British actor Colin Firth received the Italian citizenship. This is with reference to the foreign Ministry said the publication Corriere della Sera.
It is noted that we are talking about the second citizenship. The Ministry added that the Firth, which since 1997, is married to Italian producer and Director Livia Goodgolly, has repeatedly talked about the love of the country, often in Umbria and is fluent in Italian.
That Firth has applied for a second citizenship, it became known in may. Its representative said that the actor, at first, wants to have the same documents as his wife and sons, and secondly, concerned about the implications of Brexit.
Firth was born in 1960. Starred in such films as “Pride and prejudice”, “Bridget Jones’s Diary”, “nanny McPhee”, “Dorian grey” and “Kingsman: the Secret service”. In 2011 he became the laureate of the award “Oscar” for his role in the film the King’s speech. In the same year, Time magazine artist of the hundred most influential people in the world.
A referendum on Brexit (British exit from the EU) took place in June 2016. More than half of the participants voted “for”. After that, the Prime Minister David Cameron left his post, he was replaced by Theresa may, who previously held the post of Minister of internal Affairs. In March 2017, she signed a letter informing the EU authorities about the formal beginning of the procedure.