Kingsman: The Secret Service co-stars Colin Firth and his 25-year-old Welsh co-star Taron Egerton hold forth on their new spy film and the state of the British man in 2015
ShortListKingsman: The Secret Service
KingsmanKick-AssLayer CakeX-Men: First ClassThe Ipcress File
THE BRITISH MAN
Who is the British man you admire the most? Who transcends generations and possesses the qualities that every man should aspire to?
KingsmanThe Muppet Christmas CarolA Christmas Caro
Chivalry and fair play are internationally recognised hallmarks of a British man. Are they still relevant today?
Kingsman sees a veteran gentleman spy take a young protégé under his wing, starting with a trip to a Savile Row tailor. Is a sharp suit still important for a British man in 2015?
Is that why your wife calls you the ‘King in Spanx’, Colin?
The King’s SpeechMamma Mia!
Colin – as a man who’s famous for wearing a bad Christmas jumper in Bridget Jones’s Diary, do you have any style advice for Taron’s generation?
The rules of courtship have changed dramatically over the past two decades. Do you think modern men are too reliant on the likes of Tinder?
Is the concept of asking a girl out face-to-face alien to the Facebook generation?
Colin, as an Oscar-winning actor at the top of his game, what career advice do you have for Taron?
You both knew that you wanted to be actors at a young age. Do you think young men with unconventional ambitions are taken more seriously now?
Social media is now part of the fabric of life, whether it’s tweeting about an amazing burger or tackling a project at work. Is it a good thing?
Nobody would troll Colin Firth, surely?
Much like leather trousers, is there an age beyond which men should avoid the word ‘LOL’?Modern Family
In the film, there’s a scene where Colin’s character tells his young prodigy that “Being a gentleman is nothing to do with the circumstances of one’s birth”. Do you think that’s something we need to instil in the next generation of British men?
Kingsman: The Secret Service is at cinemas nationwide from 29 January