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Ger Duany had to give up Oxford studies for refugee film

Sudanese actor Ger Duany had to give up his studies at Oxford University to audition for the role of a refugee in Reese Witherspoon's new movie The Good Lie.

The actor, who is a real-life refugee, was in the middle of his studies when casting agent Mindy Marin offered him the chance to portray Jeremiah in the new film.

He recalls, "Mindy Marin made a point to me, she said, 'We like you but if you do this movie, you’re going to have to give up your life and leave school'.

"So I made that sacrifice to leave school and to do this movie because it’s the history of my country, and so I felt that it was a valid sacrifice for me... Eventually I got to graduate."

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