Colin Andrew Firth was born on September 10, 1960. He gained wide public attention in the 90s for his portrayal of Mr. Darcy in the 1995 television adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. In 2011, he received an Academy Award for his portrayal of King George VI in The King’s Speech, a performance that also earned him the Golden Globe, BAFTAand the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor, amongst others. The previous year, he received his first Academy Award nomination, for his leading role in A Single Man, a performance that won him a BAFTA Award.
He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011 and was selected as one of The 100 Most Influential People in the world byTime magazine.
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