Jekyll Actor James Nesbitt Travels To Southern Sudan

Actor James Nesbitt (Murphy’s Law, Cold Feet, Jekyll) is also a UNICEF ambassador. In his latest humanitarian effort, he has travelled to war-ravaged Sudan and filed an exclusive report with ITV News.

You can find more about his trip from the UK UNICEF site:

Visiting the small town of Leer in Unity state James Nesbitt heard stories from girls and boys who are amongst the thousands used as soldiers during the war but also as porters, cooks messengers and for sexual purposes. Nesbitt learnt [sic] how with the support of UNICEF these children have slowly managed to return to a semblance of normal life. (…)

The region is desperately poor and infrastructure is limited. In order to ensure that children are not re-recruited they need opportunities to go to school and learn skills so that they can earn an income. James Nesbitt visited UNICEF supported projects which address this need with income generating activities specific to the community such as fishing or knitting and youth participation activities such as sports and clubs.

At risk of sounding dreadfully shallow, he’s a nice guy, hot as spit on a griddle (I swear – watch Murphy’s Law!), a great actor, and a humanitarian?! Where do I sign up?

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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