It’s thought the Brit actor could be in line to be honoured, after his Oscar win last week
Less than a week after his Best Actor Oscar win, it seems Colin Firth could have new cause for celebration. The Brit star – who touched down in the UK yesterday – could soon be Sir Colin, according to new reports, after being nominated to feature on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Following the success of The King’s Speech, it’s rumoured mighty Mr Firth has topped a list of nominations, now being considered by a Cabinet Office committee.
‘Colin has been a great ambassador for Britain throughout his career and his sensitive portrayal of King George VI has won him much admiration among the Royal Family – and, of course, the film’s many fans,’ an insider told the Daily Mail.
The star won’t find out whether he is to be knighted until June – when the full list announced – after being recommended to the Queen by the Prime Minister.
The good news, is that Queen Elizabeth herself has already given Colin’s film her personal seal of approval, after reportedly being treated to a private screening.
‘The Queen loves a good film. The King’s Speech is close to the bone as it is a portrayal of her family life in the 1930s,’ a source revealed last month.
‘But she found it moving and enjoyable. She was clearly amused by some of the lighter moments.’
This is not the first time the Queen has shown support for films about the royal family. In 2006, she invited actress Helen Mirren to lunch at Buckingham Palace, after she won the Best Actress Oscar for British film The Queen.
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