David Walliams and Jim Broadbent join forces in new Covid-19 vaccination campaign
Celebrities including actor Jim Broadbent and comedian David Walliams have come together to encourage people to get their Covid-19 jab.
They star in a new film campaign to the tune The Rhythm Of Life from the 1966 musical Sweet Charity.
The song is used with permission from the estate of Cy Coleman, who wrote it with Dorothy Fields.
The film first sees Broadbent walk into an empty theater before celebrities such as Walliams, actors Asa Butterfield, Colin Salmon, Derek Jacobi and Don Warrington, and singer Nicola Roberts take the stage to perform the song.
In between dances, Butterfield calls on viewers to “get this vaccine,” while Warrington says, “I had mine,” and Broadbent adds, “Just get this vaccine. “
Ahead of the launch, Walliams said: “The NHS has done an absolutely fantastic job rolling out the Covid-19 vaccines at such a speed and, like we do in the movie, I want to implore everyone to get the vaccine when it is called so that we can get back to the rhythm of life all singing, all dancing that we love.
Broadbent added, “The film gave us the opportunity to show our appreciation and celebration of the vaccine rollout in the best way we know how.
“Thank you to the millions of people who have already received their vaccines and please just ‘get your vaccine’ to the rest.
“Vaccines help us get back to everything we love and every industry – including the arts – could not be more grateful to each person for receiving their vaccine. “
Health Secretary Sajid Javid said it was fantastic to see “some of our most beloved entertainment stars supporting the vital rollout of immunization.”
He added: “The evidence is clear – the vaccine is the best way to protect you and your loved ones, so if you get the call, don’t delay making an appointment as we are doing everything we can to get back to you. a normal life. “