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COLIN FIRTH'S PROBLEM WITH THE BRITISH MONARCHY

Colin Firth is not a fan of Britain's royal family, because he has "a problem" with "unelected bodies".

The actor is nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of stuttering King George VI in acclaimed royal drama The King's Speech, while he also won a Golden Globe award for the role earlier this month (Jan11).

Colin Firth recently admitted he had little knowledge of the story of the troubled monarch before taking on the job, as he is "not a royal watcher" - and now he concedes the concept of the royal family makes him uncomfortable.

During an interview on Piers Morgan Tonight, he jokes, "I think they seem very nice... I really like voting. It's one of my favourite things."

And when Piers Morgan asks, "So, an unelected institution isn't really your cup of tea?" Firth replies, "It's a problem for me, yeah... unelected bodies."