Irish actor Andrew Scott joins Londoners to back marriage equality campaign
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Irish actor Andrew Scott joins Londoners to back marriage equality campaign

AWARD-winning actor Andrew Scott joined a 40-strong group of Irish Londoners in the capital last night, to back Ireland’s campaign for marriage equality. 

The Dublin native – who has starred in BBC series Sherlock – attended the gathering at the Jubilee Gardens in Belvedere Road, close to the London Eye, to pledge his support for the ‘Yes Vote’ ahead of Friday’s same-sex marriage referendum.

The meeting was set up to allow London-based Irish people who are unable to vote in Friday’s referendum to encourage their friends and family back home to have their say.

andrew-scott-campaign-n Irish actor Andrew Scott (second left) joined campaigners on Wednesday
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Cork-native Catherine O’Leary, 25, who works as a speech and language therapist for the NHS in London, and organised the event, praised “the abundance of goodwill amongst those who gathered.”

Speaking to The Irish Post, she said: “It was heartening to see people engaged and willing to come along at short notice to support the YesEquality and #BeMyYes campaigns.

“People commented how they had been feeling frustrated in recent days with their lack of ability to become involved in campaigning at home, and were please to have an opportunity to become involved in London.”