Redgrave And Earl Jones Raise $22,000 For Theater Charity

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November 29, 2011 | 11:20am EST

Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones have been applauded for helping to raise more than $22,000 for charity through their West End show Driving Miss Daisy.
The acting legends have pulled in huge crowds and rave reviews since the production opened in London this autumn.

They staged an appeal for theater charity Acting for Others last week, urging the audiences to donate whatever they could – and they even signed posters for sale to boost the fund.

It’s now been revealed the campaign raised $22,155 for the scheme, and Redgrave is delighted with the total.

She tells London’s Evening Standard, “I am so happy our fundraising was so warmly welcomed by our audiences.”