Keeley Hawes is an award winning British actress best known for her television roles in The Durrells, Line of Duty, Upstairs Downstairs and Spooks.

Keeley's relationship with Unicef UK started in 2012 when she travelled to Djibouti in East Africa to see how money raised at Soccer Aid could help provide life-saving emergency food for children suffering from severe malnutrition. Following the trip, Keeley wrote a blog about her experience.

Since then, Keeley has continued to support Unicef's work for children, from the Enough Food For Everyone IF campaign, to signing our leaf petition for Speak Up For Children.

In 2014, Keeley travelled to Papua New Guinea ahead of Soccer Aid 5 and our partnership with the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Keeley witnessed children with severe malnutrition being treated in the capital’s main hospital and travelled by boat to one of the most remote places on Earth to see children being vaccinated against life threating yet preventable diseases.

Following her continued support, Keeley was appointed as a Unicef UK Ambassador in August 2016 when she travelled to Calais to meet unaccompanied refugee children, joining the campaign to reunite unaccompanied minors with their family in the UK.

 
Unicef UK Ambassador Keeley Hawes visiting Papua New Guinea for Soccer Aid 5 in 2014. James Alcock / UNICEF 2014
Unicef UK Ambassador Keeley Hawes visiting Papua New Guinea for Soccer Aid 5 in 2014.James Alcock / UNICEF 2014