Colin Firth young
September 10, 1960
6 ft 1 in | 187 cm
76 kg | 167.5 lbs
43 in | 109 cm
12 US | 45 EU
34 in | 86 cm
Colin Andrew Firth was born in Grayshott, Hampshire, England, U.K., on September 10, 1960, is an English actor. Young Colin Firth first started performing in infant's school Christmas pantomime, in role as "Jack Frost". He attended drama workshops from the age of 10.
He landed his professional stage debut in the West End production of "Another Country" (1983), in role as Guy Bennett.
He got his television debut in ITV courtroom drama series Crown Court (1984) in episode "Citizens: Part 1", in role as PC Franklin. He made his big screen debut in romantic historical drama movie Another Country (1984) in role as Tommy Judd.
Colin's breakthrough performance came as Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy in the British television drama series Pride and Prejudice (1995).
The Secret Garden (2020) fantasy in role as Archibald Craven, with Julie Walters
1917 (2019) drama war, opposite Andrew Scott, Richard Madden and Benedict Cumberbatch
He won the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as King George VI in drama history film The King's Speech (2010).
He portrayed Mark Darcy in romantic comedy films:
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
He played Harry Hart / Galahad in action spy comedy movies:
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and he won a BAFTA Award for his role as George Falconer in drama film A Single Man (2009).
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) spy thriller opposite Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch
The English Patient (1996) romantic war drama opposite Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas and Juliette Binoche
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002) romantic comedy drama with Rupert Everett, Reese Witherspoon and Judi Dench
Girl With a Pearl Earring (2003) romantic drama opposite Scarlett Johansson and Cillian Murphy
Valmont (1989) drama with Annette Bening and Fairuza Balk
Circle of Friends (1995) drama opposite Minnie Driver and Chris O'Donnell
A Christmas Carol (2009) drama fantasy with Jim Carrey and Gary Oldman
Magic in the Moonlight (2014) romantic comedy opposite Emma Stone and directed by Woody Allen
Another Country (1984) romantic historical drama with Rupert Everett
Gambit (2012) crime comedy opposite Cameron Diaz and Alan Rickman
Shakespeare in Love (1998) romantic comedy drama with Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes and Ben Affleck
Genius (2016) biographical drama opposite Jude Law and Nicole Kidman
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) musical fantasy with Emily Blunt
The Happy Prince (2018) biographical drama opposite Rupert Everett
Mamma Mia! (2008) and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) musical romantic comedy in role as Harry Bright
He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Wilhelm Stuckart in BBC / HBO war film Conspiracy (2001).
He was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor for his role as Robert Lawrence in BBC Television drama movie Tumbledown (1988).
He was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor for his role as Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy in British television drama series Pride and Prejudice (1995).
Lost Empires (1986) miniseries in role as Richard Herncastle
He played John McCarthy in HBO drama film Hostages (1992).
Nostromo (1997) drama miniseries in role as Charles Gould
He portrayed Allen Portland in HBO romantic comedy movie Fourplay (2001).
Attended the Montgomery of Alamein Secondary School (now Kings' School) in Winchester, Hampshire.
Studied at the Barton Peveril Sixth Form College in Eastleigh and at Drama Centre London.
Has English, Scottish and Northern Irish ancestry.
Has a sister, Kate and a brother, Jonathan.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6714 Hollywood Boulevard in 2011.
Good friends with actresses Emily Blunt and Julianne Moore.
Supporter of Survival International and Refugee Council.
His movies have grossed over $3 billion worldwide.
Lives in Chiswick, London and Umbria, Italy.
He was in a relationship with actresses Meg Tilly (1989-1994), they have a son.
He married Italian film producer and director Livia Giuggioli in 1997, they have two sons.
He dated Jennifer Ehle (1994-1995).
Most actors will tell you they have some sort of dream of doing something other than what they're doing.
I work with the options I have in front of me and my reasons for choosing a job can vary enormously depending on the circumstances. Sometimes I take a job because it's a group of people I'm dying to work with, and sometimes it can be a desire to shake things up a bit and not to take myself too seriously.
One of the things that makes you want to be an actor, speaking only for myself, is that there's something infantile about it. You're suspending disbelief, pretending and entering into a story world.
I have a kind of neutrality, physically, which has helped me. I have a face that can be made to look a lot better or a lot worse, depending on how I want it to look.
I like playing strange characters. Some people might say it has something to do with a hidden part of myself, but I think it's a lot simpler than that: normal people are just not very interesting.
If you don't mind haunting the margins, I think there is more freedom there.
Whenever you take on playing a villain, he has to cease to be a villain to you. If you judge this man by his time, he's doing very little wrong.