ROME (Reuters) – British actor Colin Firth, who has mostly played a purpose of a quintessential Englishman in his many films, has turn an Italian citizen, Italy’s Interior Ministry said.
“The unequivocally famous actor, who won an Oscar for a film ‘The King’s Speech’, is married to a citizen from a nation and has mostly announced his adore for a land,” a method pronounced in a statement.
Firth pronounced he would sojourn a twin national, adding that his Italian-born mother would also be seeking British nationality.
“We never unequivocally suspicion most about a opposite passports,” a actor pronounced in a statement.
“But now, with some of a doubt around, we suspicion it essential that we should all get a same,” he added, in an apparent anxiety to final year’s British opinion to leave a European Union.
Firth has been married to Italian film writer Livia Giuggioli given 1997 and a integrate live with their twin sons in Britain. Unlike some other EU countries, Italy and Britain both concede twin nationality.
“My mother and we are both intensely unapproachable of a possess countries,” Firth said.
A series of EU countries, including Germany, France and Ireland, have reported a swell in British adults seeking a new nationality in a arise of a Brexit vote.
The Italian proclamation came only hours after British Prime Minister Theresa May flew to Florence to make a keynote debate to try to revitalise stalled Brexit negotiations and encourage disturbed business leaders.
Reporting by Crispian Balmer; Editing by Kevin Liffey