Catherine Zeta-Jones to Host Walpole Awards

CALLING ON CATHERINE: Having just returned from Cannes where she was promoting her latest TV film “Cocaine Godmother,” Catherine Zeta-Jones is poised to add some pizzazz to the annual Walpole luxury industry awards in London next month.
Walpole, the association of British luxury brands, has tapped the actress to host its annual luxury awards, which will be held at London’s Dorchester Hotel on Nov. 20. “Nobody does luxury better than the Brits,” said Zeta-Jones. “British luxury is desired the world over.” Walpole’s chief executive officer Helen Brocklebank called Zeta-Jones “one of our country’s greatest exports.”
Born and raised in Swansea, the Welsh actress has starred in “The Mask of Zorro,” “Entrapment” “Chicago” and “The Terminal,” and has also performed onstage in musicals including “42nd Street” and “Bugsy Malone.”
Cartier, Estée Lauder, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren are competing for the international luxury brand of the year award while David Collins Studio, Farfetch, Harrods and Matchesfashion.com have been shortlisted for the brand of the year award.
Johnstons of Elgin, Mulberry and Private White V.C. have been nominated for commitment to British manufacturing and Charlotte Tilbury, Farfetch and Yoox Net-a-porter Group are vying for the digital award. Jimmy Choo and Ettinger are up for the

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