April 30, 2007, 3:41 pm
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Hugh Grant ditched his trademark self-deprecating charm to show off his more serious side this week by supporting the Darfur peace campaign. The British import joined fellow thespians Thandie Newton and Matt Damon, along with Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler, in filming ads designed to draw attention to the fighting in Sudan.

The images show celebrities smashing symbolic hourglasses, conveying the message that time is running out for refugees in the African region. Forty-six-year-old Hugh also signed a statement along with George Clooney, Mia Farrow and Mick Jagger, calling for action from the international community.

It’s nice to see Hugh making headlines for something other than attacking a photographer with a tub of baked beans.


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I, for one, am glad the message of Darfur is getting mainstream attention (I first learned of the situation in an episode of Seventh Heaven, thank you Aaron Spelling).

But what I’d like to know, instead of them just doing commercials to ask us what we’re going to do, what are they personally doing? They are millionaires, their financial support of humanitarian organiazations could make all the difference.

Comment by Barks

I like those pics. This campaign is nice. And for a good cause.

Comment by Agustina

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