London: Actor Colin Firth has been annointed with the title ‘Commander of the British Empire’ CBE in the Queen`s Birthday honours.
Firth, who won the Oscar and Bafta for playing King George VI in the ‘King``s Speech’, was recognized for his services to drama, reports the BBC.
The title came 16 years after the actor achieved the heartthrob status as Jane Austin’s brooding hero, Mr Darcy, in the ‘Pride And Prejudice’.
His other films also include ‘Bridget Jones`s Diary’, ‘Fever Pitch’ and the movie musical ‘Mamma Mia’.
The Queen herself may present him with a CBE medal at a future Buckingham Palace investiture.