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Firth joins WW2 veterans at premiere

5 December 2013 Last updated at 13:20 GMT

Colin Firth has joined World War Two veterans and the widow of the man he plays at the premiere of The Railway Man.

He portrays Eric Lomax, a soldier who was tortured at a Japanese labour camp during the war.

Decades later Mr Lomax came face to face with one of his captors and wrote about his experiences in a memoir, upon which the film is based.

Eric Lomax died before the movie was finished but was fondly remembered on the red carpet.

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