Hollywood A-lister Chris Pine who studied at The University of Leeds is set to receive a star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Chris Pine, the 42-year-old American actor best known for his roles as James T. Kirk in Star Trek and Lord Devereaux in The Princess Diaries 2, is set to be honoured with a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The actor spent a year studying at the University of Leeds where he lived on Brudenell Road and took part in the Otley Run.
Pine spoke to Capital FM earlier this year about his time spent in Leeds: “There’s so much Hollywood work over here but I have yet to go back to Leeds.
“I have all these memories. I lived on Brudenell road and I can see the market across the street and I know the walk to school and the great old cinema on the corner of Brudenell and Hyde Park. I just have these images of school there.”
The Hollywood Walk of Fame was created in 1958 by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
The aim was create a landmark that would promote tourism in Hollywood and the first stars were added to the Walk of Fame in 1960. Since then, more than 2,600 celebrities have been honoured with a coveted star.
Stars are given to notable people in from the worlds of music, film and television.
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The Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2024 for the Movie industry is also awarding a star to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, Academy Award winner Michelle Yeoh, Wednesday’s Christina Ricci and The Lost Daughter’s star Maggie Gyllenhaal.
The list has been confirmed by the Walk of Fame Selection Panel of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, who said: “These honourees were chosen from among hundreds of nominations to the committee.”
We’d like to think that Leeds’ influence has something to do with Pine’s resounding success, but we’re not too sure that’s the case…
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