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Hugh’s huge regret

hollywood Updated: Oct 27, 2010 00:50 IST

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Actor Hugh Grant is reportedly regretting his decision to turn down the role of George VI in

The King’s Speech

, after actor Colin Firth garnered praise for his portrayal of the same.



Critics are so happy with Firth’s performance that many claim he may win an Oscar for it. Grant, 50, who played the rival of Firth, also 50, in the

Bridget Jones

films, now regrets turning down the movie, reported

The Telegraph

.



Hugh Grant

“Hugh is kicking himself. He realises that the king’s struggle to overcome his speech impediment would have been a wonderful part, particularly as viewers would have recalled Hugh’s stuttering in Four Weddings and a Funeral,” said a source.



The actor’s last film was the romantic comedy,

Did You Hear About the Morgans?,

with Sarah Jessica Parker, which received flak from critics and failed to make an impact at the box office.



“Watching his performance, you realise that Grant has already given up on acting,” one critic remarked.