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Dame Helen Mirren Pleads With Americans Not To 'Make The Same Mistake' British Voters Did

'Love must trump hate.'

26/10/2016 16:08 | Updated 26 October 2016

Dame Helen Mirren has pleaded with Americans to not “make the same mistake” British voters did when they cast their ballots “in fear rather than hope” on the day of the European Union Referendum.

The Oscar-winning British actress said “no one really thought” the UK would leave the EU, “but it did”.

In a video released by social media campaign Humanity for Hillary, Mirren encourages Americans to get out and vote.

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Dame Helen Mirren has asked American voters not to 'make the same mistake' as British people did

She said: “I’ve done a few things that I’ve regretted in my life, and you probably have too.

“But I think those things would pale in comparison to the regret you’ll feel after November the 8th if you don’t vote.

“You know, no one really thought that Great Britain would leave the European Union, but it did.

“And this was not only a hit to our economy but to our humanity.

“Because this was a vote cast in fear rather than hope. Don’t make the same mistake we did.”

Mirren, who does not mention either presidential candidate by name, ends her message: “Love must trump hate.”

Mirren is the latest British celebrity to speak out about the US Presidential Election.

At the weekend, Sir Richard Branson said the “vindictive streak” he’s seen in Trump makes him a “dangerous” person to put in the White House.

JK Rowling, Robert De Niro and Frankie Boyle are also some of the big names to speak out against Trump.

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