|Colin Firth and Carey Mulligan|
Actor Colin Firth received the Variety ‘International Star of the Year’ Award from actress Carey Mulligan at a public ‘In Conversation’ session held at the seventh Dubai International Film Festival on Monday. Firth’s film ‘The King’s Speech’ was the opening gala of the festival on Sunday. Firth took part in an ‘In Conversation’ session, giving the audience insights on his career and discussed the role as King George VI in ‘The King’s Speech.’ He also answered questions raised by the audience in a freewheeling chat.
Firth, 50, hogged the limelight for his performance as Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. The box office success of Bridget Jones’s dairy catapulted him to super-stardom. Renee Zellweger and Hugh Grant co-starred with him in the film.
Last year, the DIFF presented Scottish actor Gerard Butler with the Variety ‘International Star of the Year’ Award.