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Colin Firth gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star

The King's Speech

Story by Jack Foley

OSCAR tipped British actor Colin Firth has been presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Golden Globe nominated star was seen to wipe away a tear at the ceremony as he immediately dedicated the honour to his wife.

He said “When I look down there at that star, it’s her name [Livia] I see.”

Firth has consistently been one of Britain’s most popular actors, having shot to fame (and household prominence) as Darcy in BBC drama Pride & Prejudice.

He has since followed up that role with a diverse career in film, ranging from indie movies such as Trauma, Fever Pitch and Where The Truth Lies with crowd-pleasing blockbusters such as Bridget Jones’ Diary, Mamma Mia! and Love Actually.

Of late, however, he has shot to the attention of the awards deliverers, landing an Oscar nomination last year for Tom Ford’s A Single Man and following that up this year with his Oscar tipped and Golden Globe shortlisted performance in The King’s Speech.

He is currently in Los Angeles for Sunday’s Golden Globes, at which he is tipped to win the best actor award for that latter movie.

Commenting further on his Hollywood star, Firth said: “I want to thank everybody that has accompanied me on this extraordinary journey. But probably more than anybody I could ever imagine Livia, who has walked every step of this with me joyfully and truthfully.”

Read our interview with Colin Firth

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