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Actor Eddie Marsan appointed Patron of the BHA

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The BHA’s newest Patron: Eddie Marsan

The British Humanist Association (BHA) is delighted to announce a new Patron in actor Eddie Marsan. Marsan is a prolific actor who has appeared in such films as Mission Impossible III, V for Vendetta, Sherlock Holmes and The World’s End. More recently, he featured in the BBC’s adaptation of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, playing Mr Norrell.

He joins over 150 other distinguished humanists who contribute towards the aims of the BHA through their role as Patrons. The BHA’s Patrons include significant figures from the spheres of science, philosophy, human rights activism, politics, the arts, and broadcasting.

BHA Chief Executive Andrew Copson commented, ‘Eddie is an actor of tremendous ability and we are delighted to welcome him to the fold as our newest Patron.

‘Our Patrons are talented individuals who have, in one way or another, made real contributions to the cultural, intellectual, or scientific progress of our species, just as humanists have done throughout history. Whether it’s by helping raise awareness of our campaigning work or by assisting us to promote public understanding of Humanism, our Patrons lend us the visibility and impact we need to achieve our aim of a secular state ensuring human rights and equality for all.’


The British Humanist Association is the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. It promotes a secular state and equal treatment in law and policy of everyone, regardless of religion or belief.

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