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Kudrow launches gay film festival
Lisa Kudrow
Lisa Kudrow starred as Phoebe in Friends
Former Friends star Lisa Kudrow was on hand to launch the 20th London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.

The actress was in the capital's West End to promote her film Happy Endings, which also stars Steve Coogan.

The film features Kudrow as a neurotic counsellor at an abortion clinic, who is blackmailed over an affair with her now-gay step-brother.

The festival, which celebrates the best of gay and lesbian cinema, runs until 12 April.

One of the strands of the programme explores transgender issues, and will feature Felicity Huffman's Transamerica alongside more avant-garde offerings.

Other films being shown during the event include the 1957 Western Forty Guns, starring Barbara Stanwyck, and Ang Lee's Oscar winner Brokeback Mountain.

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