Andrew Scott, Bill Nighy and Helen Mirren join Jim Carter for fundraising talks

PUBLISHED: 11:50 18 December 2019

Dame Helen Mirren will appear at the Kiln Theatre Kilburn picture Ian West/PA

Dame Helen Mirren will appear at the Kiln Theatre Kilburn picture Ian West/PA

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A star studded line up in the Kiln Cinema will combine a screening and Q&As in support of the Kilburn arts centre

Actor Jim Carter who played butler Carson in Dowton Abbey is hosting two fundraising events in aid of Kiln Theatre KilburnActor Jim Carter who played butler Carson in Dowton Abbey is hosting two fundraising events in aid of Kiln Theatre Kilburn

Jim Carter has once again called upon famous friends and colleagues to help him support his local theatre the Kiln.

Over the years, the West Hampstead actor has arranged sold out talks and screenings with A list stars - with ticket proceeds going towards the Kilburn arts centre.

Next up, Dame Helen Mirren will be in conversation with the Downton Abbey star on February 16 at 5pm.

She will discuss her stellar career from stage to screen roles, such as her Academy award winning performance in The Queen.

The event takes place in Kiln Cinema at 5pm and tickets at £125 and £95 will support the Kiln's innovative productions at prices that make theatre available to the local community.

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Then on February 23, at 4pm Jim Carter hosts a screening of the 2014 film Pride, followed by a Q&A with its writer Stephen Beresford, director Matthew Warchus and eight of its stars.

Andrew Scott aka the 'hot priest' from Fleabag, Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Freddie Fox, Jess Gunning, George MacKay, Liz White and Carter's partner Imelda Staunton will be on stage to talk about the film which is set in the summer of 1984.

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Tickets cost £95 and can be purchased from kilntheatre.com or call 020 7328 1000.


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