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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'.


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

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.

Homeland star David Harewood: Award "a pretty cool honour"

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".


Royal Television Society Awards

The Royal Television Society Midlands Awards took place in Birmingham last night (22 November).

David Harewood, who's from Small Heath in Birmingham, is currently starring in the hit TV series "Homeland", a favourite of US president Barack Obama's, no less.

The actor picked up the Baird Medal for his work so far, at last night's Royal Television Society awards in the city, and we're sure there's plenty more to come from him.

A colleague at Central Tonight also picked up a top award.

Nimesh Joshi, one of our production journalists and generally fabulous all-rounder, won Best New Talent, to rapturous applause from a very proud Central team. Here's a quick snippet from both winners.