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Two-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson enchanted with her reading of Lina Kostenko's poem "Wings" on her birthday

Emma Thompson read the poem "Wings" by Lina Kostenko

On Tuesday, March 19, the legendary Ukrainian poet and writer Lina Kostenko celebrates her 94th birthday. An unexpected gift for the sixty-dissident and the entire Ukrainian people was the reading of her iconic poem "Wings" by the famous British actress Emma Thompson.

The two-time Oscar, Golden Globe, and BAFTA winner recited the poem in English, which is known to every Ukrainian. She recorded the video specifically for the UNITED24 platform.

The star of the cult films Harry Potter, Cruella, Love Actually, and others read Lina's poetry against the backdrop of snowy landscapes. She impressed with her sensuality while reciting.

Two-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson enchanted with her reading of Lina Kostenko's poem ''Wings'' on her birthday

In the end, Thompson made a powerful appeal to the Ukrainian people. She said: "I think of you every day as I remain united with and for Ukraine."

"We thank Ms. Emma for supporting Ukraine and our culture. And congratulations to the legendary Ms. Lina on her birthday!" UNITED24 representatives commented on the video.

Other netizens also expressed their gratitude. In the comments, they address the actress in English, expressing gratitude for her support.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA collected 10 powerful quotes by Lina Kostenko about Ukraine. Her prophetic and painfully truthful lines inspired entire generations to love and fight for their country, even when the war was something long forgotten for them.

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