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Colin Firth appears in a scene from the 2010 movie The Kings Speech. - Provided courtesy of See Saw Films / Weinstein Company

Colin Firth to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

01/05/2011 by Corinne Heller

Colin Firth, an Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated British actor, is set to receive a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on January 13, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce says.

Firth, 50, can currently be seen playing a stuttering King George VI of the United Kingdom in the movie "The King's Speech."

The film earned the most 2011 Golden Globe Award nominations with a total of seven nods, including one for Firth. The ceremony is set to air on January 16.

Last year, Firth was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar for his role in the drama movie "A Single Man." His performance as an English professor who struggles to cope with the sudden death of his partner earned him a BAFTA Film Award.

Firth has also starred in films such as "Love, Actually," "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason," "The English Patient" and "Mamma Mia!."

His star on the Walk of Fame will be the 2,429th ever awarded and will be placed in front of the British pub Pig n' Whistle on Hollywood Boulevard. Recent recipients include actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Reese Witherspoon.

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