- Colin Andrew Firth
- Grayshott, Hampshire, England, UK
- September 10, 1960
Colin Firth is an English film, television, and theatre actor. His most notable and acclaimed role to date has been his 2010 portrayal of King George VI in The King's Speech. Identified in the late 1980s with the "Brit Pack" of rising, young British actors, it was not until Firth's portrayal of Mr. 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, Shakespeare in Love and Love Actually. In 2009 he received widespread critical acclaim for his leading role in A Single Man. In 2011, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was also selected as one of the Time 100.