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Emma Thompson to Receive Star on the Walk of Fame Next Week

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Posted by: Rosi
July 28, 2010, 05:35 AM

Emma Thompson (Sybill Trelawney) is to receive the 2,415th star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Friday, 6th of August. Thompson will speak in front of the Pig 'n Whistle pub on Hollywood Boulevard, joined by "House" star and fellow University of Cambridge graduate Hugh Laurie. Maggie Gyllenhaal, who stars alongside Thompson in "Nanny MacPhee and the Big Bang" - distributing as "Nanny MacPhee Returns" in the USA - will also speak at the late morning ceremony.

Thompson has won two Academy Awards, the first for Best Actress for her role in "Howards End" and the second for Best Adapted Screenplay for "Sense and Sensibility", in which Thompson also starred. The actress first played Sybill Trelawney in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" and is currently working on a new adaptation of "My Fair Lady."

Thanks to HPANA for the heads up!

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43 Comments

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That’s great! She is a great actress and deserves the recognition….I mean the way she played Professor Trelawny in Harry Potter was amazing! I don’t think there could be anyone else that could play her better than Emma Thompson did…

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523 Points

Well it is certainly about time. Emma Thompson is an exceptionally talented actress and screenwriter. Congradulations!

Posted by Rhiannon on July 28, 2010, 01:31 PM report to moderator
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236 Points

Woo! Go Emma! You deserve that star 100%! :D I’ll definitely be visiting it if I ever visit Hollywood again!

Posted by RavenclawZombie on July 28, 2010, 01:34 PM report to moderator
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Amazing! Congrats Emma! :) you deserve it!

Posted by jhlovesmusic {^HISS^} on July 28, 2010, 01:57 PM report to moderator
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Like Emma a lot – good for her

Posted by Hagrid 713 (ROAR) on July 28, 2010, 02:52 PM report to moderator
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She’s just perfect for the role of Trewlaney she has the perfect voice and stance. Although I don’t ever recognise in her other films due to the absence of her bottle-glasses! A star well deserved!

Posted by Luna Creevey on July 28, 2010, 03:05 PM report to moderator
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Wasn’t she first in PoA? And congrats to her!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on July 28, 2010, 03:53 PM report to moderator
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Congratulations to Emma! I love her as Trelawney, she makes her even more of an endearing oddity. :) And Sense And Sensibility was great, i usually find Jane Austen a bit boring but Emma made it really enjoyable.
I really hope shes back for Deathly Hallows, even if we only see her for a few seconds.

Posted by Vicki_The_House_Elf *ROAR* ϟ on July 28, 2010, 10:14 PM report to moderator
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an amazing actress and also one of my favorite screenwriters. i can’t believe she’s just getting her star though, and maggie gyllenhaal is already getting one. i mean, she’s cool and all, and the academy’s got love for her, yeah, but…

Posted by abandonedboyjon on July 28, 2010, 10:28 PM report to moderator
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She does trelawney so well

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on July 29, 2010, 12:34 AM report to moderator
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I am surprised she does not have one already she is an amazing actress. Her character was very touching in Love Actually. Yes I am a male who loves that movie.

Posted by doughboy6390 on July 29, 2010, 12:44 AM report to moderator
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I definetely think she deserves a star. She can do roles of normal people, like in Sense and Sensibility, yet she can also act crazy or deranged, like Sibyl. And she can act in Shakespeare, as proved in Much Ado About Nothing.

Posted by Professor Ginevra Jane Potter on July 29, 2010, 02:37 AM report to moderator
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I definetely think she deserves a star. She can do roles of normal people, like in Sense and Sensibility, yet she can also act crazy or deranged, like Sibyl. And she can act in Shakespeare, as proved in Much Ado About Nothing.

Posted by Professor Ginevra Jane Potter on July 29, 2010, 02:38 AM report to moderator
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126 Points

About time! ;-)

Posted by JuleBule on July 29, 2010, 05:47 AM report to moderator
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Well done Emma! I did not think her portrayal of Professor Trelawney was well judged. It was more caricature than character, but I’m inclined to blame the director. The rest of her work has been first class.

Posted by Graymayne on July 29, 2010, 06:34 AM report to moderator
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