Colin Firth

Firth at the 2017 [[San Diego Comic-Con]] Colin Andrew Firth (born 10 September 1960) is a British actor. He is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, an European Film Award, two BAFTA Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as the Volpi Cup for Best Actor. In 2010, Firth's portrayal of King George VI in Tom Hooper's ''The King's Speech'' won him the Academy Award for Best Actor.

He was identified in the mid 1980s with the "Brit Pack" of rising, young British actors, assaying a varied and challenging series of roles, including leading roles in ''A Month in the Country'' (1987), ''Tumbledown'' (1988) and ''Valmont'' (1989). However, it was not until his portrayal of Mr. Darcy in the 1995 television adaptation of Jane Austen's ''Pride and Prejudice'' that his performances received more widespread attention. This led to roles in more prominent films, such as ''The English Patient'' (1996), ''Shakespeare in Love'' (1998), ''Bridget Jones's Diary'' (2001), for which he was nominated for a BAFTA Award, ''Conspiracy'' (2001), ''The Importance of Being Earnest'' (2002), ''Girl with a Pearl Earring'' (2003), Richard Curtis's romantic comedy ensemble film ''Love Actually'' (2003), the musical comedy ''Mamma Mia!'' (2008) and it's sequel, ''Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!'' (2018)

In 2009, Firth received international critical acclaim for his performance in Tom Ford's ''A Single Man'', for which he gained the BAFTA Award and earned his first Academy Award nomination. He subsequently appeared as MI6 agent Bill Haydon in ''Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'' (2011), and played secret agent Harry Hart in the 2014 film ''Kingsman: The Secret Service'' and the 2017 sequel ''Kingsman: The Golden Circle''. In 2018, he co-starred in the musical fantasy ''Mary Poppins Returns'' and the following year he appeared in the Sam Mendes war film ''1917''. In 2012, Firth founded the production company, Raindog Films, where Firth served as a producer for ''Eye in the Sky'' (2015) and ''Loving'' (2016). Firth's films have grossed more than $3 billion from 42 releases worldwide. In 2011, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was also selected as one of the ''Time 100''.

Firth has campaigned for the rights of indigenous tribal people and is a member of Survival International. He has campaigned on issues of asylum seekers, refugees' rights, and the environment. He commissioned and co-authored a scientific paper on a study into the differences in brain structure between people of differing political orientations. Provided by Wikipedia
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