Actor Jude Law and other British celebrities, visited the refugee camp known as the jungle in Calais on Sunday 21 February in efforts to promote the cause of those staying in the camp. The Enemy at the Gates and Sherlock Holmes star took part in a live performance for 200 migrants at the camp's Good Chance Theatre.
Law read a letter written by German and Jewish author Lion Feuchtwanger to Nazis occupying his home in 1935. "How do you like my house? Do you find it pleasant to live in? Did the carpets suffer while the SS men were looting?" he read.
The performance was part of show called Letters Live which featured the reading of letters deemed relevant to the stories of migrants in the camp. Also visiting the camp were playwright Tom Stoppard and actor Toby Jones.
Singer Tom Odell performed and actors Juliet Stevenson, Matt Berry and comedian Shappi Khorsandi also spoke. According to French television station BFMTV, French authorities plan to clear a large section of the camp on 24 February. Charity Help Refugees and other organisations have appealed the decision in the French courts. Help Refugees said in a statement the planned operation would see the eviction of 3,000 people including more than 440 children, 291 of which are unaccompanied.