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A classically trained British theatre actor, Academy Award winner COLIN FIRTH is a veteran of film, television and theatre, 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. Colin's performance as King George VI in The King's Speech garnered him an Academy Award as well as a Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, British Independent Film Award, Critics' Choice Award and his second consecutive BAFTA Award in 2011. Colin 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.

In 2008, Colin starred 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. He also starred in the Universal/Working Title hit film series Bridget Jones's Diary and 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.

In 2012 Colin 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. The film garnered three Academy Award nominations including 'Best Writing' and won the 2012 BAFTA Film Award for 'Outstanding British Film' and 'Best Adapted Screenplay.'

In 2013 Colin appeared in The Railway Man directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, which also stars Nicole Kidman and Jeremy Irvine. The film is based on a true story of Eric Lomax, played by Colin, who sets out to find those responsible for his torture during his time as a prisoner in World War II.

In 2014 he was seen in Woody Allen's Magic In The Moonlight, in which he stars opposite Emma Stone. The same year he starred in Kingsman: The Secret Service, directed by Matthew Vaughn and based on the acclaimed comic book of the same name in which Colin plays the role of a secret agent who recruits and trains an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's competitive training program. The cast includes Samuel L Jackson, Michael Caine and Taron Egerton.

Colin recently appeared in Genius, a chronicle of Max Perkins's time as the book editor at Scribner, where he oversaw works by Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. The film premiered at this year's Berlin International Film Festival and stars Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Guy Pearce, and Vanessa Kirby. The film was released in the US on the 10th June 2016. Colin also starred as Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones's Baby, released worldwide in September of the same year.

Eye In The Sky was released on April 15th 2016 and is Colin's first film produced and distributed by his production company, Raindog Films, with partner Ged Doherty. Most recently Raindog Films produced the British-American feature Loving, a true-life drama about interracial couple Mildred and Richard Loving, which was inspired by Nancy Buirski's Emmy Award-winning documentary, The Loving Story. The film is directed and written by Jeff Nichols and stars Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Michael Shannon, and Nick Kroll. The drama is set in Virginia in 1958 and follows the story of Mildred and Richard Loving, a couple sentenced to prison because of their interracial marriage. The film was released in November 2016, and was nominated in both Best Actress and Best Actor categories at the 74th Golden Globe Awards. The film was also selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Later this year Colin will star alongside Rachel Weisz and David Thewlis in drama The Mercy. Colin portrays Donald Crowhurst, a yachtsman who attempts to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race but ends up creating an outrageous account of traveling the world alone by sea. A release date has not been confirmed yet.

Colin will also be seen in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, a sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service. Starring alongside Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore and Mark Strong, and directed by Matthew Vaughn, Colin will reprise his role as Harry Hart. The film is due for release on 20th September 2017.

It has recently been announced that Colin will play William Weatherall Wilkins in Disney's Mary Poppins Returns. Colin will star alongside Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep and Lin- Manuel Miranda. The screenplay will be written by Oscar nominee David Magee and based on "The Mary Poppins Stories" by P.L. Travers. Directed by Rob Marshall, it is set for release in the US on 25th December 2018.

His others film credits include the Oscar-nominated Girl With A Pearl Ring; Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason; Devil's Knot; Arthur Newman; Then She Found Me; When Did You Last See Your Father?; Easy Virtue; Micheal Winterbottom's Genova; A Christmas Carol; The Importance Of Being Ernest; Atom Egoyan's Where The Truth Lies; Marc Evans' thriller Trauma; Manny Mcphee; What A Girl Wants; A Thousand Acres, with Michelle Pfeiffer and Jessica Lange; Apartament 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, Colin is infamous for his breakout role 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, Colin 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.

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 and prior to this, in 2006, Colin was voted European Campaigner of the Year by the EU.

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