Colin Firth accepted Kingsman role 'without looking at the script'
Colin Firth accepted a role in 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' without seeing the script.
The Academy Award-winning actor starred in the Matthew Vaughn-directed action comedy movie and has revealed he took minimal persuasion to accept the part of Harry Hart, a veteran Kingsman agent.
He said: "I think one of the things that Matthew Vaughn seems to specialise in is taking everything he loves; he'll pillage from things he grew up with knowing that we grew up with them too. And just from the point of view of an excited fan wants it partly as a homage.
"It's satirical, so he's sending it out without laying into it. By the time he's done with it, it just feels like it could only be him though, you know."
Colin, 54, admitted his on-screen character is the amalgamation of other famous roles, but especially James Bond.
He said: "My character, there's definitely some Bond there, there's definitely John Steed, there's some Harry Palmer, there's David Nivin.
"And I think what he told me was that the Bond that he wanted me to channel was in Ian Fleming's original idea of a gentleman spy."
'Kingsman: The Secret Service' is out now on Digital HD and on Blu-ray and DVD now from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.