David Harewood has received a special honour as he returned to his Homeland today.
He has been given a place on Birmingham's Walk of Stars. He popped in to chat with Matt Teale and Sameena Ali-Khan ahead of the ceremony. They talked Homeland, Birmingham City and of course how the honour itself came about...
Homeland star David Harewood has admitted that watching someone he knew die inspired him to become an organ donor.
The Birmingham-born actor joined other celebrities this week in supporting a campaign urging people to pass on their organ donation wishes and sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register for National Transplant Week, which began today.
"It's an important issue, but it's a sensitive subject," Harewood said.
"There are hundreds of people waiting for organs around the country. If people had this conversation with their families, many people could have their lives saved or prolonged with the help these organs could provide.
"I wanted to be involved in this campaign because life is precious. You can't take it with you so it's important you help to pass it on."
David Harewood, who currently stars in the hit US drama Homeland, picked up a special award at the Royal Television Society Midlands Awards in Birmingham last night (22 November), describing it as "a pretty cool honour".