Kate Beckinsale Unveils Plaque For Father Richard In Nottinghamshire Village
Hollywood actress Kate Beckinsale made a return to the hometown of her father, actor Richard Beckinsale, to unveil a prestigious blue plaque in Nottinghamshire's Chilwell.
Kate Beckinsale was accompanied by her mother, Judy Loe, and her husband, director Len Wiseman, in a Chilwell ceremony that saw the A-list Hollywood actress pay a visit to her late father's hometown for a very special ceremony. Actor Richard Beckinsale, who passed away age 31 in 1979 from a heart attack, is known for his comedy roles as Lennie Godber in the BBC's Porridge and Alan Moore in ITV's Rising Damp. He attended College House Junior School in Chilwell, in the 1950s, which is where his commemorative blue plague has been placed.
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Mark North, College House Junior School's head teacher, spoke of the school's excitement to host such a unique occasion to remember an accomplished ex-pupil: "It's a real honour for the school to be a part of this special occasion, dedicated to the memory of Richard Beckinsale. It was a once in a lifetime experience for us all. We are honoured to have hosted such distinguished guests.We place a high priority on the performing arts in school, and hope that pupils will continue to be inspired by Richard's career for many years to come."
Beckinsale & Her Family Commemorated Her Father In A Chilwell Plaque Ceremony.
Kate and her family were also joined by her ex-boyfriend, actor Michael Sheen and comedian David Walliams who both paid their respects to the influential Richard Beckinsale, as reported by BBC News.
Actor Michael Sheen Was Also Present At Richard Beckinsale's Plaque Ceremony.
With both parents in the acting profession, it's hardly surprising that their Oxford graduate daughter Kate would want to follow in her parents' footsteps and become an actress herself, with a sister Samantha also an actress - she has starred in ITV's London's Burning. To date, the London-born Gap model has starred in massive Hollywood films, such as the Underworld movies, Click, Van Helsing and The Aviator.
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Her father would surely be very proud.