Take That frontman Gary Barlow has announced that he is writing music for Colin Firth’s new film Kingsman: The Secret Service.

In an interview with Spitfire Audio, he discussed his previous involvement with movie music composition on Stardust and X-Men: First Class, before adding that he is working on songs for the spy thriller.

“My involvement in film work has been brief so far,” Barlow explained. “For Stardust and X-Men we watched the movie and went away and wrote a song.

“We've just done it again last week for a new movie called Kingsman: The Secret Service. It's the best way of writing something specifically for a movie.

“You have to understand the score and temp music they hear to eventually make the sound and lyrical intension the director has in mind. I see our film work as an extension of making records.

“The two should work hand in hand. The film exposure is good for your song and the radio exposure is good for the film.”

Kingsman: The Secret Service stars Colin Firth, Samuel L Jackson, Taron Egerton and Michael Caine and tells the story of a street kid recruited into a spy agency's training programme.

The film is due in cinemas in October.