British actor Colin Firth has revealed that he can’t remember being awarded his Oscar.

The 51-year-old won the award last year for his portrayal of George VI in The King’s Speech.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Firth said: “It has a slightly numbing effect.”

When asked if he remembered the moment, he exclaimed: “No, that's what's completely extraordinary but I think when major things happen to us, whether good or bad, there's a slight shock.”

He said: “In terms of one's attitude to it, you can either see it as pressure to live up to something or as taking the pressure off and going, ‘Well, I've got that now. I'll do whatever the hell I please'. And that's a far more pleasant way to see it.”

As he accepted his award in February, Colin joked: “I’ve a feeling my career’s just peaked.”