September 10, 1960 in the village of Grayshott (Hampshire, England). Father – David Norman Lewis Firth, history teacher at St Alfred’s College. Mother – Shirley Jean (Dev. Rolls), teacher of religion in the same educational institution. The sister is Keith, a speech therapist who specializes in various speech problems. Brother – Jonathan, actor.
Often the future actor’s childhood was spent in Nigeria, where his parents taught. The family then lived in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating from high school, Firth entered Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, where he became interested in literature and theatrical arts.
In 1982, after graduating from college, the future artist moved to London and began working as a cloakroom attendant at the National Youth Theater, while making useful contacts. Then Colin went to study at the Drama Center in London.
Colin Firth: “I never had the slightest chance of getting into university anyway. I was an extremely lazy youth. He hated and despised all kinds of authority and power. Not that I smashed everything around and fought, but got drunk and dabbled in drugs. He grew long hair, pierced his ear, strummed his guitar in a far from being the most successful rock band. And I read ” The quote is taken from “Moviesda”
In 1984, Colin Firth made his screen debut in the television film Lady of the Camellias. In the same year, the actor played a role in the film “Another Country”.
In 1990, Firth had a son, William, by actress Meg Tilly, whom he had met a year earlier on the set of Valmont. In 1994, the couple decided to part ways.
Colin Firth: “At first sight I fell in love with Mag Tilly. We lived for five years in a remote village, far from civilization, and were happy if not for my acting itch. Our breakup was one of the most painful experiences of my life. Thank God, I managed to maintain a good relationship with our son ”
The first fame came to the actor in 1995 after the role of Mr. Darcy in the television adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice.
In 1997, Firth married director and producer Livia Judjolly. In marriage, their sons Luca (2001) and Matteo (2003) were born.
Colin Firth: “We have lived with Libya for 15 years and are still crazy about each other. Perhaps, for me personally, to avoid all sorts of temptations helps the ability to understand in time – no matter how beautiful the lady who makes eyes at me is, she can hardly compare with my wife. I’m lucky – I’m married to a beautiful woman. My wife – the most beautiful woman in the world, there is no doubt ”
Colin Firth became widely known for the role of George Falconer in the drama directed by Tom Ford “A Single Man” (2010). For this work, the artist was awarded the Volpi Cup at the Venice International Film Festival, as well as the prestigious BAFTA prize in the Best Actor nomination.
In 2011, Firth played King George VI trying to overcome stuttering in the historical film The King’s Speech by Tom Hooper. This role earned Colin the most prestigious Oscars, Golden Globes and BAFTA awards for Best Actor.
Among the famous films by Colin Firth are such films and TV series as: “Valmont” (1989), “The English Patient” (1996), “Makitah” (1998), “Bridget Jones’ Diary” (2001), “Girl with a Pearl Earring” (2003), “Love Actually” (2003), “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason” (2004), “My Terrible Nanny” (2005), “Mamma Mia!” (2008), Dorian Gray (2009), Spy Get Out! (2011), Gambit (2012), Retribution (2013), Before I Sleep (2014), Moonlight Magic (2014), etc.
For the role of a super spy in Matthew Vaughn’s film Kingsman: The Secret Service ”(2014) Colin Firth mastered the technique of martial arts, choreography and possession of melee weapons.
Colin Firth: “All this torment began in my own garden: squats, somersaults, so-called lunges – with everything in the world, from dumbbells to weapons. Then there are all kinds of martial arts and even choreography. And at the end of the course I became a different person, ”
▪ Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Ensemble for Shakespeare in Love (1999)
▪ European Academy Award for Best Actor for Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
▪ Special Volpi Cup at Venice International Film Festival Best Actor for Lonely Man (2009)
▪ London Critics Circle Film Awards British Actor of the Year for Lonely Man (2010)
▪ BAFTA Best Actor for Single Man (2010)
▪ Academy Award for Best Actor for The King’s Speech (2011)
▪ Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for The King’s Speech (2011)
▪ BAFTA Award for Best Actor for The King’s Speech (2011)
▪ European Film Academy Award for Best Actor for The King’s Speech (2011)
▪ London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year for The King’s Speech (2011)
▪ Screen Actors Guild Awards “Best Actor for The King’s Speech (2011)
▪ Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2011)
Spouse – Livia Judjolly, producer and director (married in 1997)
Son – William (1990), from the novel with Mag Tilly
Son – Luka (2001), from Livia Judjolly
Son – Oacian (2003), from Livia Judjolly
Meg Tilly, actress
Jennifer Eli, actress