Actor Danny Glover was left honoured "beyond any expression of words" by a humanitarian award in recognition of his work battling poverty and disease.

The LETHAL WEAPON star left a movie set on the west coast of America at 4am on Saturday (15NOV03) to receive the FRED L SHUTTLESWORTH HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD - named after the 81-year-old Baptist minister and civil rights activist who was the gong's first recipient last year (03) - at the BIRMINGHAM CIVIL RIGHTS INSTITUTE in Alabama.

Glover told the audience, "My being here, my presence is a reflection, a testimony to what I think is important."

The 56-year-old screen star was chosen for his work with the UNITED NATIONS on poverty, disease and economic underdevelopment in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

17/11/2003 09:53