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Video: Homeland's David Harewood receives Birmingham honour

Actor David Harewood was in Birmingham today, as he was given a place on Birmingham's Walk of Stars.

David, who is originally from the Small Heath area of the city, is best known for his role as the Deputy Director of the CIA's Counterterrorism Centre David Estes in Homeland.

He has tweeted his delight, telling his followers he is 'chuffed' and a 'proud Brummie'.

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Broad street 'honoured' for Harewood to receive star

Nichole Samuels, Broad Street Marketing Manager said she was 'honoured' to hear that Birmingham born actor David Harewood would receive a star on the Broad Street Walk of Stars. She said:

Being a huge Homeland fan myself, I was honoured to hear that David would be the first to receive a star in 2013.

He is an asset to Birmingham and a great role model for young aspiring actors in the West Midlands. He will join the likes of Tony Iommi, Julie Walters, Lenny Henry and Beverley Knight.

David Harewood 'delighted' to get Birmingham star

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Delighted to report my home town Birmingham are giving me my very own star on the Broad Street Walk of Fame! Whey Hey! #walkofstars

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Special Screening of Blood Diamond and a Q&A next Thursday 25th at Cineworld on Broad Street Birmingham. Villa fans welcome.#walkofstars

Birmingham Walk of Stars honours David Harewood

Birmingham born David Harewood is to receive a star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars.

The actor, who is originally from Small Heath, is best known for his role as the Deputy Director of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Centre David Estes in Homeland.

Homeland star David Estes Credit: Ian West/PA Archive

The star, who was awarded an MBE last year, has also appeared alongside Leonardo Di Caprio in the Hollywood thriller Blood Diamond.

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Mike Leddy, will present Harewood with his star on Thursday.

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