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Emma Thompson and a host of celebrities strip naked and pose with dead fish

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Emma Thompson with her husband Greg Wise. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Emma Thompson with her husband Greg Wise. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Joseph Millson with Dog Fish. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Joseph Millson with Dog Fish. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Jodhi May with a Swordfish. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Jodhi May with a Swordfish. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Dougray Scott with a Pomfret. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Dougray Scott with a Pomfret. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Alex Jennings with a Pink Sea Bream. Photo:  Jillian Edelstein

Alex Jennings with a Pink Sea Bream. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Miriam Margolyes with a John Dory. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Miriam Margolyes with a John Dory. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Chipo Chung with a Grey Mullet. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Chipo Chung with a Grey Mullet. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Mark Rylance with a Smooth Hound Shark. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Mark Rylance with a Smooth Hound Shark. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Felicity Dean with a Cod. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Felicity Dean with a Cod. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

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Emma Thompson with her husband Greg Wise. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Emma Thompson and a host of celebrities have stripped naked and posed with dead fish as part of a campaign against overfishing.

The celebrities have lent their naked bodies to the Fishlove campaign in order to raise awareness of unsustainable fishing practices and the destruction of the marine environment.

Emma Thompson (56) and her husband Greg Wise lead the photoshoot as they preserve their modesty with two Black Scabbard fish from Portugal.

Speaking about the campaign, the couple said: "You do feel a little guilty holding a huge dead fish while you are very much alive, but by doing this Fishlove portrait with a deep-sea Black Scabbard fish we want to make clear the message: if we don’t end the overfishing and pollution of the ocean, all these beautiful creatures are threatened."

They added: "In particular, deep-sea fishing is unsustainable, unnecessary and should stop"

Other stars who took part in the campaign included Mark Rylance, Dougray Scott and Miriam Margolyes.

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Joseph Millson with Dog Fish. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Joseph Millson with Dog Fish. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Joseph Millson with Dog Fish. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

The Fishlove campaign hopes to discourage destructive fishing practices and encourage people to stop eating overfished species such as cod and instead turn to lesser-known fish such as sprats, gurnard

Leading London seafood restaurant, J Sheekey Oyster Bar, endorsed Fishlove by commissioning the series of photographs taken by photographer Jillian Edelstein. 

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Jodhi May with a Swordfish. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Jodhi May with a Swordfish. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Jodhi May with a Swordfish. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Just to note, the fish in the photos are dead but that's because they were destined for the great big freezer in the sky anyway.

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Dougray Scott with a Pomfret. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Dougray Scott with a Pomfret. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Dougray Scott with a Pomfret. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

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Felicity Dean with a Cod. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Felicity Dean with a Cod. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Felicity Dean with a Cod. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

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Chipo Chung with a Grey Mullet. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Chipo Chung with a Grey Mullet. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Chipo Chung with a Grey Mullet. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

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Miriam Margolyes with a John Dory. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Miriam Margolyes with a John Dory. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Miriam Margolyes with a John Dory. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

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Alex Jennings with a Pink Sea Bream. Photo:  Jillian Edelstein

Alex Jennings with a Pink Sea Bream. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Alex Jennings with a Pink Sea Bream. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

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Mark Rylance with a Smooth Hound Shark. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Mark Rylance with a Smooth Hound Shark. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Mark Rylance with a Smooth Hound Shark. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

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Tom Bateman poses with red mullet. Photo: Jillian Edelstein.

Tom Bateman poses with red mullet. Photo: Jillian Edelstein.

Tom Bateman poses with red mullet. Photo: Jillian Edelstein.

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