Incredible moment David Beckham is aged by 30 years in charity video

3 December 2020, 11:54 | Updated: 3 December 2020, 12:05

David Beckham has appeared in a short film called Malaria Must Die, So Millions Can Live.

David Beckham has been digitally aged by 30 years in an incredible new charity video to raise awareness for Malaria.

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The ex-England footballer, 45, was given wrinkles and a grey beard in a short film called short Malaria Must Die, So Millions Can Live.

David Beckham was aged using face-swapping technology
David Beckham was aged using face-swapping technology. Picture: Malaria No More

In the clip, he is imagined announcing an end to the disease in 30 year's time, saying: “We have defeated humankind’s oldest and deadliest enemy.”

David Beckham delivered a powerful message in the video
David Beckham delivered a powerful message in the video. Picture: Malaria No More

David then returns to the present to deliver a powerful message.

He says: “It breaks my heart that a child dies every two minutes from malaria.

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David Beckham was aged by 30 years in a new campaign
David Beckham was aged by 30 years in a new campaign. Picture: Malaria No More

“A future free from this disease is possible in our lifetimes.”

Experts at the Ridley Scott Creative Group used face-swapping technology to age Becks by 30 years, merging his face with that of someone older.

He said: “The fight against malaria is a cause close to my heart because the disease remains a huge killer of children and we have the opportunity to change that in our lifetime.”

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