Roma Downey: Hollywood star dedicated to the people of Derry

Derry actress Roma Downey remembered her home town when she received her star in Hollywood yesterday.

Friday, 12th August 2016, 10:28 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:03 pm
Roma Downey with her star on Hollywood Boulevard.

“Hooray for Hollywood and up Derry,” she said.

“This star is dedicated to the people of Derry and anyone who ever walked this boulevard with a dream – here I am today to say loud and clear dreams do come true,” she said at the star.

Now a producer, with her latest movie Ben Hur about to hit the big screen, Roma Downey is best known for her role as Monica in ‘Touched By An Angel.’

The terrazzo star, which is the 2,586th one, joins a long list of best known actors including Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, Greta Garbo, Julie Andrews and Humphrey Bogart.

Downey’s star has been placed next to her husband’s star, Mark Burnett, who known for reality TV shows such as NBC’s “The Voice” and CBS’s “Survivor”.

Roma also took a moment to remember the late Bishop Daly saying: “A great loss as we mourn the passing of a true shepherd of our city of Derry Bishop Edward Daly #bishopdaly.”