Firth Battled Sickness On King’s Speech Set

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November 25, 2010 | 11:35am EST

Colin Firth struggled through the filming of his new movie The King’s Speech as he battled ill health on set.
The British actor plays stuttering monarch King George VI opposite Helena Bonham Carter in the critically acclaimed picture, which has been tipped for success at the 2011 Oscars.

But Firth admits he suffered for his art on set as he was plagued by crippling headaches and a painful condition which affected his arm.

He tells the Los Angeles Times, “At the end of some days on set I would get headaches, and a few times I did something weird to the nerves in my left arm and couldn’t move it. I still don’t know what it was. It sounds like an actor trying to talk about the rigours of the role, but it really was the strangest thing.”

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