The Pirates of the Caribbean star says, ” it is our responsibility to celebrate the contributions of our women and this opportunity and platform is just the perfect time and place for us to do that. I’m glad to be part of an event that celebrates women and highlight their contributions.”
“It is yet another huge boost to our initiative to bring together women of colour from around the globe in celebration. Having mega Hollywood stars like Winston endorsing and supporting the event is more than we can ask for. I’m truly grateful to him “- Faustina Anyanwu founder.
Winston George Ellis has starred in two of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters of all time; – Pirates of the Caribbean and The Dark Knight.An accomplished British actor and a three-times world martial arts champion, Winston has starred alongside Johnny Depp and Kiera Knightley in the first two ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ films. Other film credits include roles in Batman: Dark Knight and Shiner (alongside Michael Caine) and – during his 10 years living in Hong Kong – appearances in many martial arts films including Jackie Chan’s Operation Condor, Black Mask starring Jet Li and The Quest, with Jean Claude Van Damme and Roger Moore.
Winston’s passion for working with underprivileged children led to his involvement with a number of charities carrying out educational workshops and inspirational talks to thousands of young people across the UK.
He gives his full support at this years Divas of colour as the event seeks to raise awareness on Depression with their chosen charity – Depression Alliance in association with Lebara Mobile and Dr Kem .
Divas of colour is the largest gathering of world’s most powerful women of colour from around the globe. A special day to celebrate, recognise and reward the contributions of women of colour. Tickets are now on sale to attend the dinner on the 21st of March 2015.