Oscar winner Colin Firth is still coming to terms with life in the spotlight because he doesn't want to appear to whine about fame.

The King's Speech star admits he's often targeted by the paparazzi and he finds it tough to handle all the attention all the time.

He tells WENN, "I've been photographed when I don't want to be. I've been listened to when I don't want to be and I've been followed. It's a perfectly banal observation to make; it just happens in my job.

"I think it's all crossing the line. I don't think any of it is legitimate. It's very unseemly for those of us in this business with the privileges that I have to start whining about the intrusions. I don't like hearing other people do it and I don't really want to do that but when you ask the question, 'Is it an intrusion and does it cross the line?' It does absolutely.

"I don't think I owe my private life to anybody. I owe what I do in front of the camera and the best I can do but that's where it stops. I have a right to clock off after I go home. It's not something to complain about but something I've had to adjust to."