Kate Beckinsale - Kate Beckinsale honours her late father

Subscribe to Kate Beckinsale alerts

Kate Beckinsale unveiled a special plaque in memory of her late father in England on Wednesday (17.07.13).

The emotional 'Total Recall' star, 39, was spotted wiping away tears at a ceremony to honour her TV star father, Richard Beckinsale, at the College House Junior School, in Chilwell, Nottinghamshire.

She was joined at the event by her mother Judy Loe, director husband Len Wisemen, ex-boyfriend Michael Sheen and popular comedian David Walliams.

Head teacher Mark North paid tribute to Richard and praised the 'Porridge' star, who passed away when he was 31 after suffering a massive heart attack in 1979, as an inspiration, according to BBC News.

He said: ''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.''

Richard, whose other daughter Samantha is also an actress, was best known for his roles as Lennie Godber in the BBC sitcom 'Porridge' and Alan Moore in ITV's 'Rising Damp'.

He attended the school in the 1950s.

Kate, who has a 14-year-old daughter, Lily, with 'Twilight Saga' star Michael, was just six when her father died.


Tags: Kate Beckinsale - Michael Sheen - David Walliams

Subscribe to Kate Beckinsale alerts

More Kate Beckinsale

Stonehearst Asylum Trailer

Stonehearst Asylum follows the plot of Edgar Allen Poe's short story The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether. It is a story about Edward...

5 Celeb Couples We Didn't Want To See Split

A break up is rarely an easy time for a couple but ever get that feeling that some couples, i.e. NOT Rihanna and Chris Brown,...

Stars Honour David Hockney & Martin Scorsese At LACMA Film & Art Gala [Pictures]

The Los Angeles County Museum Of Art played host to a host of stars on Saturday night (2nd November). The stars gathered to honour artist...

A Week In News: '50 Shades' Kerfuffle, Sad 'Glee' Announcement, & The Loss Of Ed Lauter

'50 Shades' of Shambles: Where do we begin? Leading man Charlie Hunnam AKA Christian Grey, walks out of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, citing...


Kate Beckinsale Added To Amanda Knox Movie, 'The Face Of An Angel'

Kate Beckinsale is the latest actress to be added to the cast list of upcoming crime movie, The Face of An Angel, which will be...

Kate Beckinsale Honours Actor Father: Who Else Has A Blue Plaque Commemoration?

Chilwell in Nottinghamshire received a touch of Hollywood glamour yesterday after actress Kate Beckinsale landed to pay her respects to her late father, English comic...

Kate Beckinsale Unveils Plaque For Father Richard In Nottinghamshire Village

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...

Total Recall Movie Review

Audiences weren't exactly clamouring for a remake of that 1990 sci-fi hit starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone, but here we are. The filmmakers promised...



Kate Beckinsale Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Kate Beckinsale

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All