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Diary: Kenneth Branagh puts his foot in it

Kenneth Branagh in rehearsals for the current revival. Photo: Johan Persson Kenneth Branagh in rehearsals for The Entertainer. Photo: Johan Persson
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Tabard hears that Irish actor and director Kenneth Branagh has been granted the honour of immortalising himself in concrete at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre during a recent visit to Hollywood.

Branagh admitted that he was initially unsure whether or not to remove his shoes for the prestigious ceremony, the Daily Mail reports.

But after some encouragement from TV host Jimmy Kimmel when appearing on his show, Branagh decided to get stuck in and go barefoot.

Photos have emerged of the delighted star grinning as he squelches around in the concrete like a kid in a mud bath.

Branagh did admit that he was a little nervous as to where his impressions would be placed.

“Maybe I’m a little animal sensitive, but I’m worried about being next to Rin Tin Tin or Lassie,” he said on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

“Frankly both their movies were much bigger than anything I’ve ever done, so it would be kind of embarrassing.”

While most opt for hand and shoe (or foot) prints, some stars have been a little more creative in the past.

Some of the more offbeat imprints to have been left include Groucho Marx’s cigar, Herbie the Lovebug’s tyres, and Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson’s Harry Potter magic wands.

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