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Circuit Breaker Interview: Annie Lennox Discusses Syria, Marie Colvin, and Her Original Song, ‘Requiem For A Private War’

Celebrated singer and songwriter Annie Lennox rose to international fame as one half of the pop duo The Eurthymics in the 1980s. Some of their most popular songs include “Would I Lie to You?” and “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).”

Lennox moved on to a successful solo career with songs like “Walking on Broken Glass” and “No More I Love Yous,” winning Grammys along the way. She won the Academy Award for her Original Song “Into the West” from “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” in 2003.

In 2008, she launched The Circle, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting women around the world. Their work involves education to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS, developing women as entrepreneurs, and ending human trafficking. The Circle is globally recognized for its humanitarian work, and Lennox herself has earned multiple humanitarian awards for her efforts.

Now, Lennox is back with an original song, “Requiem For A Private War” from Matthew Heineman‘s new film. “A Private War” tells the story of war correspondent Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike), whose work took her into war zones in Africa and the Middle East from the 80s until 2012. The film also stars Jamie Dornan, Tom Hollander, and Stanley Tucci.

We would like to thank Annie Lennox for speaking with Awards Circuit about her work. You can listen to the full song, “Requiem For A Private War” here:

“A Private War” is distributed by Aviron Pictures and is in theaters now.

Be sure to check out our Official Oscar Predictions Page to see where “A Private War” ranks among the contenders!


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Written by Karen M. Peterson

Karen Peterson is a writer from Southern California. When she is not at the ballpark cheering on her LA Angels, she can usually be found in a movie theater or in front of the television. Karen is obsessed with awards shows, and loves everything from the smallest indie film to the biggest of big budget spectacles. She is also unapologetically in love with Tom Cruise.

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