Date: 14th January 2011

Colin Firth unveils Hollywood star

British actor Colin Firth has been moved to tears after receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Firth, who found fame playing Mr Darcy in the BBC's Pride and Prejudice, dedicated the honour to his Italian wife.

The British actor, nominated for a Golden Globe for his latest film, The King's Speech, unveiled his pavement tribute in front of the Pig 'N Whistle pub on Hollywood Boulevard.

"I want to thank everybody that has accompanied me on this extraordinary journey," he said.

"But probably more than anybody I could ever imagine Livia, who has walked every step of this with me joyfully and truthfully."

Before dabbing his eyes, he added: "When I look down there at that star, it's her name I see."

Later, the 50-year-old joked about shedding a tear. "You can make of it what you will, it was the wind," he laughed.

It is the 2,429th star dedicated on the avenue of dreams.

Colin has also received a Screen Actors Guild award nomination for his role as King George VI in The King's Speech, and is a favourite for an Oscar nod. The Academy Award nominations will be announced on January 25.

The 50-year-old was a best actor nominee at the Oscars, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards last year for his performance in A Single Man.

Colin's movie credits include Bridget Jones's Diary, Shakespeare In Love, The English Patient and Mamma Mia!

Source: Press Release