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Colin Firth

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Colin Firth

English film, television, and theatre actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1960.

Countries: United Kingdom (43%), United States (29%), Ireland (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Actor, Jennifer Ehle, Pride and Prejudice

Linked to: University of Winchester, Survival International, Barton Peveril College, Kings' School

 

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Colin Firth was born in 1960 add something


1969

Holly Aird - "'Holly Aird"', is an English television actor known for playing Forensic Pathologist Frankie Wharton in the BBC1 drama series "Waking the Dead", having previously starred in productions such as "Soldier Soldier" and the 1997 film "Fever Pitch" alongside Colin Firth


1981

Rupert Everett - Everett's break came in 1981 at the Greenwich Theatre and later West End production of "Another Country", playing a gay schoolboy opposite Kenneth Branagh, followed by a film version in 1984 with Cary Elwes and Colin Firth


1983

In 1983, Firth starred as Tommy Judd in the award-winning London stage production of "Another Country" add something


1984

In 1984, he made his film debut in the screen adaptation of the play, taking the role of Tommy Judd add something


1986

In 1986, he starred with Sir Laurence Olivier in "Lost Empires", a TV adaptation of J. B. Priestley's novel, in 1987 he appeared alongside Kenneth Branagh in the film version of J. L. Carr's "A Month in the Country" add something


1988

Liz Smith (actress) - Sundance Film Festival - The film was featured in the 1988 Sundance Film Festival and was directed by Martin Donovan and starred Hart Bochner and Colin Firth


1989

In 1989, he entered into a romantic relationship with actress Meg Tilly, his co-star in "Valmont" add something

 

In 1989, he played the title role in the film "Valmont", and was co-lead in the film "Apartment Zero" add something


1990

In 1990, she gave birth to a son, William "Will" Joseph Firth, and they made their home near the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada add something


1993

Ponthieu - Renaissance Ponthieu, specifically Abbeville, is the setting for the 1993 film "The Hour of the Pig", which was released in the US as "The Advocate" and stars Colin Firth

 

Ponthieu - Renaissance Ponthieu, specifically Abbeville, is the setting for the 1993 film "The Hour of the Pig", which was released in the US as "The Advocate" and stars Colin Firth


1994

Firth featured in three episodes of "The Ruth Rendell Mysteries", titled "Master of the Moor", first aired in September 1994 add something

 

John Getz - In 1994, he appeared in the film "Playmaker", starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Rubin


1995

It was through the 1995 BBC television adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" that Firth gained wider renown add something

 

Simon Langton (television director) - He is perhaps best known for directing the adaptation of "Pride and Prejudice" starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle in 1995, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA.

 

Jane Austen - In 1995 a great wave of Austen adaptations began to appear, with Ang Lee's film of "Sense and Sensibility", for which screenwriter and star Emma Thompson won an Academy *award, and the BBC's immensely popular TV mini-series "Pride and Prejudice", starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth

 

Pride and Prejudice - Notable television versions include two by the BBC: the popular 1995 version starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth, and a 1980 version starring Elizabeth Garvie and David Rintoul

 

Julia Sawalha - She starred in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" as Lydia Bennet, co-starring opposite Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth


1996

Pride and Prejudice (1995 TV series) - Fielding loosely reworked the plot of "Pride And Prejudice" in her 1996 novel of the column, naming Bridget's uptight love interest "Mark Darcy" and describing him exactly like Colin Firth


1997

Nick Hornby - Hornby wrote the screenplay for the first, a 1997 British adaptation of "Fever Pitch", starring Colin Firth

 

Mark Strong - In feature films, Strong played Steve in the 1997 film adaptation of Nick Hornby's "Fever Pitch" opposite Colin Firth

 

Livia Giuggioli - She has been married to British actor Colin Firth since 1997


1998

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex - "The Sunday Telegraph" reported that he was drawn to the historic title "'Earl of Wessex"' after watching the 1998 film "Shakespeare in Love", in which a character with that title is played by Colin Firth


1999

Parminder Nagra - In 1999 she played the part of a convenience store clerk in the television movie "Donovan Quick," starring Colin Firth


2000

Bridget Jones's Diary (film) - In April 2000, the leading male roles were given to Colin Firth and Hugh Grant


2001

Speaking in 2001, he said, "My interest in tribal peoples goes back many years add something

 

Bridget Jones - Both novels were adapted for the big screen in 2001 and 2004, starring Renée Zellweger as Bridget Jones, and Hugh Grant and Colin Firth as the men in her life: Daniel Cleaver and Mark Darcy

 

Heather Graham - Graham's other appearances in mainstream roles include her playing Mary Kelly in the 2001 film "From Hell", based on the story of Jack the Ripper, "Anger Management" , opposite Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson, the Farrelly Brothers comedy "Say It Isn't So" , opposite Sally Field, " , opposite Mike Meyers and "Hope Springs" opposite Colin Firth


2002

Liberal Unionist Party - However in the 2002 film version which starred Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Rupert_Everett and Reese Witherspoon - the lines were dropped even though this film re-incorporated episodes and characters in an earlier version of the play that Wilde had been encouraged to drop before the play's first performance

 

Judi Dench - In 2002, Dench was cast opposite Rupert Everett, Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon in Oliver Parker's "The Importance of Being Earnest", a romantic comedy film about mistaken identity set in English high society during the Victorian Era


2003

In 2003, during the promotion of the film "Love Actually", he spoke in defence of the tribal people of Botswana, condemning the Botswana government's eviction of the Gana and Gwi Bushmen from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve add something

 

Where the Truth Lies - Based on Rupert Holmes' 2003 novel of the same name, the film stars Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, and Alison Lohman

 

Judy Parfitt - In 2003, she played the scheming mother-in-law of Johannes Vermeer alongside Colin Firth in "Girl with a Pearl Earring"

 

Lucia Moniz - Moniz's break into the international scene occurred in 2003 when she played the role of Aurélia in the movie "Love Actually", taking her place among a stellar cast that included Colin Firth, Hugh_Grant, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson and Rodrigo Santoro

 

William Douglas-Home - The second was released in 2003, under the title "What a Girl Wants", starring Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth and Kelly Preston


2004

Nina Hossain - In 2004, Hossain appeared in the film "Trauma", which starred Colin Firth


2005

Elaine Cassidy - She was nominated for an "'IFTA"' in 2005 as "Best Actress in a Lead Role in Television" for her role as "Maud Lilly" in the BBC BAFTA nominated drama "Fingersmith", in 2007 as "Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Film" for her role as Sandra in "And When Did You Last See Your Father-" alongside Jim Broadbent and Colin Firth, and in 2009 as "Best Actress in a Lead Role in Television" for her role as Annie Mulcahy in "Little White Lie"


2006

John Crowley (director) - He directed Neve Campbell and Cillian Murphy in the West End production of "Love Song" in 2006-7, and in 2007 filmed a television version of Harold Pinter's "Celebration" starring Michael Gambon, Stephen Rea and Colin Firth

 

Michael Colgan (director) - More recently, in 2006, he produced the film version of Harold Pinter's play "Celebration" for Channel 4 starring Michael Gambon and Colin Firth


 

He was awarded an honorary degree on 19 October 2007 from the University of Winchester add something

 

Thomas Sangster - He starred alongside "Love Actually" and "Nanny McPhee" co-star Colin Firth in the film adaptation of Valerio Massimo Manfredi's historical novel "The Last Legion", released in 2007

 

Bette Midler - Midler starred in the 2007 film Then She Found Me, directed by Helen Hunt and starring Hunt, Matthew Broderick, and Colin Firth, and appeared on the American Idol season 6 finale, singing "Wind Beneath My Wings" live at the Kodak Theatre.


2008

The Accidental Husband - "'The Accidental Husband"' is a 2008 American romantic comedy film directed by Griffin Dunne, and starring Uma Thurman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Colin Firth, Isabella_Rossellini, and Sam Shepard

 

Uma Thurman - In February 2008, she starred opposite Colin Firth and Jeffrey Dean Morgan in The Accidental Husband, a romantic comedy about a woman who finds herself married while engaged to another man.


 

At the 66th Venice International Film Festival in 2009, Colin Firth was awarded the Volpi Cup for Best Actor for his role in Tom Ford's "A Single Man" as a college professor grappling with solitude after his longtime partner dies add something

 

In 2009, he starred in "A Christmas Carol", an adaptation of Charles Dickens's novel, using the performance capture procedure, playing Scrooge's optimistic nephew Fred add something

 

London Film Festival - In October 2009 at the London Film Festival, Firth launched a film and political activism website, Brightwide, along with his wife Livia add something

 

Nicholas Hoult - In 2009, Hoult, at the age of 19, appeared in the Tom Ford film "A Single Man", alongside Colin Firth and Julianne Moore

 

Sheridan Jobbins - "Easy Virtue" starring Ben Barnes, Jessica Biel, Kristin Scott-Thomas and Colin Firth is due for release in Europe on 7 November 2008


2010

During to the 2010 General Election Firth announced his support for the Liberal Democrats, having previously been a Labour supporter, citing asylum and refugees' rights as a key reason for his change in affiliation add something

 

This role has earned Firth career best reviews and Academy award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors' Guild, BAFTA, and BFCA nominations; he won the BAFTA award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in February 2010 add something

 

In December 2010, Firth publicly dropped his support of the Liberal Democrats, citing their U-turn on tuition fees as one of the key reasons for his disillusionment add something

 

In December 2010, Firth was guest editor on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, during which he commissioned research to scan the brains of politicians to see if there were any differences depending on political leanings add something

 

Anthony Andrews - Andrews appeared as Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin in the 2010 film "The King's Speech", for which he won a SAG *award along with Helena Bonham Carter, Jennifer Ehle, Colin Firth, Michael_Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Guy Pearce, Geoffrey Rush and Timothy Spall

 

Horton Foote - Foote's final work was the screenplay for Main Street, a 2010 drama film starring Colin Firth, Patricia_Clarkson and Orlando Bloom

 

Cloris Leachman - Leachman plays a supporting role in "Raising Hope", a sitcom that premiered in the fall of 2010 on Fox. She starred with Tara Reid in "The Fields", and with Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz in "Gambit", a remake of a 1966 film

 

George VI of the United Kingdom - On screen, George VI has been portrayed by, among others, Colin Firth, who won an Academy *award for Best Actor for the role in "The King's Speech", a 2010 film that won the Academy *award for Best Picture

 

Oscar bait - Similar strategies to "The Deer Hunter" brought Weinstein's company another Best Picture in 2010 for "The King's Speech", starring Colin Firth, who had gotten his start in Merchant Ivory's 1980s films

 

Amber Tamblyn - Tamblyn appeared alongside Orlando Bloom, Colin Firth, and Patricia Clarkson in the 2010 film "Main Street", a drama set in North Carolina

 

Lionel Logue - The short title was used for the 2010 British film "The King's Speech", a historical drama written by David Seidler, in which Logue was played by Geoffrey Rush and his patient by Colin Firth


2011

Firth appeared in literature to support changing the British electoral system from first-past-the-post to alternative vote for electing Members of Parliament to the House of Commons in the unsuccessful Alternative Vote referendum in 2011 add something

 

Firth appeared in the 2011 adaptation of the John le Carré novel "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy", directed by Tomas Alfredson, starring Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy add something

 

In 2011, Firth received an Academy award for his portrayal of King George VI in "The King's Speech", a performance that earned him the Golden Globe, BAFTA and the Screen Actors Guild award for Best Actor, amongst others add something

 

In 2011, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame add something

 

On 13 January 2011, he was presented with the 2,429th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame add something

 

The Screen Actors Guild recognised Firth with the award for Best Male Actor for "The King's Speech" on 30 January 2011 add something

 

In February 2011, he won the best actor award at the 2011 BAFTA awards add something

 

He received an Academy award for Best Actor in a motion picture for "The King's Speech" on 27 February 2011 add something

 

In April 2011, "Time" magazine included Firth in its list of the world's 100 Most Influential People add something

 

Before I Go to Sleep (film) - A film adaptation of S. J. Watson's 2011 novel of the same name, the film stars Nicole Kidman, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, and Anne-Marie Duff

 

Lenny Henry - Henry was criticised for his opening sketch for the 2011 Comic Relief, during which he spoofed the film "The King's Speech" and grew impatient with Colin Firth's portrayal of King George VI as he stammered over his speech

 

British Stammering Association - However, the Association criticised comedian Lenny Henry for his opening sketch for the 2011 Comic Relief, during which he spoofed the film and grew impatient with Colin Firth's portrayal of King George VI as he stammered over his speech

 

Comic Relief - The British Stammering Association criticised comedian Lenny Henry for his opening sketch for the 2011 Comic Relief, during which he spoofed the film "The King's Speech" and grew impatient with Colin Firth's portrayal of King George VI as he stammered over his speech

 

Lionel Logue - In February 2011, "The King's Speech" won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Colin Firth


2012

In 2012, Firth's audiobook performance of Graham Greene's "The End of the Affair" was released at Audible.com add something

 

Firth was made a Freeman of the City of London on 8 March 2012 add something

 

It was released in the UK in November 2012 and was a financial and critical failure add something

 

Ministry of Stories - As of late 2012, 5,000 young people have taken part in activities sponsored by the MoS. About 500 trained volunteers have contributed to the effort, as have writers including Joe Dunthorne, David Nicholls and Zadie Smith, as well as actors Colin Firth and Emma Thompson

 

Alan Rickman - Rickman is to star with Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz in a remake of 1966's "Gambit" by the Coen brothers

 

Awa-Guaja people - In April 2012, Survival International launched a world-wide campaign, backed by the actor Colin Firth, to protect the Awa-Guajá people

 

Survival International - In April 2012, Survival International launched a world-wide campaign, backed by the actor Colin Firth, to protect the Awa-Guajá people of Brazil, which the organization considers to be the "earth's most threatened tribe"

 

Before I Go to Sleep (film) - According to "The Hollywood Reporter" on 16 November 2012, Kidman said she wanted Colin Firth to work with her again

 

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - On 2 December 2012, Showbiz411 stated that Colin Firth and Helen Mirren may join the ensemble cast of the film


 

His performance is a finalist for Audiobook of the Year at the 2013 Audie awards add something

 

Shooting was planned for summer 2013, with the film due to be released in 2014 add something

 

In May 2013, it was announced that Firth had joined the cast of Woody Allen's new comedy film, opposite Emma Stone add something

 

The Intouchables - By 2013, Feig dropped out, with Tom Shadyac in talks to replace him, Colin Firth was attached to star as Phillippe, and Chris Tucker was in consideration for Driss

 

Paddington (film) - Further developments were not made until 2013, when filming began and Heyman announced the casting of Colin Firth as Paddington

 

Magic in the Moonlight - In April 2013, Emma Stone and Colin Firth joined the cast of the film

 

Emma Stone - In May 2013 it was announced that Stone had joined the cast of Woody Allen's new comedy film opposite Colin Firth


2014

Michael Grandage - The film, which is based on A. Scott Berg's biography "Max Perkins: Editor of Genius", has Colin Firth and Michael Fassbender attached, and is due to begin filming in early 2014

 

Eye in the Sky (2015 film) - Entertainment One partnered with Raindog Films in April 2014 to produce "Eye in the Sky" with Colin Firth as one of the producers


2015

In June 2015 he was reported to be filming the story of Donald Crowhurst, in which he stars as the yachtsman alongside Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis and Jonathan Bailey add something

 

Vanessa Kirby - In 2015 she filmed Michael Grandage's first film "Genius", alongside Colin Firth, Jude_Law and Guy Pearce

 

Matthew Vaughn - Vaughn is set to direct and the studio announced a 13 February 2015 release date which stars Colin Firth, Taron Egerton and Samuel L. Jackson


2016

Also in 2016, Firth portrayed American editor Max Perkins in the critically acclaimed "Genius" add something

 

Shooting began in September 2016 Firth was expected to return for the third Bridget Jones film, which was in production in 2012 add something


2017

In 2017, Firth will play British naval commander David Russell in Thomas Vinterberg's "Kursk", a film about the true story of the 2000 Kursk submarine disaster in which he stars alongside Matthias Schoenaerts add something

 

The Italian interior ministry announced his application had been approved on 22 September 2017 add something


2018

In 2018, he starred as William "Weatherall" Wilkins in the musical fantasy "Mary Poppins Returns" add something

 

Teignmouth - The town featured in the film of this tragic event "The Mercy" released in 2018, starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz