Helen Mirren receives Walk of Fame star
Jan 4, 2013, 11:01 GMT
Dame Helen Mirren gets her star
Dame Helen Mirren joked her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was 'good for the monarchy' at a ceremony on Thursday (03.01.13).
The 67-year-old actress - who won an Academy award for her portrayal of Britain's Queen Elizabeth in 'The Queen' - joked about her plaque's positioning next to that of 'King's Speech' actor Colin Firth as she received the 2,488th star yesterday.
Helen - who was accompanied to the ceremony by husband Taylor Hackford and his two sons - said: 'I couldn't be prouder and more happy that I'm actually going to finally lie next to Colin Firth, something I've been wanting to do for a very long time!
'Well I'm very pleased and proud and I think it's very good for the British monarchy that here on Hollywood Boulevard, the king and the queen are going to actually sleep together, for the rest of history.'
Writer-and-director David Mamet introduced the 'Hitchcock' star to the crowd, heaping praise on her acting abilities.
He said: 'Helen's performances reap higher praise than being praised, they're loved.
'And by one who's had the absolute kick of working with her, I want to say as Rupert Brooke said, somewhere there will be a little piece of foreign ground that is always a bit of England, and that's right there.'
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