Wednesday 24 April 2019
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David Beckham meets Cambodian children saved from sexual and emotional abuse

Befriend it like Beckham: Touching moment UNICEF ambassador meets children saved from the horrors of violence and sexual abuse at rescue center in Cambodia

Learning local customs: Beckham greets girls at a rescue centre where children are protected from violence

David Beckham has been meeting vulnerable children at a rescue centre in Cambodia as they recover from years of emotional and sexual abuse.

The 40-year-old was in Macau, China, on Saturday afternoon, where he attended the opening ceremony for a new H&M store. Meanwhile, it has been revealed that he has landed a role in Guy Ritchie’s latest film Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur.

The retired soccer star has reportedly signed up for a part in the Middle Ages epic starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana and Poppy Delevingne.

A source said: ‘There’s going to be a version of the scene where Excalibur gets drawn from the stone. This is where Beckham factors in.’

The football star – who played for England as well as the clubs Manchester United, Real Madrid and LA Galaxy during his successful career as a footballer – is unofficially credited on film database as playing ‘Blackleg leader’ in the movie, which began filming this week.

‘some football puns’ were written into his scene.
They added: ‘There’s a little bit of a sense that Beckham’s character, who fancies himself as a big player in this story, gets a little ticked off when this other fellow, this upstart, is the one who can free the sword.’
David has previously worked with Guy – who was married to Madonna from 2000 to 2008 and has been friends with the sports icon for years – on a short advert for H&M in 2013 and on a commercial for Beckham’s Haig Whiskey.

The tattooed hunk – who has children Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 12, Cruz, 10, and three-year-old Harper with fashion designer wife Victoria Beckham – is also set to make a cameo in the Snatch director’s new film The Man From U.N.C.L.E, which is scheduled for release in August.

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