Emma Thompson to Receive Star on the Walk of Fame Next Week
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!
Emma has been deserving a star for years. Not just a star… a red giant, a supernova!!! Can’t wait to see her and Alan Rickman in “The Song Of Lunch” in October!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)
Well done Emma, you deserve it!
Graymayne, I agree that Trelawny was more caricature than character, but then Jo wrote her that way, too.
I’m glad that the stars are going to people who actually have talent and a body of work to look at. For a while, it seemed that anyone who was in any sort of movie, even only one and that not particularly good, got a star. ;)
Way to go Emma thompson!!!!!!! :D
Congratulation, that’s awesome. :) She deserves it.
They could’ve mentioned more of her movies. She was great as C. S. Lewis’ lover in “Remains of the Day,” and opposite former husband Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart) in both “Dead Again” – a great, under-seen film noir about a reincarnated murder victim and her husband/accused killer – and “Much Ado about Nothing.” I’ve never seen a better Beatrice, and that’s such a great, meaty role, packed full of some of Shakespeare’s most colorful insults!
With regard to her interpretation of Trelawny, I think she did as much as she could with a thin role. My favorite footage of her is in the outtakes from OOTP that you can view on the second disc of the deluxe edition DVD. While Umbridge is giving her speech in the Great Hall, Trelawny is tangling up her beads and shawls, missing her mouth with her fork, spilling her food, knocking over her goblet…doing all sorts of very funny miscellaneous small acting business for cutaway shots – but unfortunately it all ended up on the cutting room floor. Definitely worth watching. But the HP movies are not really the place to see Emma Thompson’s full acting prowess demonstrated.
Congrats! She did uber-amazingly as Trelawny, and I think she deserves it 100%!!! Way to go!
Great job, professor! I’ll try and go see your star. It will be busy the day you get the star, so I’ll go the next day! Horray for Hollywood!
That’s wonderful for her! I loved her in Sense and Sensibility!
Finally!! She’s an incredible actress and deserves such honor! All hail Emma Thompson!
Congrats well deserved.
Wow, go Emma! She very much deserves this. I absolutely loved her in Sense and Sensebility; and of course as our beloved Trelawney. Actually, I’ve never really disliked any role I’ve seen her in. Wonderful, deserving actress – congratulations, Emma Thompson!
What took so long? She is my favorite actress. It’s a well-deserved honor for her.