History Creator / ColinFirth

5th Jul '16 8:00:27 PM bt8257
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* AwesomeDearBoy: He played Harry Hart in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' because it gave him the chance to play a suave, James Bond-type action hero in an absolutely balls-to-the-wall comedy that hangs a lampshade on practically every spy-movie trope.



* PlayingAgainstType: Before ''Kingsman'' the Firth's best known fight scenes were the schoolboy ones in the ''Bridget Jones'' films (he also had extensive fight scenes in the lesser-known ''Film/TheLastLegion''). He kicks loads of ass as Harry Hart and looks totally convincing doing so.
** He also plays a [[spoiler:manipulative, abusive psychopath villain in the film ''BeforeIGoToSleep''.]]
14th May '16 11:44:42 AM nombretomado
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'''Colin Andrew Firth''' [[KnightFever CBE]] (born 1960) is a handsome British actor known for his ability in both comedy and drama (and for being very [[RuleOfThree handsome]]). After a youthful career of small roles, fame finally arrived following his performance as Mr. Darcy in the acclaimed 1995 BBC miniseries based on Creator/JaneAusten's ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'', which made women swoon all over the world. Some notable supporting roles in films were to follow, including ''Film/TheEnglishPatient'' and ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'', both of which featured the rare event of his character losing in a love triangle (to one of the Fiennes brothers, in each case; perhaps they're his kryptonite). Real film stardom came with 2001's ''[[Literature/BridgetJones Bridget Jones's Diary]]'', where he basically reprised his role as Mr. Darcy for the 21st century. In the following decade, Firth became a fixture of both romantic comedies and some smaller, more serious films. By the end of the decade, he had decisively established himself as a serious actor, with an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for ''Literature/ASingleMan'' and widespread acclaim for his work as King George VI in ''TheKingsSpeech'' which earned him the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Actor, as well as just about every other major acting award.

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'''Colin Andrew Firth''' [[KnightFever [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever CBE]] (born 1960) is a handsome British actor known for his ability in both comedy and drama (and for being very [[RuleOfThree handsome]]). After a youthful career of small roles, fame finally arrived following his performance as Mr. Darcy in the acclaimed 1995 BBC miniseries based on Creator/JaneAusten's ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'', which made women swoon all over the world. Some notable supporting roles in films were to follow, including ''Film/TheEnglishPatient'' and ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'', both of which featured the rare event of his character losing in a love triangle (to one of the Fiennes brothers, in each case; perhaps they're his kryptonite). Real film stardom came with 2001's ''[[Literature/BridgetJones Bridget Jones's Diary]]'', where he basically reprised his role as Mr. Darcy for the 21st century. In the following decade, Firth became a fixture of both romantic comedies and some smaller, more serious films. By the end of the decade, he had decisively established himself as a serious actor, with an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for ''Literature/ASingleMan'' and widespread acclaim for his work as King George VI in ''TheKingsSpeech'' which earned him the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Actor, as well as just about every other major acting award.
8th Jan '16 4:45:34 PM MarchVee
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** He also plays a [[spoiler:manipulative, abusive psychopath BigBad in ''Film/BeforeIGoToSleep''.]]

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** He also plays a [[spoiler:manipulative, abusive psychopath BigBad villain in ''Film/BeforeIGoToSleep''.the film ''BeforeIGoToSleep''.]]
28th Nov '15 6:41:11 PM FuzzyBoots
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* Harry Deane in ''Film/{{Gambit}}'' (2012)
19th May '15 5:02:35 PM nombretomado
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'''Colin Andrew Firth''' [[KnightFever CBE]] (born 1960) is a handsome British actor known for his ability in both comedy and drama (and for being very [[RuleOfThree handsome]]). After a youthful career of small roles, fame finally arrived following his performance as Mr. Darcy in the acclaimed 1995 BBC miniseries based on Creator/JaneAusten's ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'', which made women swoon all over the world. Some notable supporting roles in films were to follow, including ''Film/TheEnglishPatient'' and ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'', both of which featured the rare event of his character losing in a love triangle (to one of the Fiennes brothers, in each case; perhaps they're his kryptonite). Real film stardom came with 2001's ''[[Literature/BridgetJones Bridget Jones's Diary]]'', where he basically reprised his role as Mr. Darcy for the 21st century. In the following decade, Firth became a fixture of both romantic comedies and some smaller, more serious films. By the end of the decade, he had decisively established himself as a serious actor, with an AcademyAward nomination for ''Literature/ASingleMan'' and widespread acclaim for his work as King George VI in ''TheKingsSpeech'' which earned him the AcademyAward for Best Actor, as well as just about every other major acting award.

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'''Colin Andrew Firth''' [[KnightFever CBE]] (born 1960) is a handsome British actor known for his ability in both comedy and drama (and for being very [[RuleOfThree handsome]]). After a youthful career of small roles, fame finally arrived following his performance as Mr. Darcy in the acclaimed 1995 BBC miniseries based on Creator/JaneAusten's ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'', which made women swoon all over the world. Some notable supporting roles in films were to follow, including ''Film/TheEnglishPatient'' and ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'', both of which featured the rare event of his character losing in a love triangle (to one of the Fiennes brothers, in each case; perhaps they're his kryptonite). Real film stardom came with 2001's ''[[Literature/BridgetJones Bridget Jones's Diary]]'', where he basically reprised his role as Mr. Darcy for the 21st century. In the following decade, Firth became a fixture of both romantic comedies and some smaller, more serious films. By the end of the decade, he had decisively established himself as a serious actor, with an AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for ''Literature/ASingleMan'' and widespread acclaim for his work as King George VI in ''TheKingsSpeech'' which earned him the AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Actor, as well as just about every other major acting award.
19th May '15 5:02:24 PM nombretomado
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-->-- '''Creator/KirkDouglas''' at the 83rd {{Academy Award}}s

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-->-- '''Creator/KirkDouglas''' at the 83rd {{Academy UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s
4th May '15 11:37:21 PM Patachou
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* Johannes Vermeer in ''Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring'' (2003)

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* Johannes Vermeer Creator/JohannesVermeer in ''Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring'' (2003)
4th May '15 4:14:33 PM bombadil211
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* AwesomeDearBoy: He played Harry Hart in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' because it gave him the chance to play a suave, James Bond-type action hero in an absolutely balls-to-the-wall comedy that hangs a lampshade on practically every spy-movie trope.



* PlayingAgainstType: Before ''Kingsman'' the only fight sequences Firth had done were the schoolboy ones in the ''Bridget Jones'' films. He kicks loads of ass as Harry Hart and looks totally convincing doing so.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Before ''Kingsman'' the only Firth's best known fight sequences Firth had done scenes were the schoolboy ones in the ''Bridget Jones'' films.films (he also had extensive fight scenes in the lesser-known ''Film/TheLastLegion''). He kicks loads of ass as Harry Hart and looks totally convincing doing so.
28th Mar '15 10:23:07 AM MontyPythonFanatic2
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* Ben Lucas in ''Film/BeforeIGoToSleep'' (2014) [[spoiler: Actual name revealed to be Mike]]


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** He also plays a [[spoiler:manipulative, abusive psychopath BigBad in ''Film/BeforeIGoToSleep''.]]
7th Mar '15 4:13:25 AM Exxolon
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* PlayingAgainstType: Before ''Kingsman'' the only fight sequences Firth had done were the schoolboy ones in the ''Bridget Jones'' films. He kicks loads of ass as Harry Hart and looks totally convincing doing so.
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