Entertainment has for many years been a very important part of society, a fact that has led to the celebration of the best entertainers in the world. English actor Colin Firth, who has entertained the world with his acting talent for so many years, is one of the well-celebrated entertainers of his generation. He is popularly known for his roles in A Single Man, Pride and Prejudice, The King’s Speech, and Conspiracy, among many others. Read on to find out more on all there is to know about the multiple award winner.
Who Is Colin Firth? (Age)
Firth was birthed as Colin Andrew Firth on September 10, 1960, in Grayshott, Hampshire, England. He was born to a family of academicians and is the first of 3 children.
For his education, Colin Firth attended what is today known as Kings’ School, formerly known as Montgomery of Alamein Secondary school. He did so after he returned to England from Nigeria where he spent part of his early years.
At the age of ten, young Colin began to attend several drama workshops and when he was fourteen, he already made up his mind to become an actor. To pursue his career in acting, he enrolled in the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, where his skills were whetted. After his time there, Firth landed himself a job in the wardrobe department at the National Theatre. Since he already had an interest in acting, he furthered his education at the Drama Centre London.
Playwright Julian Mitchell gave Colin Firth a role in the West End production of Another Country (1983) after he noticed his acting talent when he played the character Hamlet at the Drama Center. The actor went on to land other acting roles in several TV series and movies, including Tumbledown (1988), Valmont (1989), Pride and Prejudice (1995), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Importance of Being Earnest (2002), Where the Truth Lies (2005), The Last Legion (2007), The King’s Speech (2011), Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016) and Here We Go Again (2018) among others.
Colin Firth’s performances in the above-listed projects and others have garnered him a number of awards and even more nominations. In 2011, he was awarded Best Actor at the Academy Awards for his performance in The King’s Speech. He received Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2010 and 2011 from the BAFTA Awards for his performance in A Single Man and The King’s Speech, respectively.
Thanks to his wide acclaim, the versatile entertainer who was honored with an honorary degree in 2007 have seen his income surge over the years as he is listed as one of the millionaires of the glamorous acting industry.
Family – Wife, and Children
Before he got married in 1997 to Italian producer, director, and environmental activist Livia Giuggioli, Colin Firth was in a relationship with Canadian and American actress Meg Tilley from 1989 – 1994. Together, the pair had a son whom they named William Joseph Firth.
Colin Firth has a total of three children from two women; Meg Tilley and his wife Livia Giuggioli. His three children are William Joseph Firth who was born in 1990; Luca Firth and Matteo Firth who were born in 2001 and 2003 respectively.
His son William Firth has followed the footsteps of his father as an actor. His most popular roles came in Spider-Man and Caged.
Colin Firth has quite a number of family members known to the public. His paternal and maternal grandparents were missionaries who traveled the world to preach. His parents; mother Shirley and father David Norman Lewis Firth were both academicians as mentioned above. His mother was a lecturer at King Alfred’s College while his father was both a lecturer and an education officer for the Nigerian Government.
The actor, who is the oldest of his two siblings, has a sister named Kate Firth who is an actress and voice coach. His brother Jonathan Firth equally mines his trade as an actor and has featured in notable movies like An Ideal Husband, Ghost Whisperer, and Father Brown among others.
Colin Firth Height
The Grayshott native who has brownish colored hair and eyes stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.87m) while his frame is complemented by a body mass listed as 76 kilograms. The attractive actor has a waistline reported as 34 inches while his chest is said to be about 43 inches.