Colin FIRTH

* 10.09.1960, Grayshott, Hampshire, England, GB

Schauspieler * entstammt einer Akademikerfamilie * nimmt Schauspielunterricht am Drama Centre in London * 1983 spielt Guy Bennett in seinem Bühnendebüt Another Country - im gleichen Jahr übernimmt in der Verfilmung des Stücks (sein erster Kinofilm) den Part des Tommy Judd * in der nächsten Dekade arbeitet für Kino, Fernsehen (Camille, 1984; Mehrteiler Lost Empires, 1985/86; Tumbledown, 1987; The Deep Blue Sea, 1994) und Theater (The Doctor's Dilemma, 1984; The Lonely Road, 1985; Desire under the Elms, 1987; The Caretaker, 1991; Chatsky, 1993) * 1995 internationaler Durchbruch als Fitzwilliam Darcy in der Fernsehserie [Jane Austen's] Pride and Prejudice * kann einen weiteren Erfolg an der Seite von Renée Zellweger und Hugh Grant in der Komödie Bridget Jones's Diary (2000) und der Fortsetzung (2003/04) verbuchen und sich endgültig international etablieren * bekommt beste Kritiken seiner bisherigen Filmkarriere für die preisgekrönte Darstellung[en] des Titelhelden (homosexueller Literaturprofessor) in A Single Man (2008) sowie des stotternden englischen Königs George VI. in The King's Speech (2009/10) * engagiert sich seit Jahren für die Organisation Survival International


"I like playing strange characters. Some people might say it has something to do with a hidden part of myself, but I think it's a lot simpler than that: normal people are just not very interesting."

FILMS
# Another Country (Another Country, 1983-GB; R: Marek Kanievska, B: Julian Mitchell, K: Peter Biziou, M: Michael Storey, D: Rupert Everett: Guy Bennett ° Colin Firth: Tommy Judd) 90m-Drama (Bk von Julian Mitchell) (08-?; 8406)
# Nineteen Nineteen (Neunzehnhundertneunzehn, 1984-GB; R: Hugh Brody, B: Hugh Brody, Michael Ignatieff, K: Ivan Strasburg, M: Brian Gascoigne, D: Paul Scofield: Alexander Scherbatov, Maria Schell: Sophie Rubin / Colin Firth: Alexander /jung/) 99m-Drama (04-?; 8411-BBFC)
# A Month in the Country (1986-GB; R: Pat O'Connor, B: Simon Gray, K: Kenneth MacMillan, M: Howard Blake, D: Colin Firth: Tom Birkin ° Kenneth Branagh: James Moon ° Natasha Richardson: Alice Keach & Patrick Malahide: Reverend Keach) 96m-Drama (Roman von J.L. Carr) (08-09; 8712)
# Apartment Zero (Apartment Zero, 1988-GB; R: Martin Donovan, B: Martin Donovan & David Koepp, K: Miguel Rodriguez, M: Elia Cmiral, D: Colin Firth: Adrian LeDuc * Hart Bochner: Jack Carney, Dora Bryan: Margaret McKinney, Liz Smith: Mary Louise McKinney, Fabrizio Bentivoglio: Carlos Sanchez-Verne) 125m-Thriller (04-?; 8909)
# Valmont (Valmont, 1988/89-F/GB * Miloš Forman ... Vicomte de Valmont) (Roman von Choderlos de Laclos) (08-01; 8912)
# Wings of Fame (Hotel zur Unsterblichkeit, 1989-NL; R: Otakar Votocek, B: Otakar Votocek, Herman Koch, K: Alex Thomson, M: Paul van Brugge, D: Peter O'Toole: Cesar Valentin * Colin Firth: Brian Smith, Marie Trintignant: Bianca, Andrea Ferreol: Theresa, Robert Stephens: Merrick) 116m-Fantasy (03-06; 9003)
# Femme Fatale (1990-USA; R: Andre R. Guttfreund, B: Michael Ferris & John D. Brancato, K: Joey Forsyte, M: Parmer Fuller, D: Colin Firth: Joseph [Joe] Prince * Lisa Zane: Elizabeth/Cynthia/Maura * Billy Zane: Elijah) 96m-Thrillerdrama (06-07; 9108)
# The Hour of the Pig / L'heure du cochon (Pesthauch des Bösen, 1992-GB/F; R+B: Leslie Megahey, K: John Hooper, M: Alexandre Desplat, D: Colin Firth: Richard Courtois * Ian Holm: Albertus * Donald Pleasence: Pincheon * Amina Annabi: Samira & Nicol Williamson: Jehan d'Auferre) 117m-Historiendrama (09-11; 9401)
# Playmaker (Playmaker - Masken der Begierde, 1993-USA/GB; R+B: Yuri Zeltser, K: Ross Berryman, M: Mark Snow, D: Colin Firth: Ross Talbert/Michael Condren, Jennifer Rubin: Jamie Harris) 91m-Drama (08-09) > nur Videovertrieb (R; ?; 9411)
# Circle of Friends (Circle of Friends - Im Kreis der Freunde, 1994-USA; R: Pat O'Connor, B: Andrew Davies, K: Kenneth MacMillan, M: Michael Kamen, D: Chris O'Donnell: Jack Foley, Colin Firth: Simon Westward, Minnie Driver: Benny, Geraldine O'Rawe: Eve, Saffron Burrows: Nan) 96/102m-Liebesdrama (Roman von Maeve Binchy, 1990) (04-06; 9503)
# The English Patient (Der englische Patient, 1995/96-USA * Anthony Minghella ... Geoffrey Clifton) (Roman von Michael Ondaatje) (09-01; 9611)
# Fever Pitch (Fever Pitch, 1996-GB * David Evans ... Paul) (Buch von Nick Hornby) (05-06; 9704)
# A Thousand Acres (Tausend Morgen, 1996-USA * Jocelyn Moorhouse ... Jess Clark) (Roman von Jane Smiley)
# My Life So Far (1997-GB; R: Hugh Hudson, B: Simon Donald, K: Bernard Lutic, M: Howard Blake, D: Colin Firth: Edward Pettigrew * Rosemary Harris: Gamma Macintosh * Irene Jacob: Héloïse * Tcheky Karyo: Gabriel Chenoux * Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio: Moira Pettigrew * Malcolm McDowell: Morris Macintosh) 98m (Buch von Denis Forman) (04-06; 0005)
# The Secret Laughter of Women (1997-GB/CDN; R: Peter Schwabach, B: O.O. Sagay, K: Martin Fuhrer, M: Yves Laferriere, D: Colin Firth: Matthew Field * Nia Long: Nimi Da Silva) 99m-Tragikomödie (09-11; 9911)
# Shakespeare in Love (Shakespeare in Love, 1998-USA * John Madden ... Lord Wessex) (9812)
# Relative Values (In "bester" Gesellschaft, 1999-GB; R: Eric Styles, B: Paul Rattigan, Michael Walker, K: Jimmy Dibling, M: John Debney, D: Julie Andrews: Felicity Marshwood, Edward Atterton: Nigel Marshwood, William Baldwin: Don Lucas, Colin Firth: Peter Ingleton, Stephen Fry: Frederick Crestwell, Sophie Thompson: Dora Moxton [Moxie], Jeanne Tripplehorn: Miranda Frayle/Freda Birch) 88m-Gesellschaftskomödie (Bk von Noel Coward) (08-09; 0006)
# Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones - Schokolade zum Frühstück, 2000-GB * Sharon Maguire ... Mark Darcy) (Roman von Helen Fielding) (05-08; 0104)
# The Importance of Being Earnest (Ernst sein ist alles, 2001-GB * Oliver Parker ... Jack) (Bühnenstück von Oscar Wilde) (04-06; 0209)
# Hope Springs (Hope Springs, 2001-GB; R+B: Mark Herman, K: Ashley Rowe, M: John Altman, D: Colin Firth: Colin Ware * Heather Graham: Mandy * Minnie Driver: Vera) 92m-Liebeskomödie (Roman von Charles Webb) (10-12; 0305)
# What a Girl Wants (Was Mädchen wollen, 2002-USA; R: Dennie Gordon, B: Jenny Bicks, Elizabeth Chandler, K: Andrew Dunn, M: Rupert Gregson-Williams, D: Amanda Bynes: Daphne Reynolds, Colin Firth: Henry Dashwood, Kelly Preston: Libby Reynolds) 100/5m-Komödie (06-08; 0304)
# Love Actually (Tatsächlich... Liebe, 2002-GB * Richard Curtis ... Jamie) (09-11; 0311)
# Girl with a Pearl Earring (Das Mädchen mit dem Perlenohrring, 2002/03-GB/L * Peter Webber ... Johannes Vermeer) (Roman von Tracy Chevalier) (11-01; 0401)
# Trauma (2003-GB; R: Marc Evans, B: Richard Smith, K: John Mathieson, M: Alex Heffes, D: Colin Firth: Ben * Mena Suvari: Charlotte) 94m-Thriller (04-?; 0409)
# Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason / Bridget Jones: L'âge de raison (Bridget Jones - Am Rande des Wahnsinns, 2003/04-GB/USA/F; R: Beeban Kidron, B: Andrew Davies, Helen Fielding, Richard Curtis, Adam Brooks, K: Adrian Biddle, M: Harry Gregson-Williams, D: Renee Zellweger: Bridget Jones * Hugh Grant: Daniel Cleaver * Colin Firth: Mark Darcy) 108m-Liebeskomödie (Roman von Helen Fielding) (10-02; 0411)
# Nanny McPhee (Eine zauberhafte Nanny, 2004-GB; R: Kirk Jones, B: Emma Thompson, K: Henry Braham, M: Patrick Doyle, D: Emma Thompson: Nanny McPhee * Colin Firth: Cedric Brown) 92m-Fantasykomödie (Romanreihe von Christianna Brand) (04-?; 0510)
# Where the Truth Lies (Wahre Lügen, 2004-CDN/GB * Atom Egoyan ... Vince Collins) (Roman von Rupert Holmes) (08-11; 0510)
# The Last Legion / La dernière légion / L'ultima legione (Die letzte Legion, 2005-GB/F/SK/TN/I; R: Doug Lefler, B: Jez Butterworth & Tom Butterworth, K: Marco Pontecorvo, M: Patrick Doyle, D: Colin Firth: Aurelius * Ben Kingsley: Ambrosinus/Merlin * Aishwarya Rai: Mira, Peter Mullan: Odoaker, Kevin McKidd: Wulfila, John Hannah: Nestor) 102m-Historiendrama (Motive des Romans von Valerio Massimo Manfredi) (08-11; 0709)
# Then She Found Me (2006-USA * Helen Hunt ... Frank) (Roman von Elinor Lipman) (09-10; 0804)
# And When Did You Last See Your Father? (2006-GB; R: Anand Tucker, B: David Nicholls, K: Howard Atherton, M: Barrington Pheloung, D: Jim Broadbent: Arthur * Colin Firth: Blake, Juliet Stevenson: Kim, Gina McKee, Sarah Lancashire, Elaine Cassidy, Claire Skinner & Matthew Beard) 92m-Drama (Buch von Blake Morrison, 1993) (10-11; 0710)
# The Accidental Husband (Zufällig verheiratet, 2006/07-USA; R: Griffin Dunne, B: Mimi Hare & Clare Naylor & Bonnie Sikowitz, K: William Rexer, M: Andrea Guerra, D: Uma Thurman: Dr. Emma Lloyd * Colin Firth: Richard Bratton * Jeffrey Dean Morgan: Patrick Sullivan, Sam Shepard: Wilder, Isabella Rossellini: Mrs. Bollenbecker, Keir Dullea: Mr. Bollenbecker) 90m-Liebeskomödie (11-02; 0802-GB)
# St Trinian's (Die Girls von St. Trinian, 2007-GB; R: Oliver Parker & Barnaby Thompson, B: Piers Ashworth & Nick Moorcroft, K: Gavin Finney, M: Charlie Mole, D: Rupert Everett: Camilla Fritton/Carnaby Fritton * Colin Firth: Geoffrey Thwaites * Lena Headey: Miss Dickinson, Jodie Whittaker: Beverly, Russell Brand: Flash, Anna Chancellor: Miss Bagstock, Stephen Fry: himself, Celia Imrie: matron, Toby Jones: bursar, Caterina Murino: Miss Maupassant, Fenella Woolgar: Miss Cleaver & Mischa Barton: JJ French) 97m-Komödie (03-05; 0712)
# Mamma Mia! (Mamma Mia!, 2007-GB/USA * Phyllida Lloyd ... Harry) (06-11; 0807)
# Genova (2007-GB; R: Michael Winterbottom, B: Laurence Coriat & Michael Winterbottom, K: Marcel Zyskind, M: Melissa Parmenter, D: Colin Firth: Joe ° Catherine Keener: Barbara, Willa Holland: Kelly, Perla Haney-Jardine: Mary & Hope Davis: Marianne) 94m-Drama (06-?; 0903)
# Easy Virtue (2008-GB; R: Stephan Elliott, B: Stephan Elliott, Sheridan Jobbins, K: Martin Kenzie, M: Marius De Vries, D: Jessica Biel: Larita Huntington * Colin Firth: Jim Whittaker * Kristin Scott Thomas: Veronica Whittaker & Ben Barnes: John Whittaker) 97m-Liebeskomödie (Bk von Noel Coward) (01-03; 0811)
# Dorian Gray (Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray, 2008-GB; R: Oliver Parker, B: Toby Finlay, K: Roger Pratt, M: Charlie Mole, D: Ben Barnes: Dorian Gray * Colin Firth: Lord Henry Wotton, Ben Chaplin: Basil Hallward, Rebecca Hall: Emily Wotton, Douglas Henshall: Alan Campbell, Rachel Hurd-Wood: Sybil Vane & Fiona Shaw: Agatha) 112m-Drama (Roman von Oscar Wilde, 1890) (07-10; 0909)
# A Single Man (A Single Man, 2008-USA; R: Tom Ford, B: Tom Ford & David Scearce, K: Eduard Grau, M: Abel Korzeniowski, D: Colin Firth: George Falconer * Julianne Moore: Charlotte [Charley], Matthew Goode: Jim, Nicholas Hoult: Kenny) 99m-Drama (Roman von Christopher Isherwood) (11-12; 0912)
# Main Street (Main Street, 2009-USA; R: John Doyle, B: Horton Foote, K: Donald McAlpine, M: Patrick Doyle, D: Colin Firth: Gus Leroy * Ellen Burstyn: Georgiana Carr * Patricia Clarkson: Willa Jenkins & Amber Tamblyn: Mary Saunders & Orlando Bloom: Harris Parker) 93m-Drama (04-05; 1109 > limited release)
# St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (Die Girls von St. Trinian 2 - Auf Schatzsuche, 2009-GB; R: Oliver Parker & Barnaby Thompson B: Piers Ashworth & Nick Moorcroft, K: David Higgs, M: Charlie Mole, D: Rupert Everett: Miss Fritton * Colin Firth: Geoffrey Thwaites * David Tennant: Lord Pomfrey, Talulah Riley: Annabelle Fritton, Jodie Whittaker: Beverly, Juno Temple: Celia, Tamsin Egerton: Chelsea, Toby Jones: bursar, Celia Imrie: matron & Gemma Arterton: Kelly Jones) 105m-Komödie (07-?; 0912)
# The King's Speech (The King's Speech - Die Rede des Königs, 2009/10-GB/AUS * Tom Hooper ... König George VI.) (11-01; 1012)
# Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy / La Taupe / Dame, König, As, Spion (2010-GB/F/D; R: Tomas Alfredson, B: Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan, K: Hoyte van Hoytema, M: Alberto Iglesias, D: Gary Oldman: George Smiley, Kathy Burke: Connie Sachs, Benedict Cumberbatch: Peter Guillam, Colin Firth: Bill Haydon, Stephen Graham: Jerry Westerby, Tom Hardy: Ricki Tarr, Ciaran Hinds: Roy Bland, John Hurt: Control, Toby Jones: Percy Alleline, Simon McBurney: Oliver Lacon, Mark Strong: Jim Prideaux) 127m-Spionagethriller (Roman von John le Carre, 1974) (09-12; 1109)
# Gambit (Gambit - Der Masterplan, 2011-USA; R: Michael Hoffman, B: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, K: Florian Ballhaus, M: Rolfe Kent, D: Colin Firth: Harry Deane * Cameron Diaz: PJ Puznowski) 89m-Krimikomödie (Kurzgeschichte von Sidney Carroll) (05-07; 1211-GB)
# Arthur Newman (Ein tolles Leben - Hast du keins, nimm dir eins, 2011-USA; R: Dante Ariola, B: Becky Johnston, K: Eduard Grau, M: Nick Urata, D: Colin Firth: Wallace Avery [Arthur Newman] * Emily Blunt: Mike) 101m-Tragikomödie (10-?; 1304)
# The Railway Man (Die Liebe seines Lebens, 2012-AUS/GB; R: Jonathan Teplitzky, B: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Andy Paterson, K: Garry Phillips, M: David Hirschfelder, D: Colin Firth: Eric Lomax * Nicole Kidman: Patricia Wallace * Jeremy Irvine: Eric Lomax /jung/ * Stellan Skarsgård: Finlay) 116m-Drama (Buch von Eric Lomax, 1995) (04-10 Wochen; 1312)
# Devil's Knot (Devil's Knot - Im Schatten der Wahrheit, 2012-USA; d: Atom Egoyan, B: Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson, K: Paul Sarossy, M: Mychael Danna, D: Colin Firth: Ron Lax ° Reese Witherspoon: Pam/ela Hobbs) 114m-Krimidrama (Buch von Mara Leveritt, 2002) (06-?; 1405)
# Before I Go to Sleep (Ich. Darf. Nicht. Schlafen., 2013-GB/USA; R+B: Rowan Joffe, K: Ben Davis, M: Edward Shearmur, D: Nicole Kidman: Christine * Colin Firth: Ben * Mark Strong: Dr. Nasch) 92m-Psychothriller (Roman von S.J. Watson, 2011) (02-?, England; 1409)
# Magic in the Moonlight (Magic in the Moonlight, 2013-USA; R+B: Woody Allen, K: Darius Khondji, D: Eileen Atkins: Tante Vanessa, Colin Firth: Stanley, Marcia Gay Harden: Mrs. Baker, Hamish Linklater: Brice, Simon McBurney: Howard Burkan, Emma Stone: Sophie, Jacki Weaver: Grace) 97m-Romantische Komödie (07-08; 1407)
# Kingsman: The Secret Service (Kingsman - The Secret Service, 2013-GB; R: Matthew Vaughn, B: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, K: George Richmond, M: Henry Jackman & Matthew Margeson, D: Colin Firth: Harry Hart/Galahad, Samuel L. Jackson: Valentine, Mark Strong: Merlin, Taron Egerton: Gary "Eggsy" Unwin & Michael Caine: Arthur) 129m (Comic The Secret Service von Mark Millar & Dave Gibbons) (10-?; 1501)
# Genius (Genius, 2014-USA/GB; R: Michael Grandage, B: John Logan, K: Ben Davis, M: Adam Cork, D: Colin Firth: Max/well Perkins * Jude Law: Thomas Wolfe * Nicole Kidman: Aline Bernstein & Laura Linney: Louise Perkins) 105m-Biopicdrama (Buch Max Perkins: Editor of Genius von A. Scott Berg, 1978) (10-12; 1606)
# Bridget Jones's Baby (Bridget Jones' Baby, 2015-GB/USA; R: Sharon Maguire, B: Helen Fielding, Dan Mazer, Emma Thompson, K: Andrew Dunn, M: Craig Armstrong, D: Renée Zellweger: Bridget Jones * Colin Firth: Mark Darcy * Patrick Dempsey: Jack Qwant, Jim Broadbent: Colin Jones, Gemma Jones: Pamela Jones & Emma Thompson: Dr. Rawlings) 123m-Liebeskomödie (10-11/+01; 1609)
AWARDS
> Coppa Volpi (bester Darsteller) für A Single Man [Filmfestspiele Venedig 2009]
> BAFTA Award (bester Hauptdarsteller) für A Single Man (2010)
> London Critics Circle Film Award (britischer Darsteller des Jahres) für A Single Man (2010)
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