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Wonder Woman film donation to pay for Joseph Rotblat plaque

Nobel Peace Prize winner lived in Great Russell Street

01 June, 2017 — By Dan Carrier

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

IN her latest big-screen adventure, superhero Wonder Woman can be found trying to bring an end to World War I. So maybe it’s appro­priate that the movie, partly filmed in Bloomsbury, has led to a new plaque for Professor Joseph Rotblat, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning scientist who warned of the threat of nuclear war.

It will be placed at his former home in Museum Mansions, in Great Russell Street, Blooms­bury. The tribute will be paid for with money given to residents and civic groups as a thank-you for accommodating shooting of the film starring Gal Gadot.

Professor Joseph Rotblat

South Bloomsbury Tenants’ and Residents’ Association secretary Helen McMurray said: “Our celebration of Joseph Rotblat will be the theme of our Meet the Neighbours social event and the film donation will be going towards this. The plaque is the result of work by the Polish Heritage Society.

Wonder Woman being filmed in Bloomsbury

Professor Rotblat died in 2005. The film was also shot at King’s Cross station – and a donation made to the Friends of Argyle Square in return.

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