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British TV and movie star Ralph Ineson, has become the latest ambassador for the Leeds United Foundation, the official charity of the Elland Road club.
The popular Leeds-born actor has featured in the hit series ‘Game of Thrones’ as well as box office hits ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, ‘Harry Potter’ and UK comedy series, ‘The Office’ alongside comedian Ricky Gervais. The self-confessed Leeds United fan becomes the seventh official appointment following in the footsteps of Ricky Wilson, Josh Warrington, Vinnie Jones, Tony Yeboah, Colson Smith and Lady Harewood.
Ralph Ineson, said:
"I’ve been a Leeds United fan all my life and I’m extremely proud of my Leeds and Yorkshire roots. The way the club and the Foundation in particular support their very own community gives me a sense of real pride. It shows that we are genuinely United and that no matter what, we look after our own and we help those less fortunate.”
“In my role as Ambassador I will be actively supporting the Leeds United Foundation in promoting their work and offering my filming and voice over expertise wherever I can. My first ‘role’ began today with the Foundation and I’m genuinely excited about it and their future plans.”
Simon Fox, Head of Partnership Development for the Foundation, said:
“Ralph has been a real pleasure to deal with and his addition to our Ambassadors roster illustrates the huge strides the Leeds United Foundation is making across the country and indeed nationally. All our Ambassadors are active in their support of us despite high workloads and shows how much they care about our cause and the city.”
Ineson’s new movie ‘The Witch’ is released Feb 26th in the US and March 11th in the UK and is his first lead film role. It has received awards at the Sundance Festival and London Film Festival.