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Colin Firth

Colin Firth

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Born: September 10, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Nigeria Profession: Cast ...
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Lived in Nigeria with parents until the age of four
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Family briefly moved to St Louis, MO when he was in his early teens
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Joined the National Theater doing odd jobs for the wardrobe department
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Trained at the Drama Centre in North London, where he performed his first amateur "Hamlet"
1983:
London stage debut, "Another Country"; replaced Rupert Everett in the role of Guy Bennett
1984:
Film debut, "Another Country"; played Tommy Judd opposite Rupert Everett's Guy Bennett
1984:
American TV-movie debut, "Camille" (CBS)
1986:
Cast as an aspiring artist in the British miniseries "Lost Empires" (aired on PBS in 1987)
1987:
Won critical acclaim for "A Month in the Country"
1988:
Played a film buff who takes in a mysterious boarder in "Apartment Zero"
1989:
First starring role, playing the lead in Milos Forman's "Valmont"
1989:
Offered a harrowing portrayal of real-life Scottish soldier Robert Lawrence who had been left paralyzed in "Tumbledown"
1993:
Co-starred in the HBO TV drama "Hostages"
1995:
Played pivotal role of Simon Westward in "Circle of Friends"
1995:
Breakthrough role as Mr. Darcy in the BBC miniseries adaptation of Jane Austen's classic "Pride and Prejudice"
1996:
Landed featured role as Kristin Scott Thomas' husband in Anthony Minghella's "The English Patient"
1997:
Portrayed a foul-mouthed soccer player in "Fever Pitch"
1998:
Played Wessex, the intended groom of Gwyneth Paltrow's Viola, in "Shakespeare in Love"
1999:
Received raves for his stage performance in the London premiere of "Three Days of Rain" by Richard Greenberg
2000:
First published work "The Department of Nothing," a short story that appeared in <i>Speaking with the Angel</i>
2000:
Had featured role in "Relative Values" a film adaptation of a Noel Coward play
2001:
Played Mark Darcy opposite Renee Zellwegger's title character in "Bridget Jones' Diary"
2001:
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
2002:
Played Jack Worthing in the remake of "The Importance of Being Earnest"
2003:
Joined the Richard Curtis ensemble, "Love Actually"
2003:
Co-Starred with Scarlett Johansson as painter Johannes Vermeer in "Girl with a Pearl Earring"
2004:
Reprised his role as Mark Darcy in "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
2005:
Co-starred with Kevin Bacon as a showbiz duo whose career was ended abruptly amid scandal in "Where the Truth Lies"
2006:
Co-starred with Emma Thompson and Angela Lansbury in "Nanny McPhee"; scripted by Thompson
2007:
Portrayed general Aurelius in "The Last Legion"
2008:
Featured in Helen Hunt's directorial debut, "Then She Found Me"
2008:
Cast as Uma Thurman's fiancée in the romantic comedy "The Accidental Husband"
2008:
Cast as one of the potential fathers in the the film version of the ABBA-inspired musical "Mamma Mia!"
2009:
Co-starred in an adaptation of the play by Noël Coward, "Easy Virtue"
2009:
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
2009:
Voiced Scrooge's nephew in Robert Zemeckis' animated adaptation of <i>A Christmas Carol</i>
2010:
Earned critical acclaim for playing King George VI in "The King's Speech"
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture ¿ Drama ("The King¿s Speech")
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role ("The King¿s Speech")
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture ¿ Drama
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
2011:
Co-starred with Orlando Bloom and Patricia Clarkson in the small-town drama "Main Street" (lensed 2010)
2011:
Co-starred with Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy in the thriller "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"

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