Colin Firth Joins The Railway Man

Not content with an Oscar for his portrayal of a stuttering King, Colin Firth is once again turning to a period drama which as awards-bait written all over it.  Based on a true story Firth will star in The Railway Man as Eric Lomax, a former POW who searches for his captors decades after his experiences on the “death railway” between Thailand and Burma.  This is likely to appeal to Academy voters – we all know there’s nothing guaranteed to stir them more than a little World War II tragedy.

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  1. Although I usually steer clear of period drama (unless it really demands a viewing like the excellent The King’s Speech) I seem to be following Firth around lately, watching films I hadn’t seen before and experiencing a top notch British actor at the peak of his powers.

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