Children in Need

GAMBIT, starring Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman and Tom Courtenay had its World Premiere in London on Wednesday 7 November. As part of the glitzy event, an artist was commissioned to paint a picture live capturing the red carpet action as it happened. The stars of the film then signed the painting, which is now up for sale as part of Pudsey’s annual eBay auction to raise money for BBC Children in Need.

Every penny raised by the auction will go towards making a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people right here in the UK.

Momentum Picture will release GAMBIT in the UK and Ireland on 21 November. Private art curator Harry Deane (Colin Firth) devises a finely-crafted scheme to con England’s richest man and avid art collector, Lionel Shabandar, (Alan Rickman) into purchasing a fake Monet painting. In order to bait his buyer, he recruits a Texas rodeo queen (Cameron Diaz) to cross the pond and pose as a woman whose grandfather liberated the painting at the end of WWII.

Based on a screenplay by Joel & Ethan Coen and directed by Michael Hoffman, BAFTA award winner Sir Tom Courtenay, Golden Globe winner Stanley Tucci and Academy Award© winner and veteran comedienne Cloris Leachman round out the cast.

About BBC Children in Need:

BBC Children in Need’s vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential. We will realize this vision by supporting, promoting and publicizing work that addresses the challenges that children and young people face and work that builds their skills and resilience.

Every year, thanks to public donations and the amazing efforts of fundraisers, schools, businesses and corporate partners, BBC Children in Need is able to make a difference to thousands of young lives.

The 2012 Appeal show is on BBC One at 7pm on Friday 16 November 2012, and it is set to be a phenomenal fundraising extravaganza with the great and the good of the film, music and TV world coming together to help us raise money for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

To find out more please visit:

Children In Need official Twitter: #CiNauction @BBCCiN

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