Colin Firth – Bio, Wife, Children, Age, Height, Net worth, Brother, Gay

Multi-award winning English actor Colin Firth is known for his outstanding performances in films such as The Speech, The King’s Pride and Prejudice and Kingsman: The Secret Service . The brilliant actor took a while to properly hit his step in his career. Following the immense success of 1995’s Pride and Prejudice, Firth is one of the best English actors to ever grace our television screens.

Colin sounds as English as he looks. He is blessed with a square face and broad shoulders. Aside from his looks, the actor has an understated air of quiet dignity about him. Add that to his role as Mr Darcy on Pride and Prejudice and it’s easy to see why he’s considered one of the best sex symbols on English television and beyond.

Colin Firth’s Bio and Age

Colin Andrew Firth’s life began on September 10, 1960. He was born in Grayshott, Hampshire. The actor traveled the world as a child. By the age of eleven, Colin was living in three different countries on three continents. Due to his parents’ work, he spent part of his childhood in Nigeria and the USA before eventually returning to the UK.

Upon his return, Firth enrolled in Montgomery’s Alamein Secondary School for his secondary education. His experience at the institution was not pleasant. He suffered from constant bullying and had a hard time fitting in. As a result of this experience, he finally lost interest in his studies. As a child, he loved acting. Colin Firth began taking acting classes regularly from the age of ten and by the time he was 14 he was sure he wanted to pursue this career.

Although he had lost interest in school, he fell in love with English literature while enrolled at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College. Colin remembers his time there as the best two years of his academic life. After leaving Barton he joined the National Youth Theater in London.

In theater he worked in the cloakroom before honing his skills at the Drama Center London where he began working in stage productions. In his first play he portrayed Hamlet. Firth’s performance was noticed and he was chosen to play Tommy Judd in the 1983 stage play entitled Another Country. His television debut followed in 1984 when he reprized the role in the film adaptation of the stage play.

Four years later he was Private Robert Lawrence on BBC Falls. The film was a tribute to a real life soldier of the same name who memorably fought at the Battle of Mount Tumbledown. His performance of the role received high praise.

But it wasn’t until 1995 that Colin truly became a force in the industry. He was chosen to play Mr Darcy in the TV version of the legendary Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice. In 1998, the actor played Lord Wessex in the dramedy Shakespeare in love. The film was a fictional story about Shakespeare who fell in love while writing one of his stories.

Colin Firth’s role in Mr. Darcy was hugely successful but risked falling into stereotypes. For a time he was only allowed to play similar roles on projects such as Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001). He was cast as Jamie in the Christmas romantic comedy Love Actually (2003).

In 2010, the Brit played another role that would prove to be one of the best of his career. He was cast as King George VI in the epic drama The King’s Speech. In the film, his character was a king who had a severe stutter and struggled to overcome it while handling the affairs of his kingdom.

In 2014, he appeared as Harry Hart / Galahad in the first installment of the Kingsman films, Kingsman: Secret Service. He reprized the role in 2017’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle. In 2018, Colin Firth Wilkins starred in Rob Marshall’s family fantasy Mary Poppins Returns.

The actor has received many awards and nominations for his character portrayals. He received a BAFTA Award and an Austin Film Critics Association Award for his role as George Falconer in One Man (2009). He also won another BAFTA Award and Oscar for his characterization of King George VI ‘s The King’s Speech.

Is he gay?

The British actor isn’t immune to the spin of the rumor mill. Colin Firth is as direct as they come. However, the rumor about his sexual orientation has some roots, no matter how faint.

In 2009, the actor played the role of George, a gay professor suffering from depression as a result of the loss of his lover eight years ago. Firth’s portrayal of the character was so compelling that he won several awards for his problems.

Colin Firth’s F amily: wife, children and brother

Colin Firth was born to David Norman Lewis Firth and Shirley Jean. Both parents worked in academics. It was his father’s work as an education officer that saw the family spend a number of years in Nigeria. Colin has two younger siblings through his parents. His sister Kate works as a voice coach and actress, his brother Jonathan is also an actor. His grandparents on both sides of the family were ministers of the church.

Firth met Meg Tilly on the set of the 1989 film Valmont. They soon began a relationship and even moved to Canada. Colin had one son, William Joseph Firth. However, they never married and called time for their romance in 1994.

Colin returned to the UK where he met Livia Giuggioli who was working as a production assistant. They married in 1997 and had their first child, a son, in 2001. They called him Luca Firth. The second, another son, Matteo Firth, arrived in 2003. When they began dating, the actor committed to learning Livia’s native Italian language and is now able to speak it fluently.

What is his net worth?

As an actor and producer, Colin has appeared in over 85 projects. His numerous accolades and critically acclaimed roles mean he should be sitting on a lot of money. According to various online sources, the British actor has an estimated net worth of around $25 million.

height and weight

Many of the actor’s roles have him as a quiet and brooding fellow who always seems so compatible with romantic screenplays. This has made him one of the sexiest men on British television. Colin stands at an impressive height of 6ft 2in which is 1.88m. He’s also working to maintain a weight of about 76 kg (167.5 pounds).

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