Colin Firth's lucky film career

November 25th, 2010

Colin Firth's successful movie career is down to "dumb luck".

The 'King's Speech' actor thinks much of his success - and talk of Oscars for his portrayal of Britain's stuttering King George VI - is just good fortune, and he doesn't always get the films he wants to do.

He said: "It's just dumb luck. That's all, just getting a crack at it. Sometimes you take roles to stay in the game or pay bills and hope the good ones are going to come along.

"I was never in a world of perfect choice and now I feel like I've had a couple of real plums landing in my hand."

The 50-year-old actor also revealed he likes talking about 'The King's Speech' because it has a basis in historical fact.

He told MTV News: "There are so many angles you can approach it from, to do with the way people are reacting to it to the surprises we've had along the way to nuances about the actual history itself. I think this has a lot of mileage in it."