Major celebrities heading to Bungay for Wikileaks founder’s birthday

PUBLISHED: 13:03 10 July 2011 | UPDATED: 13:40 10 July 2011

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at Ellingham Hall.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at Ellingham Hall.

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The founder of the Wikileaks website, Julian Assange, is due to hold a 40th birthday lunch in north Suffolk today.

Mr Assange is holding his birthday celebrations at Ellingham Hall, near Bungay, ahead of an extradition hearing on Tuesday.

Rumours are rife that movie super star Brad Pitt and his actress wife Angelina Jolie and US Vogue editor Anna Wintour will be attending the party.

Mr Assange has been staying at Ellingham Hall since December as part of bail conditions over allegations that he sexually assaulted one woman and raped another during a week-long visit to Stockholm in August.

He is due to appear at the High Court on Tuesday to appeal against attempts to extradite him to Sweden.

Ellingham Hall is owned by Capt Vaughan Smith, founder of the Frontline Club and supporter of Mr Assange.

Have you seen any stars arriving at Ellingham Hall? Call reporter Anthony Carroll on 01502 525835 or email

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