Colin Firth photographs bruises

Colin Firth was "so proud" of doing his own stunts in action film 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' that he photographed every single bruise he got during filming.

Colin Firth
Colin Firth

Colin Firth photographed every bruise he got while filming 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' because he was "so proud" of them.

The 54-year-old actor spent six months in "very painful" training sessions to get in tip-top physical shape for the action movie - in which he portrays veteran secret agent Harry Hart - and while he got battered and bruised shooting the movie, he was so pleased to be doing his own stunts that he couldn't wait to capture his injuries.

He said: "It had to be me and not cheat and cut to a stunt man. It was one camera. The cameraman had to be choreographed as well.

"We had loads [of injuries]. But I'm so proud of them - they're trophies!

"Because there was always this doubt that anybody was going to believe that I was doing it if anyone got a bruise, or certainly if I got a bruise, it was photographed.

"It wasn't, 'Get the nurse,' it was, 'Get the camera.' Show the bruise or the broken tooth.

"We were all absolutely delighted we had something to show for it. It's pathetic. Macho."

While Colin - who is known for his romantic lead roles in films such as 'Pride and Prejudice' - found it tough to train for the motion picture, he is "craving" another action role.

Speaking on ITV's 'Lorraine', he added: "One is always conflicted about anything that feels a bit too much like hard work. It was very, very painful doing the training for it.

"But it was one of the most exhilarating things I've ever done and I missed it when it was over. I crave to do it again.

"But if somebody said I start next week then I'd have to battle that instinct to sit on the sofa staring into space and haul myself into it again.

"If it was decent stuff then I'd do it again."

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