A classically trained British theater actor, Academy Award winner COLIN FIRTH (Arthur Newman) is a veteran of film, television and theater, with an impressive body of work spanning over three decades. He has appeared in three films that have won the Academy Award for Best Picture: THE KING'S SPEECH, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE and THE ENGLISH PATIENT. Firth earned an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, British Independent Film Award, Critics' Choice Award and his second consecutive BAFTA Award in 2011 for his performance as King George VI in THE KING'S SPEECH. The film also won the Academy Award for Best Picture as well as the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Firth also won the BAFTA Award in 2010 and the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the 2009 Venice Film Festival for his performance in Tom Ford's A SINGLE MAN.
He recently wrapped production on DEVIL'S KNOT, directed by Atom Egoyan and also starring Reese Witherspoon. The film chronicles the savage murders of three young children, which sparked a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing as part of a satanic ritual. Firth also wrapped production for THE RAILWAY MAN, directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, and starring Nicole Kidman and Jeremy Irvine. The film is based on a true story of Eric Lomax (played by Firth) who sets out to find those responsible for his torture during his time as a prisoner where he was forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railway in World War II.
He has also wrapped production on GAMBIT, directed by Michael Hoffman and written by Joel and Ethan Coen. Firth stars opposite Cameron Diaz as a British thief who comes up with a fool-proof plan to steal an expensive statue from one of the richest men in the world. The film will be released by CBS Films in 2013.
His other film credits include Tomas Alfredson's TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, opposite Gary Oldman, the global smash hit MAMMA MIA!, Richard Curtis' LOVE ACTUALLY, Helen Hunt's THEN SHE FOUND ME, Anand Tucker's WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE YOUR FATHER?, Stephan Elliott's EASY VIRTUE, Michael Winterbottom's GENOVA; A CHRISTMAS CAROL; THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST; Atom Egoyan's WHERE THE TRUTH LIES, Marc Evans' TRAUMA; NANNY McPHEE, WHAT A GIRL WANTS, A THOUSAND ACRES (with Michelle Pfeiffer and Jessica Lange), APARTMENT ZERO, MY LIFE SO FAR, Nick Hornby's FEVER PITCH; CIRCLE OF FRIENDS, PLAYMAKER, and the title role in Milos Forman's VALMONT, opposite Annette Bening.
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