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Colin Firth

Colin Firth

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Colin Andrew Firth

Birth Date :

September 10, 1960

Birth Place :

Grayshott, Hampshire, England, U.K.

Spouse :

Livia Giuggioli (producer, since 21-Jun-97)

Claim to fame :

As Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy in TV series "Pride and Prejudice" (1995)

Biography


A prolific, talented, and versatile actor capable of exhibiting fine portrayals equally on stage or on screen, Colin Andrew Firth surely has positioned himself to be one of the most extraordinary actors Britain ever has. Born into an academic family on September 10, 1960 in Grayshott, Hampshire, England, Colin is the second son of David Norman Lewis Firth and Shirley Jean who both were actively involved in missionary works aside from their profession as lecturers. Spending his early life in different parts of the world, such as Nigeria and USA, to follow his parents carrying out their jobs, he grew up with a profound interest in portraying characters, a fondness he had developed for years since his initial performance at infant school. Already fixed his mind to pursue an acting career at the age of 14, the 18-years-old teen then recklessly gave up his college study and left his family in Winchester, England, to join London's Drama Centre in which he honed his craft 6 days a week for 3 years.

Managed to earn lead roles in the institution's stage productions of "Tartuffe", "King Lear", and "Cat on A Hot Tin Roof", Colin marked his years there with a brilliant performance as the title character in Shakespeare's "Hamlet." It was through this particular enactment that he was spotted by a talent scout who afterwards helped him to land his West End debut in "Another Country" which was presented at Queen's Theatre by 1983. Also starred in the 1984 film adaptation of the play together with Rupert Everett, this dark-haired guy then spent the rest of 1980s to appear in either small or big screen features. Most notable of these probably was the BBC's TV movie entitled "Tumbledown" (1989) for not only he gained the Best Actor credit from the Royal Television Society, but also was nominated in the same category at Britain's prestigious film event of BAFTA Awards, both in 1989.

Latest News


Colin Firth Shows His Karate Chops in New 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' Trailer

September 23, 2014 06:06:15 GMT

"" debuts a second trailer set against 's new track featuring . It demonstrates the high-tech gadget used by 's character as he knocks down multiple opponents and shows the lethal skills of the female villain with metal/sword legs. It also gives an extended preview of 's diabolical character.
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Emma Stone and Beau Andrew Garfield Attend 'Magic in the Moonlight' Premiere

July 18, 2014 07:49:55 GMT

It's "" reunion at the premiere of "" at the Paris Theater in New York. "Moonlight" star put a united front with her boyfriend who happens to play Spidey in the superhero franchise.
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Colin Firth Drops Out of Paddington Bear Movie

June 18, 2014 03:29:31 GMT

is no longer attached to "" movie as the voice the titular bear. "It's been bittersweet to see this delightful creature take shape and come to the sad realisation that he simply doesn't have my voice," he said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly.
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Colin Firth Enchanted by Emma Stone in First 'Magic in the Moonlight' Trailer

May 22, 2014 01:58:34 GMT

is back in the romcom with "" which first trailer has just been debuted. It centers on a spiritualist, played by , and a skeptic magician, played by , who keeps doubting her ability.
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'Secret Service' Set Picture: Samuel L. Jackson Guns Down Colin Firth

November 30, 2013 03:41:36 GMT

A series of pictures taken from the Surrey set of "The Secret Service" has just landed online. One of the photos shows pulling the trigger and aiming his gun at at a church in the south of England.
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'The Railway Man' First International Trailer: Colin Firth Lives for Revenge

September 11, 2013 04:45:41 GMT

"" has shared its first footage through a U.K. trailer. takes center stage in it as he plays an emotional wreck who is haunted by his memories of war, during which he was held captive by Japanese troops.
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First Look at Colin Firth as Private Detective in 'Devil's Knot'

August 30, 2013 08:25:49 GMT

"" has debuted new official photos (via Entertainment Weekly) that give fans first proper looks at , who is seen, in one of the pics, calling someone with a worried look. In the crime movie that is based on Mara Leveritt's 2002 book about the infamous West Memphis Three case, the "Bridget Jones's Diary" actor is introduced as a private detective.
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Report: David Beckham to Star Opposite Colin Firth in 'Secret Service'

August 06, 2013 06:56:44 GMT

"The Secret Service" has not found its leading actress yet, but a recent report that has surfaced online claims that director Matthew Vaughn will probably find another new actor for his upcoming movie. The Sun (via Latinos Post) learns that , the soccer star and occasional model, has been approached to make cameo in the spy flick.
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Maria Shriver Returns to NBC as Special Anchor

May 01, 2013 06:57:47 GMT

Maria Shriver is heading back to NBC News, almost ten years after she exited "Dateline". The niece of United States President John F. Kennedy will serve as a "special anchor" covering "the shifting roles, emerging power and evolving needs of women in modern life."
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Colin Firth and Emma Stone Officially Partner for Woody Allen's New Pic

May 01, 2013 06:21:30 GMT

Director has chosen two Hollywood stars to be featured in his upcoming comedy. , who previously starred in "" and "", is confirmed to be the leading actress in an . Stone is joined by British star , who is best known for his acting in "".
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Helen Mirren Gets Walk of Fame Star, Says She's 'Happy to Lie' Next to Colin Firth

January 04, 2013 02:11:08 GMT

Veteran actress finally received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, January 3. The British star, who won an Oscar for her portrayal as Queen Elizabeth II in 2006's "", got her star paved next to fellow Briton in front of the Pig 'N Whistle, a historic Tinseltown pub on Hollywood Blvd.
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Cameron Diaz and Colin Firth Steal Attention at 'Gambit' U.K. Premiere

November 08, 2012 03:59:51 GMT

stole the show at "" world premiere in London on Wednesday night, November 7. With her simple-but-elegant look, the "" actress became the belle of the ball as she stepped on the red carpet that rolled out outside the Empire Leicester Square. She was joined by co-star .
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Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz's Evil Plan Goes Awry in First 'Gambit' Trailer

September 21, 2012 04:55:54 GMT

After its rip hit the web a few days ago, the full-length trailer for "" has officially been released via MSN. It gives a longer look at and 's crazy plan to teach a lesson. However, the plan doesn't seem to go as smooth as it's planned.
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Justin Bieber Tops Billboard's List of 2012 Hot Music Acts Under 21

September 19, 2012 07:08:31 GMT

is dubbed the hottest young musician of 2012 by Billboard. The 18-year-old Canadian popstar rules the yearly list for two consecutive years. During the past 12 months, he has toured around the world and released two albums "" and "Believe" that spawned chart-busting single "Boyfriend".
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First Footage of Cameron Diaz and Colin Firth's 'Gambit' Unveiled

September 19, 2012 06:36:45 GMT

A very first trailer for and 's comedy "" was debuted on U.K.'s ITV on Tuesday, September 18, and its rip has made its way out online. It sees Firth as a long-suffering employee who often gets intimidated by his eccentric boss, played by . Firth then plans to seek revenge on his boss by teaming up with cowgirl Diaz.
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Colin Firth Might Be the Villain in Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake

November 12, 2011 05:38:39 GMT

After playing a British king in "", might become a villain in his next movie. The 51-year-old Oscar-winning actor has been offered to tackle the main antagonist in a remake of Park Chan-wook's South Korean revenge classic, "".
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'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' Stars Suit Up for Venice Film Festival Premiere

September 06, 2011 08:47:00 GMT

Another day, another film is being premiered at the 68th Venice Film Festival. On Monday, September 5, the stars of "" hit the red carpet at the Palazzo del Cinema in support of the thriller movie, and most of them looked dapper in their black-and-white tuxedo.
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Demi Lovato's 'Skyscraper' Gets Official Cover Art and Release Date

July 04, 2011 08:26:29 GMT

has a new single coming out real soon. The former "" star calls the upcoming single "Skyscraper" and has released an official cover art for it. The artwork features a close-up look at gorgeous Demi with the sun glaring on the background.
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Daniel Radcliffe Opens Up About His Past Dependence on Alcohol

July 04, 2011 07:54:06 GMT

Apparently not even could escape the temptation of alcohol. While he seemed to be handling the pressures of his fame as child star really well, the leading man of the "Harry Potter" series recently opened up that he has his battle with alcohol when he was 18 and working on "".
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Scarlett Johansson Might Play Opposite Colin Firth in Danny Boyle's 'Trance'

July 04, 2011 07:51:34 GMT

and are reportedly set to join the cast ensemble for a forthcoming Danny Boyle-directed movie, "". While the "" actress is considered for the role of leading lady Elizabeth, Oscar-winning actor Colin could play major supporting role of Aiden.
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Colin Firth's 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' Gets Teaser Trailer

July 01, 2011 08:55:18 GMT

After battling stammer issue as the king of England in "", is going to delve into a "mole hunt" within Mi6 in his next movie "". A sneak peek at how the Academy Award-winning actor gets involved in the deadly spy games is obtained in a newly-released teaser trailer.
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Colin Firth to Be Honored With a CBE by the Queen of England

June 11, 2011 04:42:56 GMT

is to gain more recognition for his work in drama. After winning Best Actor at this year's Academy Awards, the actor praised for his role as King George VI in "" will be named a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in Queen Elizabeth II's annual Birthday Honors List to be published on Saturday, June 11.
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Kanye West Caught Kissing Mystery Blond in Cannes

May 16, 2011 07:33:54 GMT

might have found a new love interest while in Cannes, France. On Sunday, May 15, the "Heartless" hitmaker was caught on camera locking lips with a mystery blond while standing on a balcony of his Carlton Hotel room. Donning a black blazer and a pair of jeans, he was seen wrapping his arms around the mini-skirted beauty.
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First Official Look at Cameron Diaz and Colin Firth in 'Gambit'

May 16, 2011 07:23:46 GMT

"" has got its first official image. The photo sees and , who take the lead roles of PJ Puznowski and Harry Deane respectively, staring into the camera in their costumes.
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Colin Firth to Return to West End Stage With Kristin Scott Thomas

March 28, 2011 02:38:34 GMT

Oscar winner is planning to leave screen glory behind to re-team with his "The English Patient" co-star in London's West End. The star picked up the coveted Best Actor prize at February's Academy Awards for his role as stuttering British monarch King George VI in hit film "".
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Colin Firth Chooses 'Stoker' as Debut Film After Oscar Winning

March 10, 2011 03:14:34 GMT

British actor is set to sink his teeth into a vampire role in his first film since winning an Oscar last month. The star has signed on to play a bloodsucker in the movie "", alongside and "" actress , according to Britain's The Daily Mail.
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Oscar Winner Colin Firth Gives Surprise Visit to Ellen DeGeneres

March 02, 2011 09:12:42 GMT

thrilled U.S. TV personality during her morning meeting on Tuesday, March 1 by dropping by to show off his Oscar. The actor appeared on the comedienne's show last week and promised to return if he won gold on Sunday, February 27 for "".
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Colin Firth Wore Eco-Friendly Clothes to 2011 Oscars

February 28, 2011 09:10:45 GMT

Oscar winner and his wife Livia both wore environmentally-friendly outfits to the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 27 in a bid to raise awareness of recycled clothing. The star's partner founded Fairtrade boutique Eco Age and she donned a paneled gown recycled from old dresses for the red carpet.
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Charlie Sheen Gave 'Exclusive' Interviews to Both ABC and NBC

February 28, 2011 04:43:50 GMT

has not only confused people with his behavior but also the networks for his rash decisions. The troubled actor promised ABC "the only sit-down television interview" on Saturday, February 26 but he changed his mind and talked more for NBC the next day. Ironically, ABC only scheduled to air it on Tuesday, while NBC is taking a shortcut to air it a day earlier.
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2011 Oscar: Natalie Portman and Colin Firth Are Best Actress and Actor

February 28, 2011 04:42:09 GMT

is officially the best actress in 2010. After hauled in various award events throughout the year for her role in "", the Academy Awards recognizes her great acting with Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role trophy.
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