The biography of Colin FirthColin Andrew Firth – the British actor, recognized the sex-symbol of Britain during the mid-90s. He rose to fame thanks to his Mr. Darcy's role in the mini-series «Pride and Prejudice» based on Jane Austen’s novel. Another one of his heroes (ironically, Darcy as well) from «Bridget Jones’s Diary» became an icon at the beginning of the 2000s. His leading role in «The King’s Speech» earned him an Oscar for the «Best Actor» category. Net worth: $25 million.
ChildhoodEven though Colin Firth was born in a seemingly ordinary British family, to lecturers of religion and history, Shirley Jean and David Norman Firth, his happy childhood was like no other. Together with his grandparents, who were British Christian missionaries, he traveled all across Nigeria, then lived for some time in St. Louis, after which he returned to his parents in the small English town of Winchester.
Acting careerUnfortunately, his experience acting at the drama club was not enough for him to be accepted as an actor at the theater. For some time, he was working in the wardrobe department, peaking into the stage during performances and wished that someday, he would similarly hold his audience on the edge of their seats. At that time, he lived so poorly that he could only afford to move around on foot. Coming back to his dull room on rent, he sat on his bed, strumming his guitar and thinking all the ways the odds could turn in his favor.
The elegant movie with hidden eroticism and fear of new love, the movie «Girl with a Pearl Earring» was based on Tracy Chevalier’s novel. Here, Colin Firth paired up with Scarlett Johansson played out brilliantly the story of the creation of Johannes Vermeer’s renowned masterpiece. The passion of his hero, desolated and antisocial painter, for the modest maid, was obvious in every gaze, gesture, movement. «Not many would agree to take up a role solely based on gazing!» – critics exclaimed exhilarated.
In his 50s, Colin Firth everything he dreamed of: renowned actor, elegant and charming idol for women all around the globe, BAFTA and Golden Globe laureate, the pride of Britain... And now, the Oscar he was so longing for has been added to his achievements, for Best Actor in the biographical movie «King’s Speech».
In 2015, he appeared in front of the viewers as special agent Harry Hart, in the action-packed comedy «Kingsman», and then he played a soviet intelligence officer taken prisoner in the historical drama «Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy».
Colin Firth’s personal lifeColin Firth is an adamant family man. In this youth, he married actress Meg Tilly hurriedly, whom he met on the set of «Valmont».
In fact, in the Firth dynasty, there is another actor. And that is Colin’s younger brother, Jonathan Firth. Even though he is not as popular as his brother, Jonathan has also played some interesting roles, such as Girolamo Aleandro in the historical drama «Luther».