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Emma Thompson gets Hollywood sidewalk star

- Associated Press - Saturday, August 7, 2010

LOS ANGELES (AP) - 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" castmate 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 "Howards 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.

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