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Colin Firth applies for Italian citizenship after Brexit ‘disaster’

Actor Colin Firth has applied for Italian citizenship months after Britain voted to leave the European Union (EU).
The Kingsman: The Secret Service star, who won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance as George VI in The King’s Speech, has applied to the Italian embassy in London for citizenship of the EU country. The actor, who is often cast as the quintessential Englishman, is reportedly keen to get hold of an Italian passport after becoming disillusioned following Britain’s vote to exit the EU.
“Colin was horrified by Brexit and is worried about the consequences,” a source told the Daily Mail columnist Sebastian Shakespeare.
The 56-year-old has strong ties with Italy as he is married to Italian film producer Livia Giuggioli and the couple, who live in London with their sons Luca, 16, and Matteo, 13, have a second home in the Umbria region of the country.
Firth has been open on his views about Brexit, calling it a “disaster of epic proportions” during an interview with an Austrian newspaper last year (16).
“Colin applied for dual citizenship (British and Italian) in order to have the same passports as his wife and children,” Firth’s spokesman confirmed to the Daily Mail. But his spokesman declined to comment on whether his bid for Italian citizenship was down to Brexit.
However, Firth won’t have to give up his British passport entirely, as the U.K. and Italy allow dual citizenship.

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