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17th Jun '13 6:54:13 PM Prfnoff
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->"Colin Firth is not laughing. [[StiffUpperLip He's British]]."
-->-- '''KirkDouglas''' at the 83rd {{Academy Award}}s

'''Colin Firth''' 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 JaneAusten's ''PrideAndPrejudice'', which made women swoon all over the world. Some notable supporting roles in films were to follow, including ''TheEnglishPatient'' and ''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 ''[[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.

He has an [[SixDegreesOfKevinBacon Erdos-Bacon number]] of 7.

He has been married to Italian producer/director Livia Giuggioli since 1997.

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!! The notable films of Colin Firth include:

* Geoffrey Clifton in ''TheEnglishPatient'' (1996)
* Lord Wessex in ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'' (1998)
* Mark Darcy in ''[[BridgetJones Bridget Jones's Diary]]'' (2001)
* Wilhelm Stuckart in ''Film/{{Conspiracy}}'' (2001)
* John Worthington in ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' (2002)
* Henry Dashwood in ''WhatAGirlWants'' (2003)
* Johannes Vermeer in ''GirlWithAPearlEarring'' (2003)
* Jamie Bennett in ''LoveActually'' (2003)
* Mark Darcy in ''[[BridgetJones Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason]]'' (2004)
* Vince in ''Film/WhereTheTruthLies'' (2005)
* Cedric Brown in ''Film/NannyMcPhee'' (2005)
* Aurelius in ''TheLastLegion'' (2007)
* Harry in ''MammaMia'' (2008)
* Lord Henry Wotton in ''[[Film/ThePictureOfDorianGray Dorian Gray]]'' (2009)
* George in ''Film/ASingleMan'' (2009)
* Fred in ''Film/AChristmasCarol2009'' (2009)
* King George VI in ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' (2010)
* Bill Haydon in ''Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy'' (2011)

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!! Tropes related to Colin Firth:

* BettyAndVeronica: Is almost always the Betty.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Especially pronounced in ''TheKingsSpeech''.
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->"Colin Firth is not laughing. [[StiffUpperLip He's British]]."
-->-- '''KirkDouglas''' at the 83rd {{Academy Award}}s

'''Colin Firth''' 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 JaneAusten's ''PrideAndPrejudice'', which made women swoon all over the world. Some notable supporting roles in films were to follow, including ''TheEnglishPatient'' and ''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 ''[[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.

He has an [[SixDegreesOfKevinBacon Erdos-Bacon number]] of 7.

He has been married to Italian producer/director Livia Giuggioli since 1997.

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!! The notable films of Colin Firth include:

* Geoffrey Clifton in ''TheEnglishPatient'' (1996)
* Lord Wessex in ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'' (1998)
* Mark Darcy in ''[[BridgetJones Bridget Jones's Diary]]'' (2001)
* Wilhelm Stuckart in ''Film/{{Conspiracy}}'' (2001)
* John Worthington in ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' (2002)
* Henry Dashwood in ''WhatAGirlWants'' (2003)
* Johannes Vermeer in ''GirlWithAPearlEarring'' (2003)
* Jamie Bennett in ''LoveActually'' (2003)
* Mark Darcy in ''[[BridgetJones Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason]]'' (2004)
* Vince in ''Film/WhereTheTruthLies'' (2005)
* Cedric Brown in ''Film/NannyMcPhee'' (2005)
* Aurelius in ''TheLastLegion'' (2007)
* Harry in ''MammaMia'' (2008)
* Lord Henry Wotton in ''[[Film/ThePictureOfDorianGray Dorian Gray]]'' (2009)
* George in ''Film/ASingleMan'' (2009)
* Fred in ''Film/AChristmasCarol2009'' (2009)
* King George VI in ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' (2010)
* Bill Haydon in ''Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy'' (2011)

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!! Tropes related to Colin Firth:

* BettyAndVeronica: Is almost always the Betty.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Especially pronounced in ''TheKingsSpeech''.
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6th Apr '13 8:38:27 AM Aquila89
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-->-- '''Kirk Douglas''' at the 83rd {{Academy Award}}s

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-->-- '''Kirk Douglas''' '''KirkDouglas''' at the 83rd {{Academy Award}}s
9th Mar '13 6:38:16 AM Morgenthaler
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->"Colin Firth is not laughing. [[StiffUpperLip He's British.British]]."



Handsome Colin Firth 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 JaneAusten's ''PrideAndPrejudice'', which made women swoon all over the world. Some notable supporting roles in films were to follow, including ''TheEnglishPatient'' and ''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 ''[[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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Handsome Colin Firth '''Colin Firth''' 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 JaneAusten's ''PrideAndPrejudice'', which made women swoon all over the world. Some notable supporting roles in films were to follow, including ''TheEnglishPatient'' and ''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 ''[[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.
9th Mar '13 5:26:13 AM Telcontar
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Handsome Colin Firth 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 JaneAusten's ''PrideAndPrejudice'', which made women swoon all over the world. Some notable supporting roles in films were to follow, including ''TheEnglishPatient'' and ''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 ''[[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 ''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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Handsome Colin Firth 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 JaneAusten's ''PrideAndPrejudice'', which made women swoon all over the world. Some notable supporting roles in films were to follow, including ''TheEnglishPatient'' and ''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 ''[[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 ''ASingleMan'' ''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.



* George in ''ASingleMan'' (2009)

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* George in ''ASingleMan'' ''Film/ASingleMan'' (2009)
11th Nov '12 7:04:38 PM PaulA
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* Lord Wessex in ''ShakespeareInLove'' (1998)

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* Lord Wessex in ''ShakespeareInLove'' ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'' (1998)



* Mark Darcy in ''[[BridgetJonesDiary Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason]]'' (2004)
* Vince in ''WhereTheTruthLies'' (2005)
* Cedric Brown in ''[[NannyMcPhee Nanny McPhee]]'' (2005)

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* Mark Darcy in ''[[BridgetJonesDiary ''[[BridgetJones Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason]]'' (2004)
* Vince in ''WhereTheTruthLies'' ''Film/WhereTheTruthLies'' (2005)
* Cedric Brown in ''[[NannyMcPhee Nanny McPhee]]'' ''Film/NannyMcPhee'' (2005)



* Fred in ''Film/AChristmasCarol'' (2009)
* King George VI in ''TheKingsSpeech'' (2010)
* Bill Haydon in ''TinkerTailorSoldierSpy'' (2011)

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* Fred in ''Film/AChristmasCarol'' ''Film/AChristmasCarol2009'' (2009)
* King George VI in ''TheKingsSpeech'' ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' (2010)
* Bill Haydon in ''TinkerTailorSoldierSpy'' ''Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy'' (2011)
2nd Nov '12 10:49:49 AM nombretomado
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* Lord Henry Wotton in ''[[ThePictureOfDorianGray Dorian Gray]]'' (2009)

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* Lord Henry Wotton in ''[[ThePictureOfDorianGray ''[[Film/ThePictureOfDorianGray Dorian Gray]]'' (2009)
3rd Oct '12 5:55:09 PM nombretomado
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* Fred in ''AChristmasCarol'' (2009)

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* Fred in ''AChristmasCarol'' ''Film/AChristmasCarol'' (2009)
2nd Oct '12 3:35:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* Wilhelm Stuckart in ''Film/{{Conspiracy}}''

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* Wilhelm Stuckart in ''Film/{{Conspiracy}}''''Film/{{Conspiracy}}'' (2001)
2nd Oct '12 3:35:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* Wilhelm Stuckart in ''Film/{{Conspiracy}}''
17th Aug '12 5:59:25 PM BobMcGuffin
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->"Colin Firth is not laughing. He's British."
-->-- '''Kirk Douglas''' at the 83rd {{Academy Award}}s
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