Alumnus Sir Ridley Scott receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
SIR Ridley Scott
CCAD Hartlepool alumnus Sir Ridley Scott has received a prestigious star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Sir Ridley, took the opportunity to dedicate the star to his late brother Tony, who died at the age of 68, saying: “I dedicate this to my brother Tony Scott, always my buddy and my partner. I share this star with him because I know he’s watching.”
At the age of 23, Sir Ridley directed his first short, Boy and Bicycle, in Hartlepool around our campus area before making his life and career in America with such films as Alien and Gladiator.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce being the awarding organisation. An average of two stars are added to the Walk on a monthly basis. The Walk is a tribute to all of those who worked so hard to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction.
Sir Ridley was presented with the 2,564th star in front of the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles. He added: “I am truly thrilled to receive this star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame alongside such talented artists in this wonderful business of ours called entertainment and I mean it.
“We are the luckiest people to be functioning in this business, which is just great. That’s why I still charge along and do the best I can.”
To find out more about Sir Ridley’s glittering career visit his IMDB page here
Below is a video of Sir Ridley Scott’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony.