Colin Firth

Colin Firth

Colin Firth Quick Links

News Pictures Video Film Music Footage Comments Quotes RSS

Biography

Colin Firth (born 10.9.1960)
Colin Firth is a British actor. In 2010, he received his first Oscar nomination, for his role in A Single Man.

Childhood: Colin Firth was born in Grayshott, in Hampshire, to Shirley and David Firth. His mother was a lecturer in Religious Studies and his father was a history lecturer as well as an education officer for the Nigerian Government. Both of his parents were raised in India as both sets of grandparents were missionaries there.

Having traveled with his family as a child, Colin trained as an actor at the Drama Centre, London.

Acting Career: Colin Firth landed the role of Guy Bennett in the 1983 stage production of Another Country. The following year, his big screen debut came, when the play was adapted into a film and he starred opposite Rupert Everett.

This would be the first of many fortunate on-screen pairings for Colin Firth. Two years later, he would star in Lost Empires, along with Laurence Olivier and the year after that he and Kenneth Branagh shared screen-time in A Month In the Country.

In 1989, Firth starred in two films. The first was the Milos Forman-directed Valmont and the second, Apartment Zero.

It was not until 1995, however, that Colin Firth became a household name, with an appearance in a BBC production of Pride and Prejudice. The show also starred Jennifer Ehle. As a result of his performance, he appeared as Bridget Jones' love interest, Mark Darcy in the film of Helen Fielding's novel, Bridget Jones' Diary (Bridget Jones was played by the actress Renee Zellweger). This cinematic in-joke continued when Firth appeared in St. Trinians and accidentally kills a dog named Mr. Darcy.

After playing a supporting role to Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche in The English Patient, Colin Firth starred in Fever Pitch, the adaptation of the Nick Hornby novel and Shakespeare in Love, with Joseph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow.

In 2002, Firth starred in The Importance of Being Earnest, alongside an all-star cast, featuring Judi Dench, Rupert Everett and Reese Witherspoon. The following year, came the hit film Love Actually, starring Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy and Emma Thompson.

The same year, Firth appeared in What A Girl Wants and Girl With A Pearl Earring (with Scarlett Johansson). Then, in 2005, he appeared in Emma Thompson's hit, Nanny McPhee, which starred Thompson and Firth, as well as Imelda Staunton, Angela Lansbury and Kelly Macdonald.

In 2007, Colin Firth made a departure from his usual lightweight dramas and comedies, to appear in The Last Legion, a film inspired by the events of 5th century Roman Empire. Directed by Doug Lefker, the film also starred Ben Kingsley and Thomas Sangster.

2008 became a successful year for Colin Firth, with a performance in the acclaimed When Did You Last See Your Father? which also starred Juliet Stevenson and Jim Broadbent. It was also the year that he starred in the smash hot musical Mamma Mia! The film was based on the music of Abba and also starred Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan.

In 2010, Colin Firth received his debut Oscar nomination, for his performance in A Single Man. The film was directed by first-time director Tom Ford (best known as a fashion designer for Gucci) and starred Nicholas Hoult, Julianne Moore and Matthew Goode. Firth was also awarded the Volpi Cup for his performance in the film.

Personal Life: Colin Firth has a son with the actress Meg Tilly, though he and Tilly separated in 1994. He was also briefly involved with another co-star, Jennifer Ehle.

Colin Firth went on to marry Livia Giuggioli. They have two sons, Luca (b.2001) and Matteo (b. 2003).



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Here's What We Know So Far About 'Mary Poppins Returns'


Emily Blunt Colin Firth Meryl Streep Emily Mortimer Ben Whishaw Julie Walters Julie Andrews Dick Van Dyke

Production has commenced on the highly anticipated Mary Poppins Returns and Walt Disney Studios have finally revealed some exciting plot details.

Filming is currently underway at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England and the musical is scheduled for release on December 25, 2018.

Emily BluntEmily Blunt stars in Mary Poppins Returns

Continue reading: Here's What We Know So Far About 'Mary Poppins Returns'

"Real Mr. Darcy" Would Have Looked Nothing Like Colin Firth


Colin Firth

Colin Firth’s famous portrayal of the dashing Mr. Darcy in the BBC’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel ‘Pride and Prejudice’ sent many hearts a-flutter over two decades ago. But now, social and contemporary fashion experts believe that he would actually have looked very different.

Their conclusions were generated into a picture form by illustrator Nick Hardcastle in what is a quite disappointing image of what the “real” Mr. Darcy – a fictional character, after all – would actually have looked like.

Colin FirthColin Firth's smouldering portrayal of Mr. Darcy in the 1995 'Pride and Prejudice' series was probably inaccurate

Continue reading: "Real Mr. Darcy" Would Have Looked Nothing Like Colin Firth

Loving Review

Excellent

While this film tackles a huge issue in the history of race relations in America, it's also a remarkably involving true story about a couple tenaciously holding on to each other in the middle of a storm of oppression. By taking such a personal approach, writer-director Jeff Nichols grounds the movie in authenticity, eliciting fine performances from the entire cast, with especially notable turns from Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton.

It's 1958, and cross-racial marriage is illegal in Virginia. So Richard Loving (Edgerton) takes his pregnant black girlfriend Mildred (Negga) across the state line to Washington D.C. to get married. When they return to the family farm, they're immediately arrested and exiled to Washington, where they start a family. But Mildred longs to raise their three children back in their rural hometown, with their extended families around them. When Richard consults a civil-liberties lawyer (Nick Kroll), he finds that there may be some legal hope for them if they are willing to take on the system. This requires the help of a constitutional expert (Jon Bass) and the tenacity to stand up to a century of ingrained prejudice.

The film is written and directed with a sharp attention to detail, which means including some facts that are rather messy. This sometimes leaves scenes feeling unfinished, but the point is that real life isn't as tidy as it is in the movies. This also means that the film never tries to build a melodramatic sense of momentum, remaining intimate and somewhat reticent, echoing Richard and Mildred's personalities. Many of the biggest scenes take place off camera, while we are instead watching these steely, softspoken people who changed American law by quietly remaining true to their love for each other. Both Negga and Edgerton deliver subtle, wrenching performances as everyday people who express their strong views mainly in telling glances and touches that say more than words ever could.

Continue reading: Loving Review

Colin Firth at the 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 28th January 2017

Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Colin Firth

Colin Firth In Talks To Join 'Mary Poppins Returns' Cast


Colin Firth Disney Emily Blunt

The cast for the hugely anticipated Disney sequel Mary Poppins Returns is beginning to take shape, with the latest reports suggesting that Colin Firth is set to sign up for a role.

According to a report in Variety on Wednesday (October 19th), English actor Firth is in negotiations with Disney to play the part of William Weatherall Wilkins of the Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, which is where the children’s father, George Banks, works in the original film.

If it comes off, Firth will be joining Emily Blunt – who is playing the magical nanny herself – plus Meryl Streep and Lin-Manuel Miranda in the cast of the big-budget movie, scheduled for release on Christmas Day 2018.

Continue reading: Colin Firth In Talks To Join 'Mary Poppins Returns' Cast

Livia Firth at the BFI London Film Festival premiere screening of 'Nocturnal Animals' held at the Odeon Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom - Friday 14th October 2016

Livia Firth and Colin Firth
Colin Firth

Colin Firth and Livia Firth at the BFI London Film Festival premiere screening of 'Nocturnal Animals' held at the Odeon Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom - Friday 14th October 2016

Colin Firth and Livia Firth
Colin Firth and Livia Firth
Colin Firth and Livia Firth
Colin Firth and Livia Firth

'Bridget Jones's Baby' Disappoints At US Box Office


Renee Zellweger Colin Firth Patrick Dempsey

Bridget Jones’s Baby had a disappointing opening weekend at the US box office, taking just $8 million in North America and coming in third place in the charts. The third film in the Bridget Jones series had faired much better overseas, topping the charts in 24 countries.

Renee Zellweger as Bridget JonesRenee Zellweger in Bridget Jones's Baby

In the UK it took $11 million in its opening weekend, becoming the best ever opening for a romantic comedy and for studio Working Title. Overall Bridget Jones’s Baby has made $30 million from 38 territories so far, including $4.2 million in Australia.

Continue reading: 'Bridget Jones's Baby' Disappoints At US Box Office

Colin Firth at the 'Bridget Jones's Baby' World Premiere held at The Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom - Monday 5th September 2016

Colin Firth
Colin Firth

Bridget Jones's Baby Trailer


Bridget has always known how to get herself into a muddle - catastrophic muddles at that - even though she's been separated from her last love, Mark, for five years it appears their journey together hasn't come to an end as yet. 

After taking advice from one of her colleagues, Bridget decides that it's time to get back on the dating scene and after deciding that the likes of Tinder aren't for her, Bridget finds herself being set up with Jack Qwant who she sees in the news room studio. 

The pair get on remarkably well and soon find themselves spending the night together. A little fun is just what Bridget needed. When she finds herself at the christening of one of her friends little girls, her and Mark are forced to be amicable towards one another but the pair fall into old habits and Bridget and he also spend the night together. 

Continue: Bridget Jones's Baby Trailer

Colin Firth - 69th Cannes Film Festival - 'Loving' - Premiere at Palais de Festivals, Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Monday 16th May 2016

Colin Firth
Colin Firth and Joel Edgerton
Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Colin Firth and Livia Giuggioli

Bridget Jones's Baby Trailer


After battling the dating scene and finally finding love with Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones is ready to take her relationship to the next stage - well, sort of. After years of thinking that Mark was all she wanted, she realises that their relationship isn't as close as it once was and decides to call it a day.

Back where she started, Bridget decides that the men in her life are just distractions, now it's time to get fully involved in her work and climb to the position she's always wanted. As things start to fall into place for Bridget, soon her love life begins to pick up speed too.

A fleeting meeting with Mr Darcy leads to the pair reuniting - temporarily at least - whilst Bridget is also being wooed by a smooth American called Jack, a man who doesn't have Darcy's prim and proper ways but is just as charming. Playing the field doesn't work out quite as easily as Bridget hoped as she falls pregnant. Now all she must do is find out which partner she wants to be with and more importantly, who the father is.

Continue: Bridget Jones's Baby Trailer

Ed Sheeran Set To Appear In 'Bridget Jones' Baby'


Ed Sheeran Renee Zellweger Colin Firth Patrick Dempsey

From million-selling singer to actor? After making an appearance in ‘Home and Away’ last month, the next stop for Ed Sheeran's acting career is the big screen, with the singer landing a cameo role in the new Bridget Jones movie.

Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Set To Appear In 'Bridget Jones' Baby'

‘Bridget Jones’ Baby’: Renee Zellweger Hires Voice Coach To Help Her Regain Her English Accent


Renee Zellweger Colin Firth Patrick Dempsey Bridget Jones Diary

Renee Zellweger has hired a voice coach to help her regain her English accent for Bridget Jones’ Baby, according to reports in a British tabloid. The 46-year-old American actor has previously played Bridget in two previous films but, in all fairness to Zellweger, it has been a while since she needed to put on Bridget’s posh accent.

Renee ZellwegerRenee Zellweger filming for Bridget Jones' Baby in London in October 2015.

Read More: Renee Zellweger Is Bridget Jones Again As Filming Begins In London [Pictures].

Continue reading: ‘Bridget Jones’ Baby’: Renee Zellweger Hires Voice Coach To Help Her Regain Her English Accent

Renee Zellweger Is Bridget Jones Again As Filming Begins In London [Pictures]


Renee Zellweger Colin Firth Patrick Dempsey

Actress Renee Zellweger has been spotted in London filming scenes for the much anticipated third Bridget Jones movie, provisionally titled Bridget Jones’ Baby. Zellweger was spotted in and around London's Borough Market filming the romantic comedy, which is slated for release some time next year.

Renee ZellwegerWhere could she be off to? Renee Zellweger filming the new Bridget Jones movie in London.

The film follows on from 2004’s Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and should bridge the gap between it and author Helen Fielding’s most recent book Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, which was released in 2013.

Continue reading: Renee Zellweger Is Bridget Jones Again As Filming Begins In London [Pictures]

Colin Firth

Colin Firth Quick Links

News Pictures Video Film Music Footage Comments Quotes RSS
Advertisement

Contactmusic 2017 Exclusive

Colin Firth

Date of birth

10th September, 1960

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.87


Advertisement
Advertisement

Colin Firth Movies

Loving Movie Review

Loving Movie Review

While this film tackles a huge issue in the history of race relations in America,...

Bridget Jones's Baby Movie Review

Bridget Jones's Baby Movie Review

As it's been 12 years since the last Bridget Jones movie, expectations aren't too high...

Bridget Jones's Baby Trailer

Bridget Jones's Baby Trailer

Bridget has always known how to get herself into a muddle - catastrophic muddles at...

Eye in the Sky Movie Review

Eye in the Sky Movie Review

Almost forensic in its approach, this smart thriller explores a drone strike from a variety...

Genius Trailer

Genius Trailer

Thomas Wolfe was a writer who was used to rejection. His constantly lengthy novels didn't...

Bridget Jones's Baby Trailer

Bridget Jones's Baby Trailer

After battling the dating scene and finally finding love with Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones is...

Kingsman: The Secret Service Movie Review

Kingsman: The Secret Service Movie Review

With virtually the same tone as they used in their superhero spoof Kick-Ass, filmmakers Matthew...

Advertisement
Magic in the Moonlight Movie Review

Magic in the Moonlight Movie Review

After the high of last year's Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen is back in playful mode...

Before I Go to Sleep Movie Review

Before I Go to Sleep Movie Review

A clever premise can't help but grab the audience's attention as this mystery-thriller plays with...

Before I Go to Sleep Trailer

Before I Go to Sleep Trailer

Christine Lucas is suffering from a complicated form of amnesia whereby she cannot remember anything...

Devil's Knot Movie Review

Devil's Knot Movie Review

Based on the events documented in West of Memphis and the Paradise Lost trilogy, this...

Arthur & Mike Trailer

Arthur & Mike Trailer

Wallace Avery is struggling with the hardships that life is throwing at him; a boring...

Devil's Knot Trailer

Devil's Knot Trailer

Devil's Knot is a biographical thriller drama based on the events of the West Memphis...

Magic In The Moonlight Trailer

Magic In The Moonlight Trailer

Stanley is a talented magician who goes by the name of Wei Ling Soo professionally,...

Advertisement
Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.