Emma Thompson gets Hollywood sidewalk star

Los Angeles: British star Emma Thompson has been enshrined in concrete outside the historic Pig `n Whistle pub on Hollywood Boulevard.

The 51-year-old actress was presented with a star on Hollywood`s Walk of Fame on Friday, two weeks ahead of the Aug. 20 release of her latest film, "Nanny McPhee Returns."

‘Nanny’ cast-mate Maggie Gyllenhaal and ‘House’ star Hugh Laurie, whom Thompson dated when they attended England`s University of Cambridge, were on hand for the midday ceremony, as was a baby pig, who posed for photos with Thompson on her new star.

Thompson also had a pint of beer on her new piece of terrazzo real estate.

Thompson won an Academy Award for her leading role as Margaret Schlegel in 1992`s "Howard`s End." She won a second Oscar in 1996 for best adapted screenplay for "Sense and Sensibility," for which she also received a best actress nomination.

Bureau Report