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Emotional Colin dedicates Hollywood star honour to wife Livia

14 JANUARY 2011

He's arguably the sexiest man in British film - winning hearts from the moment he emerged from a lake, dripping wet in Pride and Prejudice.

And now Colin Firth has been recognised in the United States.

The Hampshire-born star was moved to tears as he was presented with a star on the Hollywood star of fame.

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He dedicated the honour to his wife, Italian producer Livia Giuggioli (pictured above) – during an emotional speech.

"I want to thank everybody that has accompanied me on this extraordinary journey, but probably more than anybody I could ever imagine – Livia, who has walked every step of this with me joyfully and truthfully," he said.

He added – before dabbing at his eyes: "When I look down there at the star, it's her name I see."

Colin's award is the 2,429th star, which is located in front of the Pig 'N Whistle pub, next to his friend Emma Thompson's.

 


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"Actually that's almost as good as the thing itself," he said, obviously proud that passersby will see their two names together.

He joked during his acceptance speech: "I have a feeling I'm going to be here when I'm about 93 under a pile of blankets asking for spare change.

"And trying to convince anyone that will listen that I'm the guy whose name is on the sidewalk – failing to recognise that the old lady next to me is Emma Thompson."

Also attending the ceremony were Colin's The King's Speech co-stars, Guy Pearce and Claire Bloom (pictured above).

The film is expected to do well at this weekend's Golden Globes, at which Colin is tipped to win Best Actor for his portrayal of stammering King George VI.

He's also widely mooted to be in the running for an Oscar nod for the role.

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