Following the announcement of the 2011 Oscar winners all eyes are turned to Britain as The Kings Speech picked up four awards including best actor for Colin Firth. Firth is renowned for his role in the BBC’s small screen adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, and has since gone on to star in several British films.
With many of his roles being filmed in England the Hampshire born actor has brought worldwide focus on to home turf. Fans of the actor can visit his film locations on short breaks across the UK.
Those of you seeking London breaks can see 33 Portland Place where the scenes at Lionel Logue’s (Geoffrey Rush’s character) from The Kings Speech were shot. While the famous fight scene from Bridget Jones Diary was filmed at Bedale Street, near Borough Market. The Victorian drama Dorian Gray in which Firth plays Lord Henry Wotton was filmed across London including Greenwich, Central London and Highgate.
If you are seeking a relaxing county escape rather than a city break then there are plenty of destinations to choose from. The renowned Pride and Prejudice was filmed in several locations across the UK including Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Oxfordshire.
Or if you are planning a city break then find yourself a Marseille hotel and relive the moment when Firths character Jamie from Love Actually pronounces his love for Aurelia at the city’s Old Port. Supposedly set in Spain this scene was filmed in the South of France.
So have you seen The Kings Speech, which is your favourite Colin Firth film and have you been to any of the locations?