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Norfolk-born star Rupert Everett to take part in Q&A

PUBLISHED: 13:45 21 May 2019 | UPDATED: 14:20 21 May 2019

Rupert Everett in The Happy Prince. Picture by Wilhelm Moser

Rupert Everett in The Happy Prince. Picture by Wilhelm Moser

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World-famous actor and director Rupert Everett is coming to Wells Maltings for a one-off fundraising event.

It will raise funds for Burnham Overy Village Hall's play equipment campaign, as well as for Wells Maltings' many community programmes.

The event, which starts at 6.15pm on Saturday, May 25, includes a screening of the 2018 box-office hit The Happy Prince in the building's new auditorium, in the company of the film's lead actor, director and writer.

Mr Everett, who is originally from Burnham Deepdale in north Norfolk and still has relatives in the area, will introduce what has been described as his "passion project", paying tribute to Oscar Wilde with a poignant look at the poet and playwright's tragic final days.

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The special screening will be followed by a Q&A session, giving audience members the opportunity to pitch their questions to him in person.

Simon Daykin, director of Wells Maltings arts, heritage and community centre, said: "It will be an honour and a privilege to welcome Rupert Everett to Wells Maltings.

"We offered tickets to this event to Wells Maltings' friends and patrons first and the evening is already a sell-out.

"We are delighted that Rupert Everett will be here and look forward to hearing about his wide-ranging work and celebrated career."

Wells Maltings is on Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea. Box Office: 01328 710885; website: www.wellsmaltings.org.uk.

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