Colin Firth Biography
Colin Firth (born Colin Andrew Firth) is an English actor well known for his portrayal of King George VI in ‘The King’s Speech,’ for which he received an Academy Award and several other accolades. He has received numerous honors, including a Golden Globe Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, two European Film Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, and the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival. In 2010, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of King George VI in Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech.
Colin Firth Age
Firth is 61 years old as of 2021. He was born on 10 September 1960 in Grayshott, Hampshire, England. He celebrates his birthday every 10th of September.
Colin Firth Height
He stands at a height of 1.87 m.
Colin Firth Family
Firth was born in the Hampshire village of Grayshott to Shirley Jean (née Rolles), a comparative religion lecturer at King Alfred’s College (now the University of Winchester), and David Norman Lewis Firth, a history lecturer at King Alfred’s and an education officer for the Nigerian government. Firth is the eldest of three siblings; his sister Kate is a voice coach and actress, and his brother Jonathan is also an actor. His paternal grandfather was an Anglican priest, and his maternal grandparents were Congregationalist ministers.
Colin Firth Wife | Married
In 1989, Firth began a relationship with Meg Tilly, his co-star in Valmont. The couple was blessed with a son William Joseph Firth, who was born in 1990. The two later broke up in 1994. William is also an actor, appearing with his father in Bridget Jones’s Baby in 2016. In 1997 Firth married Italian producer Livia Giuggioli. They have two sons, Luca and Matteo. The two later separated in 2019.
Colin Firth Sons
He has three sons, William Joseph Firth, who was born in 1990 the eldest and also an actor as the father, Luca, and Matteo from his latest relationship with partner Livia Giuggioli.
Colin Firth Salary
The English actor has an estimated salary of $ 4,00,000 per year.
Colin Firth Net Worth
Colin has an estimated net worth of $25 million which he has earned through his successful career as an actor.
Colin Firth Education
When he returned to the United Kingdom, he attended Montgomery of Alamein Secondary School, where he struggled to fit in. He was constantly bullied by his classmates, and as a result, he lost interest in his studies.
Colin Firth Career
His first job was in the National Theatre’s wardrobe department. Following this experience, he went on to study at the Drama Centre London, where he began appearing in stage productions. He played Hamlet in the Drama Centre production, which drew the attention of playwright Julian Mitchell, who cast him as Tommy Judd in the 1983 stage production ‘Another Country.’ He made his film debut in 1984, reprising the same role in the film adaptation of the play. In 1988, he played real-life soldier Robert Lawrence in the BBC drama ‘Tumbledown,’ about a brave soldier who is severely injured at the Battle of Mount Tumbledown. His performance received a lot of praise.
In 1995, he landed his breakthrough role. He was cast as the haughty aristocrat Mr. Darcy in a television adaptation of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ which gave him the recognition he deserved. He rose to the status of a sex symbol as a result of this role.
He portrayed Lord Wessex in the 1998 romantic comedy-drama ‘Shakespeare in Love,’ which depicted Shakespeare’s love affair while he was writing a play. It is a work of fiction, though there are numerous references to the real-life playwright’s life. He was afraid of being typecast as an aloof sex symbol as a result of his popularity as Mr. Darcy and wanted to play a variety of roles. However, it was a fate he couldn’t avoid, and he was cast as a brooding and cold hunk in the 2001 film adaptation of ‘Bridget Jones’ Diary.’
In 2003, he was a member of the ensemble cast of the Christmas-themed film ‘Love Actually,’ which explored the various aspects of love through ten interwoven stories. For him, 2009 was a memorable year. Firth played a gay professor who has been depressed since the death of his lover eight years ago in Tom Ford’s directorial debut. He received several awards for his performance in this role.
In 2010, he portrayed King George VI in the epic historical drama ‘The King’s Speech.’ The plot revolves around King George’s attempts to overcome his stammer. The busy actor is currently working on several films, including ‘Magic in the Moonlight,’ ‘Before I Go To Sleep,’ and ‘The Secret Service,’ all of which are set for release.
Colin Firth Red Nose Day Actually
He starred in the film portraying Jamie, its a part of the fundraising event, The film was first broadcast on BBC One on 24 March 2017 as a part of Red Nose Day.
Colin Firth Born Equal
Colin starred in the film playing the role of Mark, the film resolves around exploring aspects of poverty, race, inequality, homelessness, immigration, and class in modern Britain by following the stories – at times intertwining – of several people living in London. The film was released on 17 December 2006.
Colin Firth Books
- 2012- The People Speak: Voices that Changed Britain
- 2012- The People Speak: Democracy is Not a Spectator Sports Colin Firth
- 2002- Speaking with the Angel
Colin Firth Movies and TV Shows
- 2010 The King’s Speech
- 2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
- 2012 Stars in Shorts
- 2013 Arthur Newman 2014 Devil’s Knot
- 2015 Kingsman: The Secret Service
- 2016 Genius Maxwell Perkins
- 2017 Kingsman: The Golden Circle
- 2018 Kursk
- 2019 Greed
- 2020 The Secret Garden
- 2021 Mothering Sunday
- 2022 Operation Mincemeat Ewen Montagu
- 1991 Out of the Blue Alan
- 1992 Hostages
- 1994 Master of the Moor
- 1995 Pride and Prejudice
- 1997 Nostromo
- 1999 Blackadder: Back & Forth
- 2000 Donovan Quick Donovan Quick
- 2001 Conspiracy
- 2006 Born Equal
- 2017 Red Nose Day Actually