KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
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
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
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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