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Colin Andrew Firth
10 September 1960
Grayshott, Hampshire, England
Livia Giuggioli (m. 1997)
|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.
|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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