Colin Firth happy with supporting actor role in ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’

Updated: Sep 06, 2011, 13:52 PM IST

London: Colin Firth has revealed that he was very happy to be a supporting actor for his “meaty” new role in ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’.

The 50-year-old British actor plays the calm collected intelligence agent Bill Haydon, a counter point character to the film’s lead Gary Oldman, who played the main character, retired spy George Smiley.

“It was great to have something that was meaty enough to get my teeth into, but let other people do the heavy lifting,’ the Telegraph quoted him as saying.

“It’s basically all I did last year and it suited me very well,” the Oscar-winner added.