The Straits Times
Published on Jan 04, 2013

Helen Mirren 'happy' her Hollywood star next to Colin Firth's


LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren finally got her wish on Thursday, receiving a star along the Hollywood Walk of Fame right next to dashing fellow Briton Colin Firth.

"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," Mirren said wryly.

Mirren, 67, who won the best actress Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in 2006's The Queen, was honoured with the iconic terrazzo and brass star along Hollywood Boulevard in the historical heart of the United States film industry.

Mirren's star, the 2,488th since the Walk of Fame began in 1958, serves as a de facto lifetime achievement award for those in the entertainment industry.