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Director backs transport campaign
Mike Figgis.  Copyright Red Mullet.
Figgis was nominated for an Oscar for Leaving Las Vegas in 1995
A renowned British film director has backed a new campaign to promote "considerate behaviour" on public transport in London.

Mike Figgis has made a short film, Together for London, to encourage better behaviour on Transport for London's (TfL's) network.

The British director was nominated for an Oscar for his 1995 feature Leaving Las Vegas starring Nicolas Cage.

Together for London is due to be shown during cinema trailers from Friday.

I will try to remember what it is like to be 14 again
Poster slogan

The film, which is set on a London bus, shows the effects behaviour such as playing music out loud, shouting on a mobile phone or eating a take-away can have on other people's journeys.

Posters bearing the slogan "A little thought from each of us. A big difference for everyone" will also be put up on buses and at Tube stations as part of the campaign.

They will feature five characters making pledges ranging from "I will offer my seat" and "I will not play my music out loud" to "I will try to remember what it is like to be 14 again".

London Mayor Ken Livingstone said: "This campaign simply asks us to think about the effect of our behaviour on other passengers.

"We all share London's buses and Tube so a little thought for one another can make all of our journeys more pleasant and less stressful."

In November 2006 Mr Livingstone called for a ban on music being played out loud on the transport network.

He warned that young people could be stripped of their free travel as part of the clampdown.

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