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Olivia Colman joins earthquake fundraiser at the Royal Albert Hall


Olivia Colman joins earthquake fundraiser at the Royal Albert Hall

The actress is joining fellow stars including Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Marcus Mumford and Anna Calvi for the one-off show on April 15.

She said: “Why would I not take part? If it was my family, people I knew and loved, I would hope people would do what they could to help me. I don’t know how anyone could read about another human’s suffering and not want to do something.”

Gugu Mbatha-Raw attends a celebration of Edward Enninful’s new memoir “A Visible Man” at Claridge’s Hotel

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All proceeds from the event, which also features comic Omid Djalili and musician Hozier alongside Turkish and Syrian musicians and actors, will go to funding the response of charities War Child and the Turkey Mozaik Foundation’s response to the earthquakes in the region.

UN officials have warned the number of people killed in the earthquake could exceed 50,000 (Emrah Gurel/AP)

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Marcus Mumford said: “I’ve been a Global Ambassador for War Child UK since 2014 and in that time I’ve been privileged to see their vital work in Central African Republic, Iraq, Gaza and Jordan. But now, more than ever, they need our support to help provide safety, education and psycho-social support for children in conflict zones and I’m deeply honoured to be standing alongside these brilliant artists to amplify their incredible work.”

The recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria have killed an estimated 44,000 people and displaced many more.

Tickets for the event cost £45 and go on sale at 10am on Friday.

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