Celebrity News : Brexit already has its consequences. Actor Colin Firth has called for Italian nationality as “ugly” the fact that the United Kingdom voted in favor of leaving the European Union.
The actor, 56, has been married for 20 years to Italy’s Livia Giuggioli (47), with whom he has had two children named Luca and Matteo. “My roots are not here,” explained this English gentleman who lives outside Europe.
In addition, Firth speaks Italian and has a house in Città Della Pieve (Perugia), where he usually spend the holidays, reports Mail Online. At the time he considered that the departure of Britain from the group of 28 was a “disaster of unexpected proportions.”
The Oscar winner for ‘The King’s Speech’ has been very disappointed since Britain voted in favor of leaving the European Union almost a year ago. “Colin was horrified by Brexit and worried about the consequences,” sources told the Daily Mail. His spokesman has confirmed that the actor asked for double citizenship (British and Italian) “to have the same passports as his wife and children.” Born in Hampshire in 1960, Firth has been married for twenty years with Italian producer Livia Giuggioli,
In an interview last fall, Firth was very clear about Brexit: “For me, this is a disaster of unprecedented proportions. Brexit does not have a single positive aspect”
The actor was a supporter of the EU’s fanatical liberal Democrats and in 2010 appeared in a political broadcast of the party with Nick Clegg. However, he later withdrew his support after his change in student enrollment rates, which he described as “deeply disillusioned.” Even if you opt for the Italian passport, Firth will be able to keep your British passport because both countries allow dual citizenship.
While clarifying the ballot about his nationality, Firth prepares several projects: he has already filmed the sequel to ‘Kingsman’, and the second part of ‘Mamma Mia’ is announced. She is currently filming another sequel with a lot of English character: ‘The Return of Mary Poppins’.