Is Waking Up Next To Colin Firth Always a Good Thing?

Chiswick actor re-joins Nicole Kidman in his latest film

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In a new thriller about to be released in the UK, Nicole Kidman plays a woman who loses her memory every night. Each morning she wakes up with her husband Ben a local school teacher, played by Colin Firth.

The Australian Oscar-winner’s character ‘Before I Go to Sleep’ is Christine Lucas who is told every day that she has been married for 14 years but she has no memory of it because of an accident. What exactly the nature of the ‘accident’ was becomes an issue when she is contacted by a mysterious Dr. Nash, played by Mark Strong, who encourages her to film a daily video diary and hide it in her wardrobe. As she starts to remember more, her relationship with Ben becomes strained and she needs to decide which of the men is really helping her get to the truth.

Nicole Kidman clearly enjoys working with Colin Firth describing him as ‘one of the greatest actors in the world.’ She is reported as saying, 'I just love working with him. He's so easy, he's extremely nuanced and yet he's a listener. When you're in a scene with him, he listens and he responds; that's the greatest acting.' The pair last worked together on the Railway Man which was released in 2013.

‘Before I Go To Sleep’ also represents a return to the familiar for Colin Firth with Blythe House in West Kensington being used as a location as it was for the spy thriller ‘Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy’ in which he starred.

The film is based on the best-selling novel by S.J. Watson. It will be released in the UK on September 5th.

August 19, 2014