Colin Firth Tipped For Knighthood

Queen said to have been 'amused' by his Oscar winning performance

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Just when we thought his recent run of success couldn't be topped, Colin Firth has now been tipped for a knighthood.

The Oscar winning Chiswick resident is rumoured to have 'amused' Queen Elizabeth with some of the lighter moments in the phenomenally successful film The King's Speech in which Firth played her father, King George VI.

Buckingham Palace refused to confirm the speculation meaning Colin Firth will have to wait until the Queen's Birthday Honours list is announced in June.

The Queen enjoyed a private screening of film which has won many industry accolades including Best Screenplay, Best Leading Actor and Best Supporting Actor and Actress for Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter respectively.

"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," a source told The Daily Mail. "But she found it moving and enjoyable. She was clearly amused by some of the lighter moments."

March 7, 2011