Colin Firth is an English actor. He has received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, two BAFTA Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as the Volpi Cup. Firth’s most notable and acclaimed role to date has been his portrayal of King George VI in Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech (2010), a performance that earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor, among other accolades.
Identified in the late 1980’s with the “Brit Pack” of rising, young British actors, it was not until Firth’s portrayal of Fitzwilliam Darcy in the 1995 television adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice that he received more widespread attention. This led to roles in films such as The English Patient, Bridget Jones’s Diary (for which Firth was nominated for a BAFTA), Shakespeare in Love, and Love Actually.