Actor, singer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte has been named a goodwill ambassador for Denmark's upcoming HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN bicentennial celebrations.

Belafonte, 77, is the 47th celebrity to help increase awareness about the famed fairytale writer ahead of celebrations marking his 200th birthday in 2005.

He will receive a diploma from Culture Minister BRIAN MIKKELSEN on 6 August (04) at Copenhagen's downtown Tivoli amusement park.

Other ambassadors include Suzanne Vega, Harvey Keitel, Connie Nielsen and Susan Sarandon.

30/07/2004 19:47