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Exclusive: Miranda Raison on joining the Children & the Arts 10th Anniversary Christmas Concert

by Julie Delahaye

Spooks actress Miranda Raison has revealed she will be performing at the Children & the Arts 10th Anniversary Christmas Concert on Thursday evening. The 39-year-old will be joining a line-up of stars including Dame Penelope Wilson, soprano Danielle de Niese and jazz pianist Joe Stilgoe for the glitzy evening, hosted by Aled Jones at London's Cadogan Hall.

"It's such a lovely event I'm really excited about, it's such an amazing evening," she told HELLO! exclusively. "So perfect to get everybody into the Christmas spirit."

As an ambassador for Children & the Arts, it comes as no surprise that Miranda will be supporting them at the event. The My Week with Marilyn star is no stranger to the gala, having blown audiences away with her beautiful performance at last year's concert.  

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Miranda Raison will be performing at the Children & the Arts 10th Anniversary Christmas Concert

The gala will no doubt top off a particularly exciting season for Miranda, who revealed that her brother is set to tie the knot ahead of Christmas. "I do get very excited about Christmas, but this year my brother’s wedding is just before Christmas so I haven’t really been allowed to think about it – it’s the year of the wedding," she quipped. "They’re going to have a really Christmassy wedding, it’s very exciting. We've got so many family members coming up to Norfolk for the so it’s going to be lovely – an extended Christmas."

No doubt the British beauty will be making the most of some rare downtime – she is currently filming The Orient Express with Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz and Johnny Depp.

"The set is extraordinary! I don't think I'm allowed to say anything about it, but the sets are beautifully done. The attention to detail, the costumes, everything is just so stunningly brilliant. I really can't wait to see the finished product."

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Miranda met Prince Charles at last year's event

Founded by the Prince of Wales, Children & the Arts, the only UK-wide charity of its kind, transforms the lives of disadvantaged children through participation in the arts. With special performances from adult and children's choirs, the concert is sure to make for a memorable night. To mark the milestone moment, the evening will also be recorded by Classic FM and broadcast on Christmas Eve.

For more information and tickets for the Children & the Arts 10th Anniversary Concert head to CadoganHall.com