Today staff, students and alumni of Hull University celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival by unveiling their very own ‘Hullywood’ Walk of Fame in the heart of Student Central!

Walk of Fame Alumni

Featuring on this year’s top ten from the world of arts and entertainment voted for by Hull students are Chair of Hull 2017 City of Culture Rosie Millard, film and TV actor and President of Equity Dr Malcolm Sinclair, poet and author Roger McGough, BBC presenter Mark Chapman and Olivier Award winner Martin Lowe.

Video from Hull Daily Mail

Comedienne Lucy Beaumont who recently waxed lyrical on the delights of Hull in BBC2 documentary Welcome to Hull – City of Culture 2017 is also chuffed to have her name on a star in her old stamping ground.

Hull University Union already has a long established history of hosting famous faces, and in two weeks music stars Little Nikki and Lucy Spraggan will be appearing at the End of Year Ball for University of Hull students.

Walk of Fame

See the full list of stars below, or better yet, pop down to Student Central and play a game of Walk of Fame hopscotch!

Mark Chapman

Host of BBC Match of the Day 2, BBC Rio Olympics 2016, Presenter BBC 5Live Sport

Rosie Millard

Chair Hull City of Culture 2017 Journalist, author, arts editor, theatre critic.

” As someone who has reported often from Cannes the link is very meaningful. I’m honoured and thrilled to have a star on the Walk of Fame in my former student’s union. I loved every moment of my time at the University of Hull and all of us at City of Culture are enormously proud to have my Alma Mater as a Principal Partner, particularly with its great programme as part of Hull’s City of Culture year.

Dr Malcolm Sinclair

President of Equity, Film Actor (Casino Royale, V for Vendetta) Theatre and TV actor. (full biography to follow)

Dr Anthony Minghella

Academy Award winning film director, playwright and screen writer.

Anthony Minghella

Lucy Beaumont

Comedienne, writer, winner of BBC New Comedy Award 2012

Lucy Beaumont

Dame Jenni Murray

Writer, Broadcaster, Presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour since 1987.

Jenni Murray

Tracey Thorn

Solo artist, recent album ‘Out of the Woods,’ Formerly member of Everything but the Girl

Tracey Thorn

Dr Roger McGough OBE

Poet, broadcaster, children’s author

Roger McGough

Kieran Breen

President of international Marketing Twentieth Century Fox

Kieran Breen

Dr Martin Lowe

Tony Award nominee and Olivier Award winner.

Martin Lowe