Colin Firth

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  • Birth Name: Colin Andrew Firth
  • Birth Place: Grayshott, Hampshire, England
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Grandmother was an ordained minister in the 1930s.
  • Lived in Nigeria until the age of 4.
  • In the book Bridget Jones's Diary, the main character is obsessed with Firth and his role of Mr. Darcy in the 1995 BBC miniseries Pride and Prejudice.  Firth was later cast in the 2001 film adaptation as Mark Darcy.
  • His short story, "The Department of Nothing," was included in a 2001 anthology titled Speaking with the Angel.
  • Sings in several of his films, including The Importance of Being Earnest (2002) and Mamma Mia! (2008).
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011.
  • Named a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2011.

Awards

  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2010, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2009, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2002, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2010, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actor: Winner
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2011, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actor: Winner
  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2010, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2011, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 2010, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Nominee
  • 2011, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor: Winner
  • 2009, Venice Film Festival — Best Actor: Winner
  • 2010, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 2004, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee

Relationships

  • Livia Giuggioli — Wife
  • Meg Tilly — Ex-significant Other
  • William Firth — Son
  • Shirley Firth — Mother
  • Jennifer Ehle — Ex-significant Other
  • Kate — Sister
  • Mateo — Son
  • David Firth — Father
  • Jonathan Firth — Brother
  • Luca — Son

College

  • Attended Drama Centre, London, England

Details

  • Birth Name: Colin Andrew Firth
  • Birth Place: Grayshott, Hampshire, England
  • Profession: Actor

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