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Dame Judi and Sheeran auction artwork for charity

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Image caption Could Dame Judi have a second career as an artist?

Dame Judi Dench, Ed Sheeran and Mark Rylance are among several celebrities who are auctioning off their artwork for charity.

Proceeds will raise funds for Breast Cancer Now via Art for Cure's Make Your Mark online auction.

Dame Judi is showcasing a watercolour, while most of the other participants have stuck to doodles.

Jim Broadbent penned a self-portrait while Elizabeth Hurley and Joanna Lumley covered their art in lipstick.

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Image caption Broadbent's self-portrait is instantly recognisable
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Image caption Ed Sheeran's picture of a cat is proving popular with bidders
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Image caption Don't give up the day job, Andy Murray...
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Image caption Joanna Lumley played up to her famous Ab Fab role
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Image caption Mark Rylance referred to pharmaceutical companies

Rylance wrote at the bottom of his canvas: "Who do we support?"

Art For Cure is an art and sculpture show which this year features more than 80 artists and sculptors who will be donating a percentage of their sales to the charity, including Vanessa Gardiner, Maggi Hambling and Paul Vanstone.

The exhibition will take place at Suffolk's Glemham Hall from 30 April to 2 May.

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