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Watch Downton Abbey star Jim Carter bring joy to faces of Nepal earthquake victims

By April 6, 2016July 14th, 2020No Comments

Full article appears in the THE MIRROR – 6th April 2016:
The actor, who plays Mr Carson, performed magic tricks for children as part of WandAid which conjures up happiness for survivors of natural disasters.

To millions of Downton Abbey fans he’ll always be the humble butler, Mr Carson.

But here, in a remote Nepalese village, Jim Carter conjures up something much more special.

In a country devastated by last year’s earthquake , the actor is giving children a reason to smile again.
Producing a few red sponge balls from his bag of tricks, he watches the youngsters gasp, then burst into laughter, as they magically multiply in his hands.For Jim, who is visiting with the WandAid initiative, which brings the joy of magic to natural disaster victims, it’s mission accomplished.

He says: “Laughter is healthy, it’s normal. It takes these kids out of their gloom and desperation, if only for a moment.”


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