From Darcy to King George: why Hollywood's giving Colin the royal treatment
Of course, it wasn't. Neither were his turns in the St Trinians remake and Mamma Mia! (pictured), a big screen adaptation of the Abba musical.
Although his ability to sing was less than perfect, his part in Mamma Mia! proved he’s nothing less than a very good sport.
Speaking to Time Out magazine he said: “We had to embrace the laughter and silliness for it to be enjoyed by the audience.
"We decided that we just had to have fun and enjoy the stupid costumes and the stupid… well, I better not say anything rude about the music.”