'King' Colin tipped to receive knightood

Friday March 4, 2011

Colin Firth is reportedly in line to receive a knighthood.

He was awarded an Oscar for his portrayal of the Queen's father, King George VI, in critically acclaimed film The King's Speech.

And now it seems he may be honoured by royalty itself after it's been revealed he's been nominated for the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

The 50-year-old will not find out until a week before the list is announced in June.

But a source hinted that Colin may soon be able to add a Sir to his title.

"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."

The Queen was said to find the film "moving and enjoyable" at a private screening of The King’s Speech, which also picked up the best film award, and best director for Tom Hooper, at the Oscars on Sunday.

Photo: © Rex

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