After ‘King’s Speech’ Oscar, Colin Firth ‘set to be knighted’

Last Updated: Mar 04, 2011, 17:23 PM IST

Washington: Colin Firth may soon be knighted, thanks to his splendid performance in ‘The King’s Speech’.

The 50-year-old actor portrayed Queen Elizabeth’s father King George VI in the movie, and the royal family are said to be so impressed with his performance they are considering making him a Sir.

"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,” Contactmusic quoted a source as telling the Daily Mail.

Although the Buckingham Palace hasn’t confirmed the rumour, Firth will learn if he has made the cut the week before the Queen’s Birthday Honours list is announced in June.

A source said, "The Queen loves a good film. ‘The King’s Speech’ is close to the bone as it is a portrayal of her family in the 1930s. But she found it moving and enjoyable. She was clearly amused by some of the lighter moments."