Colin Firth - Details

Biography

Colin FirthFirth became known to television audiences worldwide - and sent women swooning - as Mr Darcy in the acclaimed 1995 BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's novel "Pride and Prejudice", for which he received a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor.

Most recently he has been seen in Noel Coward's "Relative Values" opposite Julie Andrews in which he played against type as her bitchy gay cousin, receiving excellent reviews.

Firth made his London stage debut in the West End production of "Another Country" playing Benett and went on to reprise the role of Judd in the 1984 film version. He went on to star in films including "A Month in the Country" opposite Kenneth Branagh and Natasha Richardson and "Valmont", Milos Forman's 1989 adaptation of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses. "

Other important television work includes the central role in the controversial "Tumbledown", also for the BBC which won him another BAFTA nomination, and the role of John McCarthy in the highly acclaimed 1993 "Hostages".

Some of Firth's most notable recent roles include John Madden's "Shakespeare in Love" opposite Gwyneth Paltrow and Anthony Minghella's "The English Patient", with Ralph Fiennes and Kristin Scott-Thomas - both of which won the Best Picture Academy Award. He played the male lead in the film adaptation of Nick Hornby's popular book "Fever Pitch" and has starred in "Apartment Zero" and "My Life So Far".

Events

  • 10th September 1960 - Birth