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Inside Game of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel’s star-studded 30th birthday party with surprise speech from Vin Diesel that left everyone in tears
12/11/2021
12/11/2021

GAME of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel was in tears after a surprise speech from Vin Diesel at her star-studded 30th birthday where he declared it was "love at first sight" when he met her.

The Hollywood legend told how he snapped her up for Fast and Furious 7 -  even though she had commitments with Game of Thrones.

Vin Diesel gave a touching tribute to his 'sister ' Nathalie

The Hollywood star admitted he would not take no for an answer as he praised his friend at her plush party in Ours Restaurant, Knightsbridge, which included a trapeze artist, famous busker Ruth Brown, stunning floral centre-pieces and a huge vegan and gluten free buffet.

Game of Thrones beauty Nathalie was bowled over by a surprise tribute by her Fast and Furious co-star Vin Diesel that brought the room to tears at her  star-studded 30th birthday party.

He said: "I had to put all the kids to sleep and fly over here for my sister Nathalie.

"So it all started . . . I was looking for someone new for Fast and Furious 7, and I was doing read throughs with lots of people and then I did a read through with Natalie Emmanuel.

"It was love at first sight. I knew she was special, I knew she was talented."

He left his Fast and Furious co-star in tears with his toast

The Hollywood legend had guests in hysterics when he imitated Nathalie's cockney accent

Nathalie is part of the Fast and Furious family - with Vin Diesel and Ludacris

Hugging Nathalie, who looked stunning in a Stella McCartney tiered leopard print skirt, he added: "I said to her 'You're gonna do Fast and Furious' before having the crowd in hysterics when he put on a cockney accent, and said: "She was like -  'I've got other commitments. I'm on this show called Game of Thrones.'

"I said ' you better call your agent' I was like -  'you better talk to your agent. We need you.'

"You are the representation of multiculturalism that we are all so proud of."

The venue was decorated with pics of Nathalie and her famous pals including The Rock

She was even compared to Megan Markle

Her name was blown up in giant balloons

Superman star Henry Cavill arrived at the bash

Vin Diesel jetted in from the States for the do

I'm A Celebs Nick Knowles arrived with his son

Nathalie left at 2am after an emotional speech and tribute to her mum and boyfriend Alex Lanipekun

TV presenter Louise Gookey showed off her incredible figure in a crop top on the night

Big Brother star Nikki Graham had a raucous night too, partying alongside Vin Diesel

He laughed: "My three year old son even has the same hairstlye as Nathalie."

Meanwhile Nathalie, who first burst onto the screens as Sasha Valentine in Hollyoaks in 2006, before becoming a Hollywood star, was treated to a stunning line-up on the night.

Guests including Wretch 32, Nick Knowles, Fast and Furious cast and Game of Thrones pals, TV presenter Louise Gookey, as well as Big Brother star Nikki Grahame who was pictured looking rather worse for wear, were entertained by a trapeze artist, a grime violist Tanya Cracknell and busker Ruth Brown, at the party organised by Three Trois events.

They feasted on stunning cupcakes and a three-tier cake that was actually lit up by Vida Bakery.

The decor was stunning with floral centre-pieces and walls, as well as her name spelled out in giant helium balloons.

Nathalie is gutted the HBO series will come to an endCredit: AlamyNathalie will miss working with her friends when Game of Thrones ends

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