Apart from the Oscars, where else would you find a room full of so many beautiful, glamorous, and talented women? Well, the answer is: at the biennial lunch for African Solutions to African Problems (ASAP) hosted by the charity’s founder, Priscilla Higham, in London.
The lunch was held within the Louise T. Blouin Institute’s very cool white walls, an antidote to the baking-hot weather outside and the perfect setting for such a colorful gathering. Guests including Lady Helen Taylor, photographer Mary McCartney, designers Bella Freud and Rifat Ozbek, models Laura Bailey and Saffron Aldridge, interior designer Amber Aikens, and actors Emilia Fox, Nick Reding, and Rupert Everett sat down to platters of Itsu sushi, Pret a Manger sandwiches, carrot and lemon cake, and chocolate popcorn, all laid out on multi-colored kikoys. Wild flowers filled hand-painted jam jars, and each guest was given a beautiful handmade beaded blossom to take home. Everything had been donated—even the South African rosé.
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The producer of BBC One’s Merlin has revealed what fans can expect from the show’s third series.
Speaking to SFX, Johnny Capps admitted that Arthur is unlikely to discover Merlin’s true magical nature in the forthcoming episodes.
He explained: “I think that part of the format of the show is that Merlin keeps his magic a secret, just as Superman keeps his identity secret – and I think Arthur not knowing about it is the heart of the show.
“Presumably at some point Arthur would find out, but I think that would be very late on.”
Capps also revealed that the fate of Morgana, played by Katie McGrath, will be explored.
“Within the first five minutes you catch up as to where our characters have been. Camelot has been very focused on the search for Morgana, and Uther has been very concerned about where his ward is.” he said. “But when she comes back it’s very intriguing as to where her allegiances lie and what’s happened to her. She’s been on quite a journey.”
Emilia Fox, who previously appeared as Morgana’s villainous half-sister Morgause, will also return for the new run.
The third series of Merlin will air on BBC One later this year.
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British actress Emilia Fox has become patron of a new butterfly sanctuary in the U.K, after falling in love with the winged insects when they fluttered overhead on her wedding day.
The Pianist star is backing the huge $40 million (£27 million) Butterfly World in southern England, which has been founded to preserve the future of the delicate creatures in Britain.
Fox was asked to support the project by lepidopterist Clive Farrell, the expert who helped her find different varieties of butterflies to flutter around her as she married her now ex-husband Jared Harris in 2005.
She tells Britain’s Daily Telegraph, “I get a lot of requests to be involved in things and I think you have to pick the ones you really care about and can do something to help. I was immediately bowled over by Clive’s passion and jumped at the chance.
“Butterflies are the canaries in the coal mine as far as conversation is concerned. Their fragility exposes what’s going on around us.”