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A classically trained British theater actor, Academy Award winner COLIN FIRTH 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 has wrapped production on Woody Allen's MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT, in which he stars opposite Emma Stone. He has also completed THE SECRET SERVICE, directed by Matthew Vaughn which will be released by Fox in May 2015. The cast includes Samuel L Jackson, Michael Caine and Taron Edgerton.

In 2012 Firth was seen in Tomas Alfredson's TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY opposite Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy. The thriller is based on John Le Carre's Cold War spy novel and tells the tale of a spy-hunt within the highest echelons of the British Secret Intelligence Service. The film garnered 3 Academy Award nominations including 'Best Writing' and won the 2012 BAFTA Film Award for 'Outstanding British Film' and 'Best Adapted Screenplay.'

In 2008, Firth was also seen in Universal Pictures' global smash hit "Mamma Mia!" The film grossed over half a billion dollars around the world and is the highest grossing film of all time in the UK.

In 2004, Firth starred in the Universal/Working Title hit BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON, and in the Oscar-nominated film GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING opposite Scarlett Johansson.

In 2003, Firth appeared in the Universal hit LOVE ACTUALLY, written and directed by Richard Curtis. At the time of its release, LOVE ACTUALLY broke box office records as the highest grossing British romantic comedy opening of all time in the UK and Ireland, and was the largest opening in the history of Working Title Films.

His others film credits include Helen Hunt's THE DEVIL'S KNOT, BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP, ARTHUR NEWMAN, THEN SHE FOUND ME, WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE YOUR FATHER?, EASY VIRTUE, Michael Winterbottom's GENOVA, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Atom Egoyan's WHERE THE TRUTH LIES, Marc Evans' thriller 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.

On the small screen, Firth is infamous for his breakout role in as "Mr. Darcy" in the BBC adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, for which he received a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor and the National Television Award for Most Popular Actor.

In March 2004, Firth hosted NBC's "Saturday Night Live." He was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2001 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in the critically acclaimed HBO film CONSPIRACY and also received the Royal Television Society Best Actor Award and a BAFTA nomination for his performance in TUMBLEDOWN. His other television credits include BBC television movie BORN EQUAL, DONOVAN QUICK, THE WIDOWING OF MRS. HOLROYD, DEEP BLUE SEA, HOSTAGES, and the mini-series NOSTROMO. His London stage debut was in the West End production of Another Country playing 'Guy Bennett.' He was then chosen to play the character Judd in the 1984 film adaptation opposite Rupert Everett.

Firth is an active supporter of Oxfam International, an organization dedicated to fighting poverty and related injustice around the world. He was honored with the 'Humanitarian Award' by BAFTA/LA at their 2009 Britannia Awards. In 2008 he was named Philanthropist of the Year by The Hollywood Reporter.

In 2006, Firth was voted European Campaigner of the Year by the EU.

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