Colin Firth Gets Hollywood Star

The Hollywood Walk of Fame will have a British addition later – Colin Firth’s getting a star with his name on it.

The 50 year old actor- who went to school in Hampshire - is currently appearing at cinemas in "The King's Speech" - and has already received a Golden Globe nomination for the role. He’s widely tipped to win an Oscar for the film.

Speaking to Heart about Colin’s success is the Head Teacher of Barton Peveril College in Eastleigh, where he studied in the 70’s.  Jonathon Prest say’s they’re all very proud of him:

Barton Peveril's Head Teacher - Jonathan Prest

“It’s great to think that one of our students has made his way to the top of his profession and has won the ultimate star. How wonderful to have your name there in Hollywood!”

Last year a student at the College was elected as a Colin Firth ‘mini-me’ and went to the Houses of Parliament in London to meet the star. Mr. Prest went too and said the actor paid tribute to the College:

“He pointed out that the college was a place which believed in him. He hadn’t had a very successful school education up until then - indeed many of his teachers in his earlier school wondered if he should even go to college - but Barton Peveril took him on and invested a lot of effort and belief in him.

“We’re delighted with his success and he’s definitely an inspiration to the students here, especially those studying drama.”

With his 'mini me' student, Michael Parker

Find out more about Barton Peveril College here.