Award winning gay actor Simon Callow is to host an episode of TV series UK360, focusing on the Britain’s LGBT communities.
12 JULY 2012 | BY DEMITRI LEVANTIS
Critically acclaimed gay actor Simon Callow will host an LGBT special of TV show UK360, on the Community Channel next Monday (16 July).
Callow, most famous for his roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral and Shakespeare in Love, will present a special episode of UK360 focusing on LGBT communities all around the the country. The program will showcase a tour of the gay scene in York and a report on attempts to reduce homophobia in Brighton.
A debate about the need for LGBT arts companies and a segment on the London Gay Men’s Chorus will also be featured.
‘It’s a very good thing that there’s a television channel devoted to the stories of people in their ordinary lives,’ Callow said. ‘The stories of LGBT people are sometimes quite heroic and sometimes very funny and sometimes rather moving.
‘I’ve always loved the London Gay Men’s Chorus,’ he added. ‘They’re just joyful, they make a joyful sound, I love the spirit of these guys. There’s something about their spirit which is quite unique.’
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