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Sir Ian McKellen, Rob Brydon and Thandie Newton star in flight safety video for Comic Relief

Watch some of Hollywood's and television's most famous faces audition in front of 'mayor of Hounslow' Chabuddy G

What do Rowan Atkinson, Thandie Newton, and "mayor of Hounslow" Chabuddy G all have in common?

Well the star of BBC show People Just Do Nothing has turned director for the new British Airways pre-flight safety video featuring these famous faces.

Hounslow's very own television sensation and funny man Chabuddy G's latest gig took him to new heights as he filmed with the likes of Hollywood actors and actresses.

Thandie Newton shows off safety in new British Airways video(Image: British Airways)

Top celebrities feature in BA pre-flight safety video - Sir Ian McKellen and Warwick Davis(Image: British Airways)

The new film with top celebrities has been created to help passengers focus on safety messages as well as to boost funding for Flying Start, the global charity partnership between BA and Comic Relief.

Other celebs include Gordon Ramsay, Rob Brydon and Sir Ian McKellen all make appearances in the video, which launches on September 1.

The actors can be seen auditioning in humorous sketches in front of comedian Asim Chaudhry aka Chabuddy G for a part in the safety video.

The many takes show them demonstrating safety features and procedures on the aircraft.

At the end of the video Rowan Atkinson can be seen fumbling around his seat for loose change to place in a Flying Start envelope.

These are also available to customers on flights to make donations to Comic Relief.

BA pre-flight safety vide features celebrities including Rowan Atkinson(Image: British Airways)

Life safety jacket demonstration features Rob Brydon(Image: British Airways)

Alex Cruz, British Airways’ chairman and CEO, said: “It’s extremely important to us that customers engage with our safety video, and involving some of the nation’s most well-known personalities has given us the chance to create something fun that we hope people will watch from start to finish - and remember.

“We’ve worked with Comic Relief since 2010 and our customers have already helped us generate £16.5 million for great causes. We hope the new video will enable us to exceed our goal of raising £20 million by 2020.”

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