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Richard Attenborough and Danny Glover to be honoured in South Africa

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Apr 22, 2014 | 8:26am EDT

British movie veteran Lord Richard Attenborough and film star Danny Glover will be feted with South Africa's highest civil honour on Sunday (27Apr14). The pair will receive National Orders for their support of the anti-apartheid movement at a ceremony overseen by the country's President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria. Ghandi director Attenborough highlighted the topic in his 1987 film Cry Freedom, while Lethal Weapon star Glover campaigned for Nelson Mandela's freedom after playing the civil rights icon in TV film Mandela the same year. The stars are among 54 people set to receive the medal at the ceremony, which coincides with the 20th anniversary of the country's first post-apartheid democratic election, when Mandela became president. Attenborough, 90, is not expected to attend the ceremony due to ill health.

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