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Colin Firth
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Firth in 2016
Born
Colin Andrew Firth

10 September 1960 (1960-09-10) (age 58)
Grayshott, Hampshire, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s)
Livia Giuggioli (m. 1997)
Children 3
Relatives Kate Firth (sister)
Jonathan Firth (brother)
Awards See list of awards

Colin Andrew Firth (born 10 September 1960) is a British actor. Firth was born in Grayshott, Hampshire, England. He has been acting since 1983. He became well-known when he played Fitzwilliam Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. He played Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones's Diary and its sequel Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as King George VI in The King's Speech. Firth has also received several BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. Firth is also a writer and political activist.

His films have grossed more than $3 billion from 42 releases worldwide. In 2011, Firth received the 2,429th 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. He has campaigned for the rights of indigenous tribal peoples, and is a member of Survival International. Firth has also campaigned on issues of asylum seekers, refugees' rights, and the environment. He 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.

Awards

Year Award Film Result
1998 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Shakespeare in Love Won
2009 Academy Award for Best Actor A Single Man Nominated
2009 BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role Won
2009 Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association Film Performance of the Year Won
2009 Volpi Cup for Best Actor Won
2010 Academy Award for Best Actor The King's Speech Won
2010 BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role Won
2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Won
2010 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Won
2010 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Won

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