Colin Firth :
Colin Firth, in full Colin Andrew Firth, (born September 10, 1960, Grayshott, Hampshire, England), British actor especially known for his portrayals of aloof characters who gradually shed their reserve to become emotionally available, notably Mr. Darcy in a television adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (1995) and the future king George VI in The King’s Speech (2010).
Early life :
Colin Andrew Firth was born into an academic family in Grayshott, Hampshire, England. His mother, Shirley Jean (Rolles), was a comparative religion lecturer at the Open University, and his father, David Norman Lewis Firth, lectured on history at Winchester University College (formerly King Alfred's College) in Winchester, and worked on education for the Nigerian government. His grandparents were missionaries. His siblings Katie Firth and Jonathan Firth are also actors.
Personal life :
Also Known As: Colin Andrew Firth
Age: 61 Years, 61 Year Old Males
Spouse/Ex-: Livia Giuggioli (M. 1997)
Father: David Firth
Mother: Shirley Firth
Siblings: Jonathan Firth, Meg Tilly
Children: Luca Firth, Matteo Firth, Will Firth
Born Country: England
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Height: 6'2" (188 cm), 6'2" Males
Notable Alumni: Drama Centre London, National Youth Theatre
In 1983, Firth starred as Guy Bennett in the award-winning London stage production of Another Country. In 1984, he made his film debut in the screen adaptation of the play, taking the role of Tommy Judd (opposite Rupert Everett as Bennett). In 1986 he starred in Lost Empires with Sir Laurence Olivier, a TV adaptation of J. B. Priestley's novel, then in 1987, he appeared alongside Kenneth Branagh in the film version of J. L. Carr's novel, A Month in the Country. In 1989, he played the title role in the film Valmont.
Following these earlier roles, it was in the 1995 BBC television adaptation of Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice that Firth gained wider renown. The serial was a major international success, and Firth became known as a heartthrob because of his role as Fitzwilliam Darcy. This performance also made him the object of affection for fictional journalist Bridget Jones (created by Helen Fielding), an interest which carried on into the two novels featuring the Jones character. In the second novel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, the character even meets Firth in Rome. As something of an in-joke, when the novels were adapted for the cinema, Firth was cast as Jones's love interest, Mark Darcy. Continuing this in-joke there was a dog called Mr Darcy in the film St. Trinian's which Firth's character accidentally kills.
Firth had a supporting role in The English Patient (1996) and since then has starred in films such as Fever Pitch (1997), Shakespeare in Love (1998),Relative Values (film) (2000), Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), The Importance of Being Earnest (2002), Love Actually (2003), What a Girl Wants (2003), Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004), Nanny McPhee (2005), The Last Legion with Aishwarya Rai (2007), When Did You Last See Your Father? (2008), the film adaptation of Mamma Mia! (2008) and most recently Easy Virtue which screened at the Rome Film Festival to excellent reviews.
Firth is also a Jury Member for the ongoing Filmaka amateur short film contest.