Colin Firth Biography (1960-)

Born September 10, 1960, in Grayshott, Hampshire, England; son of David (a college history lecturer) and Shirley (a university lecturer in comparative religion) Firth; brother of Jonathan Firth (an actor) and Kate Firth (a vocal coach); married Livia Giuggioli (a film producer), June 21, 1997; children: Luca (son), Mateo; (with actress Meg Tilly) William. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
September 10, 1960
Grayshott, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Tommy Judd, Another Country, Orion, 1984
  • Young Alexander, 1919, British Film Institute/Channel 4, 1984
  • Tom Birkin, A Month in the Country, Orion, 1987
  • Adrian LeDuc, Apartment Zero, Skouras, 1988
  • Vicomte DeValmont (title role), Valmont, Orion, 1990
  • Brian Smith, Wings of Fame, Cannon, 1990
  • Joseph "Joe" Prince, Femme Fatale (also known as Fatal Woman), 1991
  • Richard Courtois, The Advocate (also known as The Hour of the Pig), Miramax, 1994
  • Ross Talbert/Michael Condren, Playmaker (also known as PrivateTeacher), Odyssey Entertainment, 1994
  • Simon Westward, Circle of Friends (also known as Good Girls), Savoy Pictures, 1995
  • Geoffrey Clifton, The English Patient, Miramax, 1996
  • Paul Ashworth, Fever Pitch, Film Four Distributors, 1997
  • Jess Clark, A Thousand Acres, Buena Vista, 1997
  • Lord Wessex, Shakespeare in Love, Miramax, 1998
  • Matthew Field, The Secret Laughter of Women, Optimum Releasing, 1998
  • Edward Pettigrew, My Life So Far, Miramax, 1999
  • Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones's Diary (also known as Le journal deBridget Jones), Miramax, 2001
  • Jack Worthing, The Importance of Being Earnest (also known as L'importance d'etre constant), Miramax, 2002
  • Colin Ware, Hope Springs, Buena Vista, 2003
  • Lord Henry Dashwood, What a Girl Wants, Warner Bros., 2003
  • Johannes Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Lions Gate Films, 2003
  • Jamie, Love Actually, Universal, 2003
  • Ben, Trauma, Warner Bros., 2004
  • Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Miramax, 2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Richard Herncastle, Lost Empires, Granada (England), 1985-1986, then on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1987
  • Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," BBC (England), 1995, then Arts and Entertainment, 1996
  • Charles Gould, Nostromo (also known as Joseph Conrad's Nostromo and Nostromo--Der Schatz in den Bergen), BBC, 1996, then PBS, 1997
  • William Shakespeare, Blackadder Back & Forth, PBS, 1999
  • Movies
  • Armand Duval, Camille, CBS, 1984
  • Colin Craven as an adult, The Secret Garden, CBS, 1987
  • Lieutenant Robert Lawrence, Tumbledown, BBC (England), 1987, thenArts and Entertainment, 1990
  • Alan, Out of the Blue, BBC, 1991
  • John McCarthy, Hostages, Granada (England), 1992, then on HBO Showcase, HBO, 1993
  • Stephen Whalby, Master of the Moor (also known as The Ruth Rendell Mysteries: Master of the Moor), Meridian (England), 1993, then U.S. broadcast, 1994
  • Freddie Page, The Deep Blue Sea, BBC, 1994
  • Charles Holroyd, The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd, 1995
  • The master, "The Turn of the Screw," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1999
  • Title role, Donovan Quick, BBC, 1999
  • Peter Ingleton, Relative Values, Starz!, 2000
  • Dr. Wilhelm Stuckart, Conspiracy, HBO, 2001
  • Allen Portland, Londinium, Cinemax, 2001
  • Specials
  • Neil Truelove, Dutch Girls, London Weekend Television (England), 1985
  • Rene Wilcox, "Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Pat Hobby Teamed with Genius" (also known as "Pat Hobby Teamed with Genius"), Great Performances,PBS, 1987
  • "Milos Forman: Portrait," American Masters, PBS, 1989
  • Windmills on the Clyde: Making "Donovan Quick," BBC (England), 2000
  • We Know Where You Live (also known as Amnesty International's We Know Where You Live Live!), Channel 4 (England), 2001
  • Judi Dench: A BAFTA Tribute, BBC, 2002
  • Interviewee, Forever Ealing, TCM, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Guest, RI:SE, 2003
  • Stage Appearances
  • (London debut) Guy Bennett, Another Country, Queen's Theatre, 1981
  • Dubedat, The Doctor's Dilemma, Churchill Theatre, Bromley, England, 1984
  • Felix, The Lonely Road, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1985
  • Eben, Desire under the Elms, Greenwich Theatre, London, 1987
  • Aston, The Caretaker, Comedy Theatre, London, 1991
  • Chatsky; or, The Importance of Being Stupid, Almeida Theater, London, 1993
  • Walker and Ned, Three Days of Rain, Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London, 1999-2000
  • Title role, Hamlet, London, 2001
  • Radio Appearances
  • Richard II, Two Planks and a Passion, BBC (England), 1986
  • Rupert Brooke, The One before the Last, BBC, 1987
  • RECORDINGS
  • Audio Books
  • Narrator, Comeback, Random Century Audio Books, 1992
  • WRITINGS
  • Author of a short story, "The Department of Nothing," anthologized in Speaking with the Angel, compiled by Nick Hornby, 2000.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Daily Telegraph, February 26, 1999; March 22, 2000; April 3, 2001
    • Empire, Issue 94, 1997, pp. 68-70, 72
    • Evening Standard, June 12, 2000
    • Harper's Bazaar, May, 1996, p. 168
    • New York Times, January 15, 1996
    • People Weekly, February 5, 1996, p. 128; February 8, 1999, pp. 73-74, 76; May 14, 2001, p. 179
    • Premiere, Volume 5, issue 3, 1997, pp. 22-23

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