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Colin Firth

Colin FirthBorn: 10-Sep-1960
Birthplace: Grayshott, Hampshire, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Pride and Prejudice

Colin Firth is a British actor, best known as Renée Zellweger's love interest in the Bridget Jones movies. He also played the spurned husband in The English Patient, an unwanted fiancé in Shakespeare in Love, a Victorian cad in The Importance of Being Earnest, Amanda Bynes' father in What A Girl Wants., and an obsessed soccer fan in the original Fever Pitch (without Drew Barrymore).

In Helen Fielding's novel Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget develops a crush on Firth as she watches his performance as Darcy in a BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. In the film of Bridget Jones's Diary, Firth played another Mr. Darcy. It was an odd but appropriate choice, and Fielding loved it, since her novel was loosely and playfully inspired by Austen's classic, and she had written it with Firth in mind.

His parents were both academics, and due to their traveling, young Firth spent four years of his childhood in Nigeria, and one year attending junior high school in St. Louis.

Father: David Firth (history lecturer, King Alfred's College)
Mother: Shirley Firth (comparative religion lecturer, Open University)
Sister: Kate Firth (stage actress, birth control counselor, b. 1962)
Brother: Jonathan Firth (actor, b. 6-Apr-1967)
Girlfriend: Meg Tilly (actress, dated 1989-94)
Son: William Firth (with Meg Tilly, b. 1990)
Girlfriend: Jennifer Ehle (actress, dated in 1995)
Wife: Livia Guiggioli (dated 1996-97, m. 21-Jun-1997, two children)
Son: Luca (b. 29-Mar-2001 in Rome)
Son: Mateo (b. 25-Aug-2003)

    Oscar for Best Actor 2011 for The King's Speech
    Golden Globe 2011 for The King's Speech (best actor)
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6714 Hollywood Blvd. (2011)
    Amnesty International

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Before I Go to Sleep (4-Sep-2014)
    Magic in the Moonlight (25-Jul-2014)
    The Railway Man (6-Sep-2013)
    Gambit (7-Nov-2012)
    Arthur Newman (10-Sep-2012)
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (5-Sep-2011) · Bill Haydon
    Main Street (21-Oct-2010)
    The King's Speech (6-Sep-2010) · King George VI
    St. Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (18-Dec-2009)
    A Christmas Carol (3-Nov-2009) · Fred
    A Single Man (11-Sep-2009) · George
    Dorian Gray (9-Sep-2009) · Henry Wotton
    Easy Virtue (8-Sep-2008) · Jim Whittaker
    Genova (7-Sep-2008) · Joe
    Mamma Mia! (30-Jun-2008)
    The Accidental Husband (13-Feb-2008) · Richard
    St. Trinian's (10-Dec-2007)
    Then She Found Me (7-Sep-2007) · Frank
    When Did You Last See Your Father? (12-Jul-2007) · Blake
    The Last Legion (19-Apr-2007)
    Nanny McPhee (21-Oct-2005)
    Where the Truth Lies (13-May-2005)
    Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (8-Nov-2004) · Mark
    Trauma (19-Jan-2004) · Ben
    Love Actually (7-Sep-2003) · Jamie
    Girl with a Pearl Earring (31-Aug-2003) · Vermeer
    What a Girl Wants (27-Mar-2003) · Henry Dashwood
    Hope Springs (14-Mar-2003)
    The Importance of Being Earnest (17-May-2002) · Jack
    Londinium (2-Sep-2001)
    Conspiracy (19-May-2001)
    Bridget Jones's Diary (4-Apr-2001)
    Relative Values (23-Jun-2000) · Peter
    The Turn of the Screw (26-Dec-1999)
    The Secret Laughter of Women (26-Nov-1999)
    My Life So Far (23-Jul-1999) · Edward
    Donovan Quick (1999) · Donovan Quick
    Shakespeare in Love (3-Dec-1998) · Lord Wessex
    A Thousand Acres (19-Sep-1997)
    Fever Pitch (4-Apr-1997)
    The English Patient (6-Nov-1996) · Geoffrey Clifton
    Nostromo (1996)
    Pride and Prejudice (24-Sep-1995)
    Circle of Friends (15-Mar-1995)
    Playmaker (16-May-1994)
    The Hour of the Pig (25-Sep-1993) · Richard Courtois
    Hostages (20-Feb-1993)
    Femme Fatale (23-May-1991)
    Wings of Fame (23-Mar-1990)
    Valmont (17-Nov-1989) · Valmont
    Apartment Zero (30-Sep-1988)
    The Secret Garden (30-Nov-1987)
    A Month in the Country (27-Sep-1987) · Tom Birkin
    Lost Empires (24-Oct-1986)
    Nineteen Nineteen (Feb-1985)
    Dutch Girls (1985)
    Camille (11-Dec-1984)
    Another Country (May-1984) · Tommy Judd


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