Why Famous: English film, television, and theatre actor, who's films have earned more than $3 billion from 42 releases worldwide. He has received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as the Volpi Cup.
His most notable and acclaimed role to date has been his 2010 portrayal of King George VI in "The King's Speech", a performance that gained him an Oscar and many other worldwide best actor awards.
- 1997-06-21 "Bridget Jones' Diary" actor Colin Firth (36) weds Italian film producer Livia Giuggioli (27) in Tuscany, Italy
- 1995-09-24 TV adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice", starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth debuts on BBC One
- 2010-09-06 "The King's Speech" directed by Tom Hooper starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2011)
- 2011-01-07 "The King's Speech", starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter, is released in United Kingdom
- 2011-01-16 68th Golden Globes: The Social Network, Colin Firth, & Natalie Portman win
- 2011-02-27 83rd Academy Awards: Best Picture "The King's Speech", Colin Firth and Natalie Portman win best acting awards