Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway will join Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington to host this year”s Nobel peace prize concert in Norway.

Among those who will perform at the Oslo event on 11 December – one day after the prize-giving ceremony – is Barry Manilow, Elvis Costello and Jamiroquai, reports the BBC.

AR Rahman, Florence and the Machine and Herbie Hancock are also on the bill.

This year”s concert will honour jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, winner of the 2010 prize.

The 54-year-old was given an 11-year jail term last year for “inciting subversion” after drafting a charter calling for multi-party democracy and respect for human rights in China.

It is doubtful whether the prize will be handed out this year, as China may not allow Liu”s family to attend the ceremony.

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