Live Aid To Be A TV Movie

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July 14, 2010 | 11:35am EST

TV bosses are making a movie about the 1985 Live Aid charity concerts.

The twin concerts in London and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania were held on 13 July, 1985, and went on to raise $225 million for famine relief in Africa.

Now the story of how Bob Geldof and promoter Harvey Goldsmith managed to put the massive event together in just six months is to be dramatised for a TV movie by the BBC.

Geldof will be played by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows star Domhnall Gleeson, while British actor Ian Hart – who has also featured in the wizard franchise – will take on the role of Goldsmith.

A BBC spokeswoman says, “To mark the 25th anniversary of Live Aid, BBC Two celebrates with an ambitious single drama which tells the story behind the biggest televised international charity event in history and the two inspiring men that made it happen.”

When Harvey Met Bob is due to be screened in the U.K. later this year.

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