When Mr.Colin Firth decided to take the role of Mr.Darcy in the BBC TV series Pride and Prejudice, the doors to fame opened up for him. His prodigious acting talent ensures that he enhances a movie simply by his presence. His recent-most exploit has been the Best Actor Oscar for his role as a stuttering King George VI inThe King's Speech.
For Firth, most of his wealth comes from his tremendous success in movies. His impressive filmography extends to almost 70 titles, many of them winning several awards. He has also been a good writer and started off with The department of nothing in 2000. He has recorded an audiobook and has endorsed a book on the rights of tribal people.
The celebrity actor owns more than one house - one at Bedford Park in West London, another eco-friendly home in Umbria, Italy and another in Rupert road, London. He has a great love of cultural-heritage places and has been spotted in Athens, Venice, London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art etc. He is also a patron of brands like J Brand, Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford and ABC. His activism life has been as active as his acting life! He has been involved in a campaign to stop deportation of asylum-seeking people, in Survival Internationalto defend the rights of the tribal people and in Make Trade Fair focusing on unfair trade practices. By joining10:10, he displayed his commitment towards protecting the environment.
Born to a father who had to frequent Nigeria on behalf of the England government, Colin Firth was often living in two countries, learning their ways and cultures. Inspired by his idol, Paul Scofield, he enrolled into London's National Youth Theatre. His role as Guy Bennet in the award-winning stage production, Another Country, got him a break in Camille in 1984. Soon, he settled into acting with his role as Valmont in Valmont getting noticed. The true break was BBC's version of Pride and Prejudice. His wet T-shirt appearance there seemed to make him a magnet for success movies with roles in Oscar-winning The English Patient and Shakespeare in Love. The mainstream boost which he acquired was well-used in Love Actually and What a girl wants.Meanwhile, he got into authoring books. He also began to attract roles in book-based movies - Mamma Miaand A Christmas Carol. He was expected to win the Oscar for A Single Man. Though that did not happen, he came up trumps the next year for The King's Speech.