Colin Firth

BirthDay:

10 Sep 1960

BirthPlace:

Grayshott, Hampshire, England, UK

BirthName:

Colin Andrew Firth

Bio:

Colin Andrew Firth was born into an academic family in Grayshott, Hampshire, England. His mother, Shirley Jean (Rolles), was a comparative religion lecturer at the Open University, and his father, David Norman Lewis Firth, lectured on history at Winchester University College (formerly King Alfred's College) in Winchester, and worked on education for the Nigerian government. His grandparents were missionaries. His siblings Katie Firth and Jonathan Firth are also actors.

Firth's first acting experience came in infant's school when he played "Jack Frost" in a Christmas pantomime. Three of his four grandparents were Methodist missionaries and he spent his early childhood in Nigeria, returning to England at age five where he entered a comprehensive school in Winchester. He spent two years at the Drama Centre London in Chalk Farm where he was "discovered" while playing "Hamlet" during his final term. His first professional role was as "Bennet" in the West End production of "Another Country". From this performance, he was chosen to play the character of "Judd" in the movie of the play. He went on to play a variety of character parts in both film and television. For his portrayal of "Robert Lawrence" in the 1989 TV production Tumbledown (1988), he received the Royal Television Society Best Actor award and also a BAFTA nomination. He also received a BAFTA nomination for "Mr. Darcy" in the 1995 TV version of Pride and Prejudice (1995). In 2011, he won the Oscar for Best Actor for his commanding leading role, playing British King George VI in The King's Speech (2010).
Filmography

Actor ( 132 credits )

Mary Poppins Returns (2018) William Weatherall Wilkins
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Harry Hart (rumored)
The Mercy (2017) Donald Crowhurst
Kursk (2017) (rumored)
Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Mark Darcy
Genius (2016) Max Perkins
Eye in the Sky (2015)
Paddington (2014) Paddington (voice)
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) Harry Hart
Before I Go to Sleep (2014) Ben Lucas
Magic in the Moonlight (2014) Stanley
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Devil's Knot (2013) Ron Lax
The Railway Man (2013) Eric
Gambit (2012) Harry Deane
Arthur Newman (2012) Arthur Newman
Stars in Shorts (2012) Steve
Earth's Most Threatened Tribe (2012) Himself
Katie (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) Bill Haydon
Der Weg des Ruhms (2011)
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
The Big Picture (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Piers Morgan Tonight (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Lykke (2011)  Jamie Bennett (archive footage) (1 episode, 2011)
King George VI: The Man Behind the King's Speech (2011)
Steve (2010) Steve
The People Speak UK (2010) Himself
Main Street (2010) Gus Leroy
The King's Speech (2010) King George VI
Daybreak (2010)  Himself - Vanity Fair Party (1 episode, 2012)
The Many Faces of... (2010)  Lord Wessex (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode,
In Character With... (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Dorian Gray (2009) Lord Henry Wotton
St Trinian's II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (2009) Geoffrey Thwaites
A Christmas Carol (2009) Fred
A Single Man (2009) George
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
The Jay Leno Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The 7PM Project (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Live from Studio Five (2009)  Himself (7 episodes, 2009-2010)
A Summer in Genoa (2008) Joe
The Accidental Husband (2008) Richard
Mamma Mia! (2008) Harry
Easy Virtue (2008) Mr. Whittaker
VTV Interviews (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Then She Found Me (2007) Frank
When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007) Blake
The Last Legion (2007) Aurelius
St. Trinian's (2007) Geoffrey Thwaites
Xposé (2007)  Himself (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Rencontres de cinéma (2007)  Himself (3 episodes, 2012-2015)
An Island's Legacy: Preparing for TT (2007) Himself (archive footage)
9am with David & Kim (2006)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2008)
Nanny McPhee (2005) Mr. Brown
Where the Truth Lies (2005) Vince
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009-2013)
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) Mark Darcy
Trauma (2004) Ben
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Himself (3 episodes, 2010-2012)
Mioch versus Goderie (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Love Actually (2003) Jamie
Hope Springs (2003) Colin Ware
Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) Johannes Vermeer
What a Girl Wants (2003) Henry Dashwood
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2006-2012)
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002) John 'Jack' Worthing
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
VH1 Cast Party (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Fourplay (2001) Allen Portland
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) Mark Darcy
Relative Values (2000) Peter Ingleton
Breakfast (2000)  Himself - Actor / ... (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
Blackadder Back & Forth (1999) William Shakespeare
The Secret Laughter of Women (1999) Matthew Field
My Life So Far (1999) Edward
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
The Early Show (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Shakespeare in Love (1998) Lord Wessex
Fever Pitch (1997) Paul Ashworth
A Thousand Acres (1997) Jess Clark
The View (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2008)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
At the IFC Center (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
The English Patient (1996) Geoffrey Clifton
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (6 episodes, 2002-2014)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Circle of Friends (1995) Simon Westward
Playmaker (1994) Ross Talbert / Michael Condren
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
The Advocate (1993) Richard Courtois
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2014)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Mad at the Moon (1992) Barber (uncredited)
Getaway (1992)  Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy (1 episode, 2006)
Performance (1992)  Charles Holroyd / ... (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
Gomorron (1992)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2001-2010)
Femme Fatale (1991) Joseph Prince
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest / ... (3 episodes, 2010-2014)
Breakfast with the Arts (1991)  Himself (4 episodes, 1999-2003)
Wings of Fame (1990) Brian Smith
Valmont (1989) Valmont
Apartment Zero (1988) Adrian LeDuc
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (8 episodes, 2001-2014)
This Morning (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Play on One (1988)  Alan (1 episode, 1991)
ITV Lunchtime News (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
A Month in the Country (1987) Birkin
Weekend Today (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987)  Stephen Whalby (3 episodes, 1994)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2004-2011)
Nineteen Nineteen (1985) Young Alexander
Another Country (1984) Tommy Judd
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (3 episodes, 2008-2010)
Wogan (1982)  Himself (1 episode, 1988)
Wetten, dass..? (1981)  Mark Darcy (1 episode, 2004)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (5 episodes, 2008-2010)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Host (1 episode, 2004)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2014)
Arena (1975)  Himself - Narrator / ... (2 episodes, 1985-2010)
Crown Court (1972)  PC Franklin (1 episode, 1984)
Parkinson (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005)
60 Minutes (1968)  Himself - Actor (segment "The King's Speech") (2 episo
The Money Programme (1966)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Today (1952)  Himself (6 episodes, 2001-2008)
The Happy Prince (0) Reggie

Producer ( 6 credits )

Loving (2016) producer
Eye in the Sky (2015) producer
The People Speak UK (2010) executive producer
Bondage for Freedom (2009) executive producer
In Prison My Whole Life (2007) executive producer
The Happy Prince (0) co-producer

Writer ( 2 credits )

The People Speak UK (2010) (creator)
The Department of Nothing (2007) (short story)

Director ( 1 credit )

The People Speak UK (2010)