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Saturday 16 December 2017

Firth reveals Tinker Tailor worries

Colin Firth stars in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Colin Firth stars in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Colin Firth has admitted to first-day jitters on the set of his new film Tinker Tailor Solider Spy.

The King's Speech actor stars in the movie, based on John Le Carre's novel, with a who's who of British actors, including John Hurt, Gary Oldman, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch and Toby Jones.

Colin, who plays spy Bill (Tailor) Haydon in the spy film, said: "I don't think any actor is so selfless to only luxuriate in ensemble work, but I was absolutely up for it."

He said it was "a thrill to be surrounded by brilliant people" because it "lifts your own game".

But he admitted: "There's an initial moment when you walk on the set and think, 'Oh, I might be out of my league'."

Colin said the idea of bringing the book - which he hadn't read before getting the role - to the big screen "seemed very cool to me".

:: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is showing in cinemas now.

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