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Colin Firth
Name : Colin Firth
Height : 6' 1½" (187 cm)
Date of Birth : 10 September 1960
Place of Birth : Grayshott, Hampshire, England, UK
The son of two university lecturers, Firth was born in Hampshire on 10 September 1960. Part of his early childhood was spent in Nigeria with missionary grandparents, but he returned for schooling in his native country and eventually enrolled in the Drama Centre in Chalk Farm. While playing Hamlet in a school production during his final term, the actor was discovered, and he went on to make his London stage debut in Another Country.

Some of his more notable work included A Month in the Country (1987) and Valmont (1989). Firth was propelled into the media spotlight and rewarded with a BAFTA award for his portrayal of Mr. Darcy in the popular TV adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (1995).

In 1996, Firth appeared as Kristin Scott Thomas' cuckolded husband in The English Patient. He garnered praise for his role in this film, which went on to win international acclaim and Academy Awards. After appearing in A Thousand Acres (1997), he starred as Gwyneth Paltrow's intended husband in Shakespeare in Love (1998).

Firth's next supporting role in the comedy Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), earning him a BAFTA nomination, preceded a more weighty performance in the chilling drama Conspiracy (2001), earning him an Emmy nod.

After returning to romantic comedy in Love Actually (2003), Firth made a turn as a haunted widower in Trauma (2004) as well as returned to familiar territory in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004).
2006 The Last Legion
2006 The Meat Trade
2005 Nanny McPhee
2005 Where the Truth Lies
2004 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
2003 Hope Springs
2003 What a Girl Wants
2003 Love Actually
2003 Trauma
2003 Girl With a Pearl Earring
2002 The Importance of Being Earnest
2001 Bridget Jones's Diary
2001 Fourplay
2001 Conspiracy
2000 Donovan Quick
2000 Relative Values
1999 The Turn of the Screw
1999 My Life so Far
1999 Black Adder Back and Forth
1999 The Secret Laughter of Women
1998 Shakespeare in Love
1997 Fever Pitch
1997 A Thousand Acres
1996 The English Patient
1995 Circle of Friends
1995 Pride and Prejudice
1994 Playmaker
1993 The Advocate
1993 Hostages
1990 Femme Fatale
1989 Wings of Fame
1989 Valmont
1988 Apartment Zero
1988 Tumbledown
1987 The Secret Garden
1987 Lost Empires
1987 A Month in the Country
1987 Dutch Girls
1984 Another Country
1984 1919
1984 Camille
1996 Best Actor (Pride and Prejudice)
British Academy Awards
2001 Best Supporting Actor (Bridget Jones's Diary)
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