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Adept at playing diffident roles, Colin Firth -- born Sept. 10, 1960, in Grayshott, England -- lived in Nigeria with his parents until he was 4 years old. He also lived in St. Louis briefly during his teens.

Firth's show business career began with a job in the wardrobe department of Britain's National Theatre. He studied acting at London's Drama Centre, where he was discovered while performing an amateur production of "Hamlet." In 1984, Firth made his big-screen bow in Another Country.

But it took knee breeches, a waistcoat and the part of Mr. Darcy in the 1995 BBC miniseries "Pride and Prejudice" to make Firth a worldwide star. His other notable films include Valmont (1989), The English Patient (1996) and Bridget Jones's Diary (2001). In 2009, Firth snagged Golden Globe and Oscar nods, along with a BAFTA win, for his role in A Single Man. His impressive résumé grew in 2011 with a Golden Globe Award and his first Oscar for The King's Speech.

Colin Firth in Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service

2015 R

Seeing untapped potential in a wayward teenager, veteran secret agent Harry Hart recruits the young delinquent and schools him in the skills that will ultimately transform him into a superspy.

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  • Colin Firth in Bridget Jones's Baby Bridget Jones's Baby
  • Colin Firth in Genius Genius
  • Colin Firth in Before I Go to Sleep Before I Go to Sleep
  • Colin Firth in Gambit Gambit
  • Colin Firth in The King's Speech The King's Speech
  • Colin Firth in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • Colin Firth in Devil's Knot Devil's Knot
  • Colin Firth in Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia!
  • Colin Firth in Magic in the Moonlight Magic in the Moonlight
  • Colin Firth in Love Actually Love Actually
  • Colin Firth in Hope Springs Hope Springs
  • Colin Firth in A Single Man A Single Man
  • Colin Firth in The English Patient The English Patient
  • Colin Firth in Shakespeare in Love Shakespeare in Love
  • Colin Firth in Girl with a Pearl Earring Girl with a Pearl Earring
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  • Colin Firth in When Did You Last See Your Father? When Did You Last See Your Father?
  • Colin Firth in Conspiracy Conspiracy
  • Colin Firth in Dorian Gray Dorian Gray
  • Colin Firth in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
  • Colin Firth in A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol
  • Colin Firth in St. Trinian's: Legend of Fritton's Gold St. Trinian's: Legend of Fritton's Gold
  • Colin Firth in Nanny McPhee Nanny McPhee
  • Colin Firth in The Accidental Husband The Accidental Husband
  • Colin Firth in St. Trinian's St. Trinian's
  • Colin Firth in What a Girl Wants What a Girl Wants
  • Colin Firth in Easy Virtue Easy Virtue
  • Colin Firth in The Man Behind the King's Speech The Man Behind the King's Speech
  • Colin Firth in Apartment Zero Apartment Zero
  • Colin Firth in Where the Truth Lies Where the Truth Lies
  • Colin Firth in The Turn of the Screw The Turn of the Screw
  • Colin Firth in The Importance of Being Earnest The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Colin Firth in Then She Found Me Then She Found Me
  • Colin Firth in Arthur Newman Arthur Newman
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  • Colin Firth in Lost Empires Lost Empires
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  • Colin Firth in A Summer in Genoa A Summer in Genoa
  • Colin Firth in Fever Pitch Fever Pitch
  • Colin Firth in Black Adder: Back and Forth Black Adder: Back and Forth
  • Colin Firth in We Know Where You Live. Live! We Know Where You Live. Live!
  • Colin Firth in Trauma Trauma
  • Colin Firth in Main Street Main Street