Head disses colourless Colin

(Photograph) - With a series of box-office hits to his name, Colin Firth, now starring in The Importance of Being Earnest, is one of the success stories of the British cinema.

But his former head, Denis Beacham, remains cool. Firth made little impact at Montgomery of Alamein boys' school. Others flourished in the state school, but the actor did little to excel, appearing in only one school play.

"He passed through school without any colour at all," Mr Beacham said.

News, 5. Photograph by NEIL TURNER

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