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Oscar nominations: Geoffrey Rush as excited as his 'King's Speech' character

January 25, 2011 |  8:12 am

Geoffrey Rush 
Geoffrey Rush added another Oscar nomination to his growing list Tuesday morning, for supporting actor for "The King's Speech." He has previously been nominated for "Quills" and "Shakespeare in Love" and won the Oscar for "Shine."

But the attention doesn't get old, he said. "As an Australian, I'm as excited to be recognized and honored by the academy as my character must have been when his London speech therapy business flourished when the future King of England happened to pop by one day," Rush said in a statement. "This story has struck such a rich resonant chord with audiences of all ages, which is very exciting -- to have your work honored by your industry peers is even better."

Photo: Colin Firth, left, and Geoffrey Rush in "The King's Speech." Credit: Laurie Sparham / Weinstein Co.