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Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon
Hardtalk Extra caught up with Susan Sarandon in New York
In a Hardtalk Extra programme broadcast on Friday 18th August, Zeinab Badawi spoke to American actress, and activist, Susan Sarandon.

Susan Sarandon is probably best known for her role in Thelma and Louise, directed by Ridley Scott.

She won an Oscar in 1996 for her part in the film Dead Man Walking.

The film poignantly makes the case against the death penalty.

The actress, who is sixty this year, is known almost as much for her left wing politics as she is for her acting.

Often marrying the two, she tells Zeinab Badawi about her plans to play the activist Cindy Sheehan in an upcoming film adaptation of her life.

As part of Hardtalk's Baby Boomer season, she talks about her politics, her career and in particular how feminism has empowered her generation of women.

HARDtalk Extra can be seen on BBC World at 0330 GMT, 0830 GMT, 1430 GMT, 1830 GMT, 2330 GMT.

It can also be seen on BBC News 24 at 04:30 and 23:30.

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