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Colin Firth is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Co-Producer British born on 10 september 1960 at Grayshott (United-kingdom)

Colin Firth

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Birth name Colin Andrew Firth
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 10 september 1960 (59 years) at Grayshott (United-kingdom)
Awards Academy Award for Best Actor, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Colin Andrew Firth, CBE (born 10 September 1960) is an English actor. His films have grossed more than $3 billion from 42 releases worldwide. He has received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, two BAFTAs and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as the Volpi Cup. His most notable and acclaimed role to date has been his 2010 portrayal of King George VI in The King's Speech, a performance that earned him an Oscar and multiple worldwide best actor awards.

Identified in the late 1980s with the "Brit Pack" of rising, young British actors, it was not until Firth's portrayal of Mr. Darcy in the 1995 television adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice that he received more widespread attention. This led to roles in films such as The English Patient, Bridget Jones's Diary (for which he was nominated for a BAFTA), Shakespeare in Love and Love Actually. In 2009 he received widespread critical acclaim for his leading role in A Single Man, for which Firth gained his first Academy Award nomination, and won a BAFTA Award. He starred in the action spy comedy Kingsman: The Secret Service in 2014, which was a commercial success and received generally positive reviews.

In 2011, Firth received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was also selected as one of the Time 100. He was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Winchester in 2007, and was made a Freeman of the City of London in 2012.
Firth has campaigned for the rights of indigenous tribal peoples and is a member of Survival International. He has also campaigned on issues of asylum seekers and refugees' rights and the environment. Firth commissioned and is credited as a co-author on a scientific paper on a study into the differences in brain structure between people of differing political orientations.

Biography

In 1989, he began a relationship with Meg Tilly, his co-star in Valmont and, in 1990, they had a son, William "Will" Joseph Firth. The family moved to the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Firth's acting career slowed down until they broke up in 1994, and his return to the UK. Firth remains in contact with Will and with Tilly's two other children. In 1997, Firth married Italian film producer and director Livia Firth (née Giuggioli). They have two sons, Luca (born March 2001) and Matteo (born August 2003). The family now live in both Chiswick, London and Umbria, Italy. Firth started to learn Italian when he and Giuggioli began to date and is now fluent in the language. Firth is a supporter of Arsenal F.C.

Firth was awarded an honorary degree on 19 October 2007 from the University of Winchester. On 13 January 2011, he was presented with the 2,429th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In April 2011, Time magazine included Firth in its list of the world's 100 Most Influential People. Firth was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2011 Birthday Honours for services to drama, and made a Freeman of the City of London on 8 March 2012.


Activism
Firth has been a long-standing supporter of Survival International, a non-governmental organisation that defends the rights of tribal peoples. Speaking in 2001, he said, "My interest in tribal peoples goes back many years... and I have supported [Survival] ever since." In 2003, during the promotion of the film Love Actually, he spoke in defence of the tribal people of Botswana, condemning the Botswana government's eviction of the Gana and Gwi people (San) from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. He says of the San, "These people are not the remnants of a past era who need to be brought up to date. Those who are able to continue to live on the land that is rightfully theirs are facing the 21st century with a confidence that many of us in the so-called developed world can only envy." He has also backed a Survival International campaign to press the Brazilian government to take more decisive action in defence of the Awá-Guajá people, whose land and livelihood is critically threatened by the actions of loggers.

As a supporter of the Refugee Council, Firth was involved in a campaign to stop the deportation of a group of 42 Congolese asylum seekers, expressing concerns in open letters to The Independent and The Guardian that they faced being murdered on their return to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Firth said "To me it's just basic civilisation to help people. I find this incredibly painful to see how we dismiss the most desperate people in our society. It's easily done. It plays to the tabloids, to the Middle-England xenophobes. It just makes me furious. And all from a government we once had such high hopes for". Four of the asylum seekers were given a last-minute reprieve from deportation.

Firth along with other celebrities has been involved in the Oxfam global campaign Make Trade Fair, focusing on trade practices seen as especially unfair to third world producers including dumping, high import tariffs, and labour rights. He has further contributed to this cause by opening (with a few collaborators) an eco-friendly shop in West London, Eco. The shop offers fair trade and eco-friendly goods, as well as expert advice on making spaces more energy efficient. In October 2009 at the London Film Festival, Firth launched a film and political activism website, Brightwide, along with his wife Livia.

During the 2010 General Election, Firth announced his support for the Liberal Democrats, having previously been a Labour supporter, citing asylum and refugees' rights as a key reason for his change in affiliation. In December 2010, Firth publicly dropped his support of the Liberal Democrats, citing their U-turn on tuition fees as one of the key reasons for his disillusionment. He also said that while he no longer supports the Liberal Democrats, he is currently without an affiliation. Firth appeared in literature to support changing the British electoral system from first-past-the-post to alternative vote for electing members of parliament to the House of Commons in the unsuccessful Alternative Vote referendum in 2011. In 2011, he stated despite playing King George VI in the King's Speech, he is a republican.

In 2009 Firth joined the 10:10 project, supporting the movement calling for people to reduce their carbon footprint. In 2010 Colin endorsed the "Roots & Shoots" education programme in the UK run by the Jane Goodall Institute (UK).

Best films

Mamma Mia! (2008)
(Actor)
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
(Actor)
The King's Speech (2010)
(Actor)
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
(Actor)
A Christmas Carol (2009)
(Actor)
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Colin Firth (75 films)

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The Secret Garden
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Actors Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Maeve Dermody
Roles Lord Archibald Craven

Nouvelle adaptation du roman homonyme de Frances Hodgson Burnett, dans lequel une jeune orpheline se lie d'amitié avec un garçon handicapé de son âgé. Tous les deux découvrent un jardin secret et magique, qui semble guérir un peu plus Colin à chaque visite.
1917
1917 (2019)

Directed by Sam Mendes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Historical
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée
Actors George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Richard Madden, Andrew Scott, Colin Firth
Roles General Erinmore
Rating83% 4.1955254.1955254.1955254.1955254.195525
Au plus fort de la Première Guerre mondiale, Schofield et Blake, deux jeunes soldats britanniques, reçoivent une mission vraisemblablement impossible. Dans une course contre le temps, ils vont devoir traverser le territoire ennemi et délivrer un message qui pourra stopper une attaque mortelle contre environ 1 600 soldats, parmi lesquels se trouve le frère de Blake.
The Mercy
The Mercy (2018)

Directed by James Marsh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Adventure
Actors Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Andrew Buchan, Ken Stott, Simon McBurney
Roles Donald Crowhurst
Rating59% 2.9992752.9992752.9992752.9992752.999275
1968. Donald Crowhurst, un homme d’affaires anglais, passionné par la voile, est au bord de la faillite. Pour sauver son entreprise et vivre l’aventure dont il rêve depuis toujours, il décide de participer à la première course à la voile en solitaire pour remporter le grand prix. Soutenu par sa femme et ses enfants, il se lance alors dans cette incroyable odyssée à travers les mers du monde. Mais mal préparé et face à lui-même, Crowhurst rencontre très vite de graves difficultés…
The Mercy
The Mercy (2018)

Directed by James Marsh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Andrew Buchan, Ken Stott, Simon McBurney
Roles Donald Crowhurst
Rating59% 2.9992752.9992752.9992752.9992752.999275
1968. Donald Crowhurst est un homme d’affaires anglais, passionné par la voile. Pour sauver son entreprise de la faillite, il décide de participer au Golden Globe Challenge, un tour du monde en solitaire. Il souhaite ainsi remporter le grand prix. Avec le soutien de sa femme et ses enfants, Donald va donc se lancer dans cette incroyable aventure. Cependant, peu préparé, il va très vite devoir faire face à de graves difficultés.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, 1h54
Directed by Ol Parker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, LGBT-related film
Actors Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Lily James, Julie Walters
Roles Harry Bright
Rating67% 3.357283.357283.357283.357283.35728
Cinq ans après les événements du premier film, sur l'île grecque Kalokairi. Sophie Sheridan (Amanda Seyfried) prépare la grande réouverture de l'hôtel de sa mère, Donna (Meryl Streep), un an après le décès de cette dernière . Elle est également poussée à bout de nerfs car deux de ses pères, Harry (Colin Firth) et Bill (Stellan Skarsgård), ne pourront pas venir à la réouverture et sa relation avec Sky (Dominic Cooper), lequel est à New York, connaît de plus en plus de vagues .
The Happy Prince, 1h45
Directed by Rupert Everett
Origin German
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Historical
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Anna Chancellor
Roles Reggie Turner
Rating62% 3.1062653.1062653.1062653.1062653.106265
Les derniers jours d'Oscar Wilde, vivant dans l’échec et la misère…
Mary Poppins Returns, 2h10
Directed by Rob Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Colin Firth
Roles William "Weatherall" Wilkins / Wolf (voice)
Rating66% 3.347013.347013.347013.347013.34701
L'histoire se déroule à Londres dans les années 1930. Michaël Banks vit toujours dans sa maison d'enfance, allée des Cerisiers, avec ses trois enfants, Annabel, John et Georgie, et avec sa sœur Jeanne depuis le décès de sa femme l'année précédente. Michaël a fait un emprunt au directeur de la banque, William Weatherall Wilkins, qui envoie ses associés pour dire à Michaël qu'ils prendront possession de sa maison si l'emprunt n'est pas remboursé d'ici le vendredi qui vient. Michaël et Jeanne se rappellent que leur père leur a laissé des actions à la banque qui leur permettraient de couvrir l'emprunt. Ils commencent alors à chercher dans toute la maison le certificat d'actions. Pendant la recherche, Michaël trouve le cerf-volant de son enfance mais décide de s'en débarrasser.
Kursk
Kursk (2018)
, 1h57
Directed by Thomas Vinterberg
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Historical
Actors Matthias Schoenaerts, Colin Firth, Léa Seydoux, Michael Nyqvist, Max von Sydow, August Diehl
Roles Commodore David Russell
Rating66% 3.300543.300543.300543.300543.30054
Le sous-marin nucléaire lanceur d'engins russe K-141 Koursk (Курск en russe) appartenait à la classe Projet 949A "Antei" ("Oscar II" pour l'OTAN). Ce navire récent (il avait été lancé en décembre 1994) et très performant illustrait la résurrection des forces navales russes après les années de déliquescence qui ont suivi la fin du régime soviétique. Le 12 août 2000, le Koursk fait naufrage en mer de Barents alors qu'il participe à d'importantes manœuvres de la Flotte du Nord. Lors de ces manœuvres, deux explosions successives sont en effet enregistrées mais personne n'en identifie l'origine, personne ne sait encore que cela provient d'un sous-marin et que tout l'avant du Koursk (de l'étrave au massif) a été entièrement ravagé alors qu'il était en plongée. Le Koursk a coulé aussitôt et repose désormais par 90 mètres de fond seulement (le sous-marin mesure 154 mètres de long). À bord, 23 marins réfugiés à l'arrière du sous-marin se débattent pour survivre. Les graves avaries subies par le bâtiment ne leur permettent pas de communiquer avec la surface ni d'émettre le moindre signal de détresse, si ce n'est des coups de marteau sur la coque. À terre, les familles font face aux obstacles et aux lourdeurs bureaucratiques qui compromettent le sauvetage, et l'absence de toute information fiable rend l'attente insupportable. Les jours passent sans que les autorités soient capables de donner des informations précises, et les opérations de sauvetage tardent à débuter. Dans le même temps les propositions d'aide venant de l'étranger sont déclinées. Après plusieurs jours d'atermoiements, de tentatives ratées pour arrimer un sous-marin de sauvetage au Koursk, il faut se rendre à l'évidence: il n'y a plus aucune chance de retrouver de survivants parmi les 118 membres d'équipage. Ce sont des plongeurs norvégiens qui réussissent les premiers à pénétrer à bord. Ce lourd bilan fait du naufrage du Koursk l'une des pires catastrophes touchant un navire de guerre en temps de paix. L'attitude des autorités civiles et navales, ainsi que la lenteur du déclenchement des opérations de secours et leur caractère calamiteux (maintenant les familles dans l'angoisse pendant de nombreux jours) ont choqué l'opinion publique bien au-delà des frontières de la Russie.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle, 2h21
Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about terrorism, Children's films
Actors Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Sophie Cookson, Channing Tatum
Roles Harry Hart / Galahad
Rating67% 3.352463.352463.352463.352463.35246
Un an après avoir arrêté le plan de Richmond Valentien, Eggsy coule désormais des jours heureux avec la princesse suédoise Tilde, tout en continuant à travailler pour les Kingsman. Mais un soir, des attaques simultanées détruisent le quartier général du Kingsman et tuent tous les agents. Les seuls survivants, Eggsy et Merlin, sont alors amenés à rencontrer leurs homologues américains du Statesman, dont la base est située dans une distillerie de bourbon dans le Kentucky. Ensemble, entre l'Italie et le Cambodge, ils vont affronter Poppy Adams, une trafiquante à la tête du cartel de drogue le plus puissant du monde, le Cercle d'or.
Genius
Genius (2016)

Directed by Michael Grandage
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Actors Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Dominic West, Guy Pearce, Laura Linney
Roles Max Perkins
Rating65% 3.29853.29853.29853.29853.2985
Thomas Wolfe, écrivain excentrique, se fait révéler par Maxwell Perkins, éditeur ayant découvert F. Scott Fitzgerald et Ernest Hemingway. Entre les deux hommes naîtra une grande et profonde amitié...
Bridget Jones's Baby, 2h3
Directed by Peter Cattaneo, Sharon Maguire
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Sally Phillips
Roles Mark Fitzwilliam Darcy
Rating64% 3.2484053.2484053.2484053.2484053.248405
Bridget Jones a désormais la quarantaine et est redevenue célibataire. Séparée de Mark Darcy, elle se concentre sur sa carrière et sur ses amies, et délaisse sa vie amoureuse. Alors que tout va pour le mieux, Bridget rencontre Jack mais retrouve aussi Mark. Tout bascule lorsqu'elle apprend qu'elle est enceinte... mais de qui ?
Eye in the Sky, 1h42
Directed by Gavin Hood
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Robot films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Iain Glen
Rating72% 3.64863.64863.64863.64863.6486
Colonel Katherine Powell (Mirren) leads a secret drone mission to capture a terrorist group living in a safehouse in Nairobi, Kenya. When Powell learns that the group plans to carry out a suicide attack, her objective is changed to kill the terrorists. Drone pilot Steve Watts (Paul) targets the safehouse for destruction but reports a nine-year-old girl entering the kill zone. Powell contacts politicians and lawyers to determine whether or not to take action.
Kingsman: The Secret Service, 2h9
Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism, Superhero films, Children's films
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Colin Firth, Hugh Jackman, Mark Strong, Lady Gaga
Roles Harry Hart / Galahad
Rating76% 3.8489853.8489853.8489853.8489853.848985
During a raid in the Middle East, a probationary secret agent sacrifices himself to save his team. Feeling guilt over the loss of his colleague, Harry Hart, code-named "Galahad", delivers a bravery medal to the agent's widow, Michelle Unwin, and her young son, Gary "Eggsy", saying that if they ever need help, they should call the phone number on the back of the medal and deliver a coded message.
Before I Go to Sleep, 1h32
Directed by Rowan Joffé
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Nicole Kidman, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Anne-Marie Duff, Jing Lusi, Dean-Charles Chapman
Roles Ben Lucas
Rating63% 3.1517953.1517953.1517953.1517953.151795
Forty-year-old Christine Lucas wakes up in bed with a man she does not know, in an unfamiliar house. The man explains that he is her husband, Ben, and that she suffered brain damage from a car accident ten years earlier. Christine wakes up every morning with no memory of her life from her early twenties onwards.
Magic in the Moonlight, 1h37
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Historical, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, La provence
Actors Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Hamish Linklater, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, Eileen Atkins
Roles Stanley Crawford
Rating64% 3.2499553.2499553.2499553.2499553.249955
In 1928, a globally famous illusionist, Wei Ling Soo, performs in front of a crowd in Berlin with his world-class magic act. As he walks off stage the film audience sees that he is actually a British man named Stanley (Colin Firth). He berates his employees and is generally curmudgeonly towards his well-wishers. In his dressing-room, he is greeted by old friend and fellow illusionist Howard Burkan (Simon McBurney). Howard enlists Stanley to go with him to the Côte d'Azur where a rich American family, the Catledges, has apparently been taken in by a clairvoyant and mystic, Sophie (Emma Stone). In fact, the son of the family, Brice (Hamish Linklater), is smitten with Sophie, and his sister Caroline (Erica Leerhsen) and brother-in-law George (Jeremy Shamos) are concerned Brice is considering proposing marriage. Howard says that he has been unable to uncover the secrets behind her tricks and he admits that the more he watched her the more he believed she really has supernatural powers. So he would like Stanley, who has debunked charlatan mystics in the past, to help him prove she is a fraud.