First starring role, playing the lead in Milos Forman's "Valmont"
Played Jack Worthing in the remake of "The Importance of Being Earnest"
Received raves for his stage performance in the London premiere of "Three Days of Rain" by Richard Greenberg
Co-starred in the HBO TV drama "Hostages"
Had featured role in "Relative Values" a film adaptation of a Noel Coward play
Offered a harrowing portrayal of real-life Scottish soldier Robert Lawrence who had been left paralyzed in "Tumbledown"
Voiced Scrooge's nephew, Bob Cratchit, in Robert Zemeckis' animated adaptation of <i>A Christmas Carol</i>
Co-starred in an adaptation of the play by Noël Coward, "Easy Virtue"
Co-starred with Emma Thompson and Angela Lansbury in "Nanny McPhee"; scripted by Thompson
Co-starred with Kevin Bacon as a showbiz duo whose career was ended abruptly amid scandal in "Where the Truth Lies"
Featured in Helen Hunt's directorial debut, "Then She Found Me"
Portrayed a foul-mouthed soccer player in "Fever Pitch"
Won critical acclaim for "A Month in the Country"
Cast as an aspiring artist in the British miniseries "Lost Empires" (aired on PBS in 1987)
Cast as Uma Thurman's fiancée in the romantic comedy "The Accidental Husband"
Played a film buff who takes in a mysterious boarder in "Apartment Zero"
Played pivotal role of Simon Westward in "Circle of Friends"
Portrayed general Aurelius in "The Last Legion"
Co-starred with Orlando Bloom and Patricia Clarkson in the small-town drama "Main Street"
Made American TV-movie debut in "Camille" (CBS)
Had breakthrough role as Mr. Darcy in the BBC miniseries adaptation of Jane Austen's classic "Pride and Prejudice"
Played Mark Darcy opposite Renee Zellwegger's title character in "Bridget Jones' Diary"
Portrayed the Nazi secretary of state who took part in the Wannsee Conference in the historical drama "Conspiracy" (HBO); received an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor
Cast as one of the potential fathers in the the film version of the ABBA-inspired musical "Mamma Mia!"
Co-Starred with Scarlett Johansson as painter Johannes Vermeer in "Girl with a Pearl Earring"
Landed featured role as Kristin Scott Thomas' husband in Anthony Minghella's "The English Patient"
Starred as a college professor grappling with solitude after his longtime partner dies in Tom Ford's directorial debut "A Single Man"; earned Independent Spirit, Golden Globe, SAG and Oscar nominations for Best Actor
Released his first written work "The Department of Nothing," a short story that appeared in <i>Speaking with the Angel</i>
Joined the Richard Curtis ensemble romance "Love Actually"
Made London stage debut in "Another Country"; replaced Rupert Everett in the role of Guy Bennett
Made film debut in "Another Country"; played Tommy Judd opposite Rupert Everett's Guy Bennett
Earned critical acclaim for playing King George VI in "The King's Speech"
Played Wessex, the intended groom of Gwyneth Paltrow's Viola, in "Shakespeare in Love"
Reprised the role of Mark Darcy in "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Co-starred with Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy in the "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" remake
Co-starred with Emma Stone and Marcia Gay Harden in Woody Allen's "Magic in the Moonlight"
Was featured in blockbuster spy flick "Kingsman: The Secret Service"
Reprised Mark Darcy role yet again in "Bridget Jones's Baby"
Reprised "Love Actually" character in the well-received charity-themed short "Red Nose Day Actually"