support the work of their respective charities.

Barbie and Sex Education star Connor Swindells will be among the pack of runners taking part in Sunday's race, raising money for Bowel Cancer UK.

He will be joined by Emmy award-winning film maker Chris Terrill who will attempt to complete his 45th half marathon on crutches after suffering an injury just weeks ago.

The Argus: Connor SwindellsConnor Swindells (Image: Joseph Sinclair)

Connor, 27, will be running in memory of his mother who died of bowel cancer 20 years ago when he was just seven years old.

The actor, who also played the lead in BBC’s SAS: Rogue Heroes, said: “I am running the Brighton Half Marathon to raise awareness for Bowel Cancer UK, a charity that provides amazing support to those currently affected by the disease and help fund vital lifesaving research. “

Connor, who gained fame after featuring in Netflix’s Sex Education, has so far raised more than £21,000.

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Award-winning film maker Chris Terrill will be running for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.

Chris, an honorary Marine, will also be raising money in memory of his friend, Royal Navy Commander Bob Hawkins.

He said: “Bob remains a Royal Navy legend and the Senior Service is the poorer without him, he enjoyed a wonderful career in which he inspired many a young sailor to reach for the stars.

“I want to raise money in his memory for the Navy’s principal charity, which gives back to the whole naval community, supporting sailors, Marines, and their families, past, present and future.”

The Argus: Chris TerrillChris Terrill (Image: The Royal Navy Charity)

Chris will be taking part on crutches as he recovers from hip surgery having suffered a sporting injury just weeks ago.

More than 10,000 people are expected to take part in the event on Sunday. They will be running along Brighton seafront and past some of the city’s major landmarks including the West Pier, Royal Pavilion and Brighton i360.

The race will begin at 9.30am with road closures throughout the day.