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Paul McCartney swaps singing for acting as he takes to the stage with Tom Hanks at star-studded Shakespeare charity reading

Saturday, September 28, 2013

He is famous for his singing and song-writing skills. But Sir Paul McCartney appears to have caught the acting bug.  The 71-year-old took part in the Simply Shakespeare event in Los Angeles on Wednesday alongside Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and William Shatner.

The former Beatle voiced the play The Two Gentlemen Of Verona during the event, which was held at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Paul looked in fine form, showing off his trim body in a fitted black suit paired with dark boots as he took to the stage. The legendary artist posed for a picture with Tom and Rita, who opted for a more dressed-down look for the occasion.  Ticket prices to the event cost $1,500, with proceeds benefiting the center's veteran and inner-city youth employment programs. Paul made headlines on Monday when he brought thousands of fans to Hollywood Boulevard where he serenaded them with a free concert as part of the Jimmy  Kimmel Live show. Describing it as a 'balmy' evening, Sir Paul was on fine form as played hits including Magical Mystery Tour, Let It Be and Hey Jude.

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Source: Mail On Line

Photo Credit: Rex Picture Perfect

Source: Mail On Line

Photo Credit: Rex Picture Perfect

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