Monday, 11 April 2011

The King's speech - celebrities and science

Yet another 'other musings' post but I think you will like this one.
Most people will know the actor Colin Firth either from his recent film success portraying King George VI (QE II's father) in The King's Speech or failing that from his other roles including 'that pond scene' a few years back as Mr Darcy in the BBC adaptation of Pride & Prejudice.
But did you know that he recently co-authored a research paper published last week on Brain structure and political orientation?
I have to say that when I first heard this I thought it was a delayed April Fool's joke. But no, really, he is a co-author on this paper and apparently has some interest in this area of research. Some of the background and links has been blogged about here.
Kudos to Colin for becoming involved in science. Who knows.. a new potential film topic to add to his repertoire.