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Saturday 20 December 2014

Emma Thompson honoured in Hollywood

Emma Thompson is honored with a hand and footprint ceremony at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood
Emma Thompson is honored with a hand and footprint ceremony at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood

Emma Thompson was overcome with emotion as she added her hand and footprints to the host of stars in Hollywood.

The 54-year-old actress and writer was joined by her Saving Mr Banks co-star Tom Hanks as she was honoured for her film career at the ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

Emma had a tear in her eye as she recalled: " When I was 14 I came to Hollywood with my dad who was directing the Norman Conquests and he brought us here, to the Grauman's and showed us all the people's hands and feet and the signatures and it was so other-worldly that for me to be here now feels not at all real!"

She added excitedly: "I might actually have to sit in that cement, come on let's get on with it, I can't stand it a moment longer!"

Meanwhile, Tom joked that the Oscar-winning actress should leave her native country and move to Hollywood forever.

He said: "We wish to convey the following message to Emma - Please Emma, leave England, come here, live with us, live amongst us! Los Angeles and Hollywood needs your Sense and Sensibility. England, they don't appreciate you like we do."

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