Morgan Freeman, the Oscar-winning actor, director and narrator from Mississippi is the latest famous face to join Mandarin Oriental’s award-winning ‘He’s a Fan/She’s a Fan’ global advertising campaign. The Hollywood star, renowned for his roles in films such as The Shawshank Redemption, Million Dollar Baby and Invictus, joins an illustrious list of Mandarin Oriental ‘fans’ – dancers, musicians, writers and actors – who are all united in their talent and love of staying at the Group’s hotels. In fact, when Morgan’s passion for travel takes him to the UK, he especially enjoys staying at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London as he knows his privacy is respected, the service is discreet, and he can sit undisturbed in the hotel’s restaurants, enjoying the food and the atmosphere. In return for participating in the campaign, Mandarin Oriental donates to the celebrity fan’s charity of choice, which on this occasion is the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, USA – an institution that is at the cutting edge of cancer research and treats children from all walks of life. Morgan was photographed in New York, one of his favourite cities, by fan campaign photographer Mary McCartney. But when not in town, you might find the actor, an intrepid sailor, on his way to an island bolthole in the Caribbean.