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'Love/Hate' actor backs campaign for the homeless

Published 26/12/2012 | 05:00

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HE may have played a ruthless gangster and a hard-nosed politician in violent TV dramas, but big-hearted actor Aiden Gillen says his most important role to date is pitching in to help combat homelessness in Ireland.

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The 44-year-old Dubliner, who starred as a gang leader in the first two series of RTE's 'Love/ Hate', is voicing Focus Ireland's new hard-hitting radio and TV ads.

And 'The Wire' star, whose sister worked with the charity for 12 years, said he's concerned that the harsh economic reality could drive more people into homelessness.

He said: "We should be doing what we can to prevent our fellow citizens from slipping through the cracks and finding themselves in positions that can be extremely difficult to clamber back from."

Focus Ireland is aiming to raise €5m this year.

Irish Independent

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