Colin Andrew Firth CBE (born 10 September 1960) is an English actor. He is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, two European Film Awards, two BAFTA Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as the Volpi Cup for Best Actor.
Magic in the Moonlight is a 2014 romantic comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen. It is Allen's 44th film. The film stars Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Hamish Linklater, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, Eileen Atkins, and Simon McBurney. Set in the 1920s on the French Riviera, the film was released on July 25, 2014, by Sony Pictures Classics.
Playmaker (also known as Private Teacher and Death Date) is a drama/mystery/thriller film starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Rubin, directed by Yuri Zeltser. The film was released in 1994. The film was released in 1994.
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Supernova is a 2020 British romantic drama film written and directed by Harry Macqueen.The film stars Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci.. Supernova had its world premiere at the San Sebastián International Film Festival on 22 September 2020 and was released in the United States on 29 January 2021, by Bleecker Street, and in the United Kingdom on 25 June 2021, by StudioCanal
Apr 03, 2020 · Mr. Cedric Brown (Colin Firth) has just lost his wife and is now left with his seven children who misbehave so much, that all of the nannies have run away. Now he is told by a mysterious voice that he should get Nanny McPhee (Dame Emma Thompson), who is a magical woman with special powers. IMDb.
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Episode 1: Mr Charles Bingley, a wealthy gentleman from the north of England, settles down at Netherfield estate near Meryton village in Hertfordshirefor the autumn. Mrs Bennet, unlike her husband, is excited at the prospect of marrying off one of her five daughters (Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia) to the newcomer. Bingley takes an immediate liking to Jane at a local country dance, while his best friend Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy, rumoured to be twice as rich, refuses to dance with anyone, including Elizabeth. Elizabeth's poor impression of his character is confirmed at a later gathering at Lucas Lodge, and she and Darcy verbally clash on the two nights she spends at Netherfield, caring for the sick Jane who fell ill after riding in the rain. Episode 2: Mr William Collins, a sycophantic dimwitted clergyman, visits his cousins, the Bennets. As Mr & Mrs Bennett do not have a son, he is the entailed heir of their home and estate, Longbourn. He intends to marry a Bennet daughter as a...
When casting the many characters of Pride and Prejudice, the producer Sue Birtwistle and director Simon Langton were looking for actors with wit, charm and charisma, who could play the Regency period. Their choices for the protagonists, 20-year-old Elizabeth Bennet and 28-year-old Mr Darcy, determined the other actors cast. Hundreds of actresses between 15 and 28 auditioned, and those with the right presence were screen-tested, performing several prepared scenes in period costumes and makeup in a television studio. Straight offers were made to several established actors. Jennifer Ehle was chosen from six serious candidates to play Elizabeth, the second Bennet daughter, the brightest girl, and her father's favourite. At the time in her mid-20s, Ehle had read Pride and Prejudice at the age of 12 and was the only actor to be present throughout the whole filming schedule. Sue Birtwistle particularly wanted Colin Firth, a relatively unknown British actor in his mid-30s at the time, to pl...
Conception and adaptation
Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice had already been the subject of numerous television and film adaptations, including BBC television versions in 1938, 1952, 1958, 1967 and 1980. In the autumn of 1986, after watching a preview of Austen's Northanger Abbey, Sue Birtwistle and Andrew Davies agreed to adapt Pride and Prejudice, one of their favourite books, for television. Birtwistle in particular felt that a new adaptation on film would serve the drama better than the previous videotaped P...
Director of photography John Kenway used Super 16mm film, which has a slightly smaller widescreen aspect ratio than 16:9, but the series was originally broadcast 4:3 pan and scan. The budget of about £1 million per episode (totalling US$9.6 million) allowed 20 shooting weeks of five days to film six 55-minute episodes. Production aimed for 10.5-hour shooting days plus time for costume and make-up. Two weeks before filming began, about 70 of the cast and crew gathered for the script read-throu...
Costumes and make-up
Because Pride and Prejudice was a period drama, the design required more research than contemporary films. The personality and wealth of the characters were reflected in their costumes; the wealthy Bingley sisters were never shown in print dresses and they wore big feathers in their hair.As the BBC's stock of early 19th century costumes was limited, costume designer Dinah Collin designed most of the costumes, visiting museums for inspiration while trying to make the clothes attractive to a mo...
The adaptation received praise for its faithfulness to the novel, which highlights the importance of environment and upbringing on peoples' development, although privilege is not necessarily advantageous. Describing the adaptation as "a witty mix of love stories and social conniving, cleverly wrapped in the ambitions and illusions of a provincial gentry",critics noted that Davies's focus on sex and money and Austen's wry, incisive humour and the "deft" characterisation, prevented the television adaptation from "descending into the realm of a nicely-costumed, brilliantly-photographed melodrama". To avoid a narrator, the serial delegates the novel's first ironic sentence to Elizabeth in an early scene.The adaptation opens with a view of Darcy's and Bingley's horses as they race across a field toward the Netherfield estate, expressing vitality; Elizabeth watches them before breaking into a run. While the novel indicates Elizabeth's independence and energy in her three-mile trek to Neth...
Between 10 and 11 million people watched the original six-episode broadcast on BBC One on Sunday evenings from 24 September to 29 October 1995. The episodes were repeated each week on BBC Two. The final episode of Pride and Prejudice had a market share of about 40 percent in Britain, by which time eight foreign countries had bought the rights to the serial. 3.7 million Americans watched the first broadcast on the A&E Network, which aired the serial in double episodes on three consecutive even...
Home release and merchandise
The serial was released on VHS in the UK in the week running up to the original transmission of the final episode. The entire first run of 12,000 copies of the double-video set sold out within two hours of release. 70,000 copies had been sold by the end of the first week of sales, increasing to 200,000 sold units within the first year of the original airing. A BBC spokeswoman called the initial sale results "a huge phenomenon", as "it is unheard of for a video to sell even half as well, espec...
The critical response to Pride and Prejudice was overwhelmingly positive. Gerard Gilbert of The Independent recommended the opening episode of the serial one day before the British premiere, saying the television adaptation is "probably as good as it [can get for a literary classic]. The casting in particular deserves a tilt at a BAFTA, Firth not being in the slightest bit soft and fluffy – and Jennifer Ehle showing the right brand of spirited intelligence as Elizabeth." He considered Benjami...
As one of the BBC's and A&E's most popular presentations ever, the serial was "a cultural phenomenon, inspiring hundreds of newspaper articles and making the novel a commuter favourite". With the 1995 and 1996 films Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility and Emma, the serial was part of a wave of Jane Austen enthusiasm which caused the membership of the Jane Austen Society of North America to jump fifty percent in 1996 and to over 4,000 members in the autumn of 1997. Some newspapers like The Wall Street Journalexplained this "Austen-mania" as a commercial move of the television and film industry, whereas others attributed Austen's popularity to escapism. While Jennifer Ehle refused to capitalise on the success of the serial and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon, the role of Mr. Darcy unexpectedly elevated Colin Firth to stardom. Although Firth did not mind being recognised as "a romantic idol as a Darcy with smouldering sex appeal" in a role that "officially tur...
1. Birtwistle, Sue & Conklin, Susie (1995). The Making of Pride and Prejudice. Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-025157-X. 2. Ellington, H. Elisabeth (1998). "'The Correct Taste in Landscape' – Pemberley as Fetish and Commodity". In Troost, Linda; Greenfield, Sayre (eds.). Jane Austen in Hollywood. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-9006-1. 3. Hopkins, Lisa (1998). "Mr. Darcy's Body – Privileging the Female Gaze". In Troost, Linda; Greenfield, Sayre (eds.). Jane Austen in Hollywood. University...Pride and Prejudice at BBC ProgrammesPride and Prejudice at bbc.co.ukPride and Prejudice video playlist at BBC Worldwide's YouTubechannelPride and Prejudice on IMDb
Colin Firth is amazing. His physical attractiveness is essential to the plot--it gets him into Sarah's bed so they can start talking about Arsenal-- and that simple fact leaves him huge amounts of room to be boyish, goofy, moody, clueless, innocent, and cruel. 22 out of 25 found this helpful.
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Colin Firth is a theater, movie, and TV actor from Britain. He gained popularity as Mr. Darcy in Jane Austen’s novel TV adaptation “Pride and Prejudice.” The movie “The King’s Speech” reinforced the actor’s success: Firth won the Academy Award, the Golden Globe Awards, and BAFTA. Since that movie, Firth began to star in the most famous world movies. The comics blockbuster “Kingsman: The Secret Service” became remarkably successful; the actor played the leading part as well. Colin Firth was born in an English village Grayshott, Hampshire. His mother Shirley Jean Rolles taught comparative religious studies at the King Alfred's College. The father David Norman Lewis Firth taught history in the same college and worked with officers of the Nigerian Government, so the family lived in Nigeria for a while. Colin was David and Shirley’s first child. The actor has also the sister Kate who became the acting and vocal coach and the brother Jonathan who followed in the footsteps of his brother a...
Colin Firth debuted in the movie “Another Country” where he got one of the main roles of Tommy Judd, the offspring of a privileged family. The TV adaptation of “The Lady of the Camellias” by Alexandre Dumas, fils followed in 1984; the actor received the major male part of Armand Duval. Having experience in playing grand dramatic roles, Colin Firth looked wonderful in TV versions of famous classic novels. The next movies were close to this type. In 1987, the melodrama “A Month in the Country” based on Joseph Lloyd Carr’s novel under the same title was released. The same year, the TV adaptation of the famous children’s book “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett was out. In 1989, Forth appeared as Vicomte de Valmont in the drama “Valmont” created upon the classic French novel “Dangerous Liaisons” by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. The actor’s fame increased after he starred in the multi-part movie “Pride and Prejudice” based on Jane Austen’s novel in 1995. Colin also tried to part...
During “Valmont” shooting, Colin Firth met the actress Meg Tilly who broke up with her husband for the actor. They lived in a civil marriage for 5 years. The couple had the son William Joseph Firth; the actor keeps in touch with him warmly even after he had split up with his mother. After the series “Pride and Prejudice” was created, Colin dated his stage partner Jennifer Ehle for a year. In a while, Firth met the Italian director and producer Livia Giuggioli. In 1997, they married; the couple has two children, the sons Matteo and Luca. The family lives in Italy and England interchangeably. Colin and Livia opened a luxurious eco products store “ECO-AGE” in London.
In 2016, the actor came back to the role of Mark Darcy in the sequel of the comedy melodrama “Bridget Jones 3.” Traditionally, Renée Zellweger played the famous Bridget Jones who managed to improve her life. Her career is developing, and she lives in a prestigious district of London. Still, the problems begin when the woman learns about her unplanned pregnancy and has two candidates for the role of the father. The future child is lucky with their father: it is either a millionaire or a famous lawyer. In 2016, the drama “Genius” based on the book editor Maxwell Perkins’s biography was out. Perkins stood out in the literary world due to his hunch to find young talents and the ability to distinguish between a promising text and a mediocre one regardless of authors’ popularity. Max Perkins published the first books of the geniuses of the 20th century Ernest Hemingway and Francis Scott Fitzgerald. The movie portrays another famous writer discovered by Perkins, Thomas Wolfe, and the diffi...1989 – “Valmont”1995 – “Pride and Prejudice”1996 – “The English Patient”1998 – “Shakespeare in Love”
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