April 28th, 2007

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Darfur campaign, back to Madrid

  • Matt is supporting Globe for Darfur's protest on 29 April to mark the fourth anniversary of the conflict in Darfur. Matt has been photographed by Jane Hodson with Thandie Newton in an advertisement promoting the campaign - details from a Spanish site here.

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    Protests will take place on Sunday (29th April) in over 35 capitals around the world to mark the fourth anniversary of the deadly conflict in Darfur.

    Around the world 10,000 hourglasses filled with fake blood will be turned by activists to mark the start of the conflict four years ago. Events will be staged from Mongolia to Iceland, the U.S. to the Ukraine.

  • Update: More information is at the Scotsman:

    STARS from the worlds of film and music will today issue an emotional call for governments to take action to end the bloodshed in the Sudanese region of Darfur.

    Hugh Grant, George Clooney, Sir Elton John and Mick Jagger are among those taking part in an International Day of Action to mark the fourth anniversary of the conflict, which is estimated to have killed more than 200,000 people.

    In a statement to be released in London, the actors and musicians, who also include Bob Geldof, US actors Don Cheadle and Matt Damon, former Dire Straits star Mark Knopfler, actresses Thandie Newton and Mia Farrow, broadcaster Mariella Frostrup and Blur star Alex James, say: "The international community must end its stalling and take decisive action."

  • The Bourne Ultimatum will return to Madrid for filming on 2-3 May - details here.

  • An unlikely, sighting from the UK Mirror.

    Matt Damon lugging his golf clubs into the restaurant of the Four Seasons Hotel, Los Angeles