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David Harewood's Broad Street Walk of Fame star

David Harewood given his star on the Birmingham Broad Street walk of fame
Image caption David Harewood was given a replica of his star by the mayor

One of the stars of the TV series Homeland has been presented with his own star on the Birmingham Broad Street Walk of Fame.

David Harewood, who is from Small Heath, played the director of the CIA in the American drama series.

"As a naughty school boy it's something I could never have imagined," he said.

Mr Harewood returned to his old school in Washwood Heath last year to help students put on a performance of Macbeth.

He was presented with a replica of his star by the mayor of Birmingham, Mike Leddy.

Small Heath roots

The actual star that will go in the Walk of Fame is still being made.

The actor said he was "absolutely bowled over" to be included alongside "great names I grew up with" including Julie Walters, Chris Tarrant, Lenny Henry and Jasper Carrot.

Despite attending two Golden Globe ceremonies in America he said he never forgets his roots.

"Looking across the room at George Clooney, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt - I keep thinking 'I'm from Small Heath'.

"It doesn't strike me as real - my feet are still planted firmly on the ground," he said.

And he said his Birmingham accent "comes straight back out when I come back here".

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