Who should be on the British Walk of Fame?

Hey, celebs: If you were born in the U.K. or its Commonwealth, you’re eligible for immortalization on the new Avenue of the Stars, London’s answer to Hollywood Blvd. The selection committee has released the names of the first 18 honorees, living and dead, including: Laurence Olivier, The Rolling Stones (but not the Beatles?), Charlie Chaplin, Ricky Gervais, Alfred Hitchcock, John Cleese (but not the rest of Monty Python?), Dame Edna, a few folks no one in America has heard of (Ant and Dec, Tommy Cooper), and Nicole Kidman (wasn’t she born in Honolulu?). Clearly, the committee needs help. PopWatch readers, do your thing.

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  • EP Sato

    Timothy Dalton, Patrick Stewart and Simon Pegg need to be on that boardwalk like bizquick man. Why? Because these three men all brought back dying franchises.
    Dalton brought new life to James Bond after we were forced to watch almost a decades worth of Roger “More botox please” Moore.
    Patrick Stewart revived Star Trek after a nearly 20 year hiatus.
    And Simon Pegg? One word: Spaced. He also brought back the zombie genre to such an extent that George Romero was given money to make another zombie flick.
    Special mention goes to Anthony Daniels. He was Friggin C-3PO! Why didn’t they mention him? GRRR, them Brits know comedy, but don’t seem to know how to give props to their own people.

  • Nessa

    The ladies of “Ab-Fab” are not on the list but (I cannot stand) Nicole Kidman is? What? Next thing you know Madonna will be on the list…she’s British. Right?

  • Dustin

    Nessa the reason the ladies of Ab-Fab are not on there is becauce they arent famous!
    Im sure Nicole Kidman is a lot more well known then those people, who ive never heard of, so stop complaining just because someone you know didnt get on there.

  • Nessa

    Well Dustin just because you have never heard of them does not mean they are not well known. Their show was such a hit its full run was bought by Comedy Central to be played over here in the states. When the show was done Comedy Central bought to US televising rights for the two follow up movies. The show currently is on the Oxygen Network.
    I guess you could say it was “The Office” of the early 90’s. If Ricky Gervais is on the list or at least a nominee than Jennifer Saunders should certainly be on the list – she was responsible for 2 hit British comedy shows.
    As the British say: don’t get your knickers in a twist.

  • Vinny

    jeremy Irons

  • EP Sato

    OOOH, Vinny, mega props for that choice. I concur that Jeremy Irons should be on the short list.
    And what about Ben Kingsley? He was an amazing gandhi, but blew us away in “Sexy Beast”.
    and Guy Ritchie? His last movie (starring our favorite Brit Madonna) tanked, but all his other movies were great!
    Ricky Gervais is funny, but he’s only known for one (albeit very funny) series. Was the Office that big of a hit in the UK?

  • blah

    Does the American walk of fame only feature American citizens? I’m not totally sure, but I’m under the impression that that’s not a requirement. So then why should it be for Britain?
    I’d like to see Ewan McGregor on it. Definitely John Cleese (he’s on it, while others from Monty Python aren’t, perhaps because he actually had a good career to follow). Colin Firth would be awesome, but I don’t think he’s well known enough/hasn’t been around long enough.

  • Mixteca

    Alfred Molina

  • Roxanne

    The Beatles, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Michael Caine, Judy Dench, Peter Finch.

  • Roxanne

    A few more – Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Hugh Laurie, Simon Callow, Rowan Atkinson, Jeremy Brett, Jeremy Irons, Malcolm McDowall, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Olivia DeHavilland, David Niven…all of which should be honored before Nicole Kidman and Dame Edna. Plus Gielgud, Jacoby, Branagh, Thompson, and all the greats of the British stage (Irving,Tree, etc.)

  • ML

    I would think Bob Hope and JK Rowling belong on the list.

  • Jeff

    Robbie Williams, the biggest pop star in the world right now, Ok not in the US but everywhere else.

  • elizabeth stevens

    I understand that Errol Flynn will get a star during this, the 100th anniversary of his birth in Hobart, TAsmania. Well done!

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