A stellar line up of British actors including Liam Neeson, Michelle Dockery, Jodie Comer, Lesley Manville, and O-T Fagbenle have joined forces with cancer patients and survivors to feature in a powerful film by director Melissa Bolton-Klinger.
Marking the return of Stand Up To Cancer, a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, the film shows the group standing poised and ready to show cancer it’s payback time.
Liam Neeson said: “Everyone knows someone who’s experienced cancer – either a friend or a family member. I myself have had four relatives die from this horrible disease. You never want to see anyone go through it, but the reality is that 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime. By acting now, we’ve got a far better chance of beating this disease in the future. That’s why we’ve got to keep raising money to support the research that will save lives.”
The film’s creator and director, Melissa Bolton-Klinger, who survived Stage 3 head and neck cancer, said: “Cancer has taken our sisters, brothers, fathers and mothers. It tried to take me. Because of cancer, I can’t smell or taste. But it never took my spirit. That’s why I wanted to create this film in support of Stand Up To Cancer, to show this disease we’re coming for it and we will not back down.”
Find out more about Stand Up To Cancer HERE.