WATCH: Colin Firth In The Trailer For ‘The Railway Man’

Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman share a tender moment in 'The Railway Man'

Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman share a tender moment in ‘The Railway Man’

Did anyone else get the impression that Colin Firth had gone missing for a bit there? It seemed as if he was everywhere for a while, The King’s Speech and the ensuing award attention, all that stuff, and then suddenly it all went quiet (or, as the British call it, introspective).

But now, let joy be unconfined, he is BACK, in The Railway Man, in which he plays a man attempting to keep his life in order after a harrowing time during the Second World War.

Colin is Eric Lomax, who had been tortured by a sadistic Japanese officer in a prisoner of war camp, and can’t put it behind him. When he discovers that the officer is still alive after the war, he sets off for Japan, to confront him.

Here’s the trailer:

Oh crikey, actual goosebumps.

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2. He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage. Fraser invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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