‘American’ Julianne Moore now a UK citizen

Updated: Aug 30, 2011, 15:13 PM IST

Washington: Julianne Moore, who was born in the U.S., has revealed her excitement of becoming a UK citizen, and feels the move will please her late mother, who was a Scottish.

The 50-year-old’s mother had to renounce her British citizenship when she married Peter, an American who was an army colonel and later a military judge, who was not allowed to have a foreign national as a wife.

“I``ve just become a UK citizen. Isn``t that something? I``m really thrilled and it would have meant the world to her (mom),” Contactmusic quoted her as saying.

“Her parents emigrated when she was 10, so she didn``t have a choice about moving to the United States,” she said.

“My sister and I both remember her coming home in tears carrying the American flag,” she added.