November 19, 2010 / 2:58 AM / 8 years ago

Anne Hathaway, Denzel Washington to co-host Nobel peace concert

Actress Anne Hathaway poses at the world premiere of her and co-star Jake Gyllenhaal's film 'Love & Other Drugs' at the opening night gala at AFI Fest 2010 in Hollywood, November 4, 2010. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Anne Hathaway and Oscar winner Denzel Washington have been tapped as co-hosts of the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Norway, the event’s organizers said on Thursday.

Performers at the concert, which will take place on December 11 in Oslo, range from veteran rocker Elvis Costello to current pop sensation Robyn and include jazz funk act Jamiroquai, “Mandy” singer Barry Manilow and pianist Herbie Hancock.

This year’s show honors Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese dissident writer and human rights activist who is currently imprisoned in his home country.

The Nobel committee said this week that his family is unlikely to be able to travel to Norway to collect his Peace Prize medal, diploma and 10 million Swedish crowns ($1.44 million).

Past winners of the Nobel Peace Prize have included Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and U.S. President Barack Obama.

Editing by Jill Serjeant

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