Colin Firth always trying to impress his parents

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Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast in the feature-film adaptation of the beloved musical. As an independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna (Streep) is about to let go of engaged daughter Sophie (Amanda Seyfried). For Sophie's wedding, the proud mother has invited her two lifelong best friends from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos. Yet unbeknownst to Donna, Sophie has secretly invited a few guests of her own. Hoping to find the identity of her father so that he can walk her down the aisle, she brings back three men from Donna's past. Also starring Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper.
November 24th, 2013

Colin Firth tries to impress his parents with ''distinguished'' roles.

The actor has played a wide range of characters, from Britain's King George VI in 'The Kings Speech' to a heartbroken writer in 'Love Actually,' but Colin admits his parents aren't always supportive of his career.

He told HELLO! Magazine: ''I've tried to impress them with distinguished roles where you don't feel apologetic about your chosen profession.

''Playing a king is much better than when I'm prancing around in 'Mamma Mia!'''

Colin has recently finished working on 'The Railway Man' where he stars as Eric Lomax in a film based on the true story of a soldier who was taken as a prisoner of war by the Japanese in the Second World War.

The 53-year-old actor met Eric while making the film and admits forming a relationship with the man he was portraying put more pressure on his performance.

Colin added: ''I became good friends with Eric and that made it all the more important and meaningful to do the best job possible.

''We're telling a story on behalf of a lot of people who weren't able to speak out. Many died as a result of the brutality they endured as POWs so we're fulfilling a sacred trust to tell their story.''