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#TheScoop: Using media to promote world peace – Jeremy Gilley and Jude Law

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Jeremy Gilley is the Founder of Peace One Day, a charity campaigning for a global day of ceasefire and non-violence. In 1994, following a decade of professional acting, Mr Gilley started his own filmmaking company: P.U.R.E. Productions. Four years later, he began to make the Peace One Day documentary, which eventually led to the decision to campaign for a UN resolution formalising the idea of a global day of peace. This goal was reached in 2001 when a UN General Assembly resolution establishing an ‘International Day of Peace’, put forward by the UK and Costa Rican governments, was unanimously adopted.

Since then, the day has provided an opportunity for life-saving activities and action by individuals worldwide. It has been used by UN agencies and humanitarian organisations to disseminate aid on the ground, and has served as a focal point for peace initiatives. In 2012, Peace One Day called for the largest global reduction of violence ever recorded on one day through its Global Truce campaign.

David Jude Heyworth Law, known professionally as Jude Law, is an English actor, film producer and director. He began acting with the National Youth Music Theatre in 1987, and had his first television role in 1989. After starring in films directed by Andrew Niccol, Clint Eastwood and David Cronenberg, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1999 for his performance in Anthony Minghella’s The Talented Mr. Ripley. In 2000, he won a Best Supporting Actor BAFTA Award for his work in the film. In 2003, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in another Minghella film, Cold Mountain. He is also known for his role as Dr. John Watson in the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes and its 2011 sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

In 2000, he won a Best Supporting Actor BAFTA Award for his work in the film. In 2003, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in another Minghella film, Cold Mountain. He is also known for his role as Dr. John Watson in the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes and its 2011 sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

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