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CHILDREN OF MEN

Children of Men marks the second leading feature film role of talented newcomer CLARE-HOPE ASHITEY (Kee), the 19-year-old Londoner who scored her first role in Michael Caton-Jones' historical drama Shooting Dogs, opposite John Hurt and Hugh Dancy; in that film, Ashitey portrayed a young Tutsi schoolgirl named Marie who provides witness to the atrocities that took place at L'École Technique Officielle in Rwanda in April 1994.

While completing her regular schooling, Ashitey began attending London's Centre Stage School of Performing Arts at the age of 12, training in all aspects of stage and screen. Her experiences at that time saw her playing diverse and challenging roles on stage in plays such as Simon Bent's Shelter. Clare was also a member of the Centre Stage Dance Troupe and has appeared at both Her Majesty's Theatre and the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane. Her additional stage credits include Into the Millennium (Intimate Theatre); Centre Stage and A Game of Two Halves (Millfield Theatre); and Your Song. Ashitey currently lives with her parents, brother and sister in London and has recently finished studying French, German, history and economics at A Level at The Latymer School in Edmonton, London. Her plans of going to university to study social anthropology and law were interrupted by being cast in Children of Men.

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