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Colin Firth

Colin Andrew Firth was born into an academic family in Grayshott, Hampshire, England. His mother, Shirley Jean (Rolles), was a comparative religion lecturer at the Open University, and his father, David Norman Lewis Firth, lectured on history at Winchester University College (formerly King Alfred's College) in Winchester, and worked on education ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 60 wins & 50 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Before I Go to Sleep
 2012/I Gambit
Harry Deane
 2008 Mamma Mia!
 2008 The Accidental Husband
 2004/I Trauma
 2003 Hope Springs
Colin Ware
 2001 Fourplay
Allen Portland
 2000 Relative Values
Peter Ingleton
 1999 The Secret Laughter of Women
Matthew Field
 1997 A Thousand Acres
Jess Clark
 1995 Circle of Friends
Simon Westward
 1994 Playmaker
Ross Talbert / Michael Condren
 1993 The Advocate
Richard Courtois
 1992 Mad at the Moon
Barber (uncredited)
 1991 Femme Fatale
Joseph Prince
 1989 Valmont
 1987 A Month in the Country
 1984 Another Country
Tommy Judd
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Authored a short story, "The Department of Nothing", published in a collection of short stories, "Speaking with the Angel", edited by Nick Hornby. See more »

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9 Interviews | 8 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 22 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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6' 1½" (1.87 m)

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Actors are basically drag queens. People will tell you they act because they want to heal mankind or, you know, explore the nature of the human psyche. Yes, maybe. But basically we just want to put on a frock and dance. See more »


He played King George VI in The King's Speech (2010). His younger brother Jonathan Firth had previously played the King's great-grandfather Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria, in Victoria & Albert (2001). See more »

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