Hollywood Walk of Fame now hosts a star presented to Colin Firth, as a result of his successful acting career.
Firth has dedicated the honour to his late wife, Livia, he said “when I look down there at that star, it’s her name I see.”
The British actor has recently been nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in The King’s Speech, the ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, and Firth is expected to win the Best Actor award.
Firth takes the role of King George VI in the film, a character who struggles with a stammer and enlists the help of an Australian speech therapist to help him overcome his speech problem.
He said “I want to thank everybody that has accompanied me on this extraordinary journey.
“But probably more than anybody I could ever imaginee Livia, who has walked every step of this with me joyfully and truthfully.”
The actor rose ro fame in BBC’s Pride and Prejudice, before starring in The English Patient and A Single Man. The Hampshire-born actor earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in 2010 following his performance in A Single Man.
The star is expected to be nominated for another Oscar award when the nominations are revealed on January 25.