Film-maker Mike Leigh has directed British Prime Minister Tony Blair's wife
CHERIE in a new advert to raise money for breast cancer research.
The Vera Drake creator filmed the commercials with the premier's spouse
and a number of other celebrities, including actress and ex-wife ALISON
STEADMAN and model Jerry Hall.
Cherie is a patron of the charity BREAST CANCER CARE, for which the
commercials have been created, and has donated her services to the new campaign
Leigh, who was nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay at
this year's (05) Academy Awards, has directed a number of commercials in the
past but insists this advert was his favourite.
He says, "It was great fun and has a very special place in my heart.
Cherie was wonderful, and is was great seeing Alison and Jerry again."