Firth Spent Part Of His Childhood In Nigeria Where His Father Was

Colin Firth
Colin Firth
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Colin Firth
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Colin Firth
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He was also selected as one of The Time 100 for that year. Firth’s parents were raised in India, because his maternal grandparents, Congregationalist ministers, and his paternal grandfather, an Anglican priest, performed missionary work abroad. Firth spent part of his childhood in Nigeria, where his father was teaching. It was through the 1995 BBC television adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice that Firth gained wider renown. This performance also made him the object of affection for fictional journalist Bridget Jones (created by Helen Fielding), an interest which carried on into the two novels featuring the Jones character. As something of an in-joke, when the novels were adapted for the cinema, Firth was cast as Jones’s love interest, Mark Darcy. Continuing this in-joke, there was a dog called Mr Darcy in the film St. Trinian ‘s, which Firth’s character accidentally kills. (2008), and Easy Virtue, which screened at the Rome Film Festival to excellent reviews.

Firth Spent Part Of His Childhood In Nigeria Where His Father Was

Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Colin Firth


His mother, Shirley Jean (née Rolles), was a comparative religion lecturer at King Alfred’s College, Winchester (now the University of Winchester), and his father, David Norman Lewis Firth, was a history lecturer (also at King Alfred ‘s) and education officer for the Nigerian Government. Firth spent part of his childhood in Nigeria, where his father was teaching. He lived in St. Louis, Missouri when he was 11. Reflecting on his time at Barton Peveril College in Eastleigh, he said “My two years at Barton Peveril were among the two happiest years of my life”. in 1989, he played the title role in the film Valmont, and was co-lead in the film Apartment Zero. Firth and other young British actors who were becoming established film actors such as Tim Roth, Gary Oldman, Bruce Payne and Paul McGann were dubbed the ‘Brit Pack’. This role has earned Firth career best reviews and Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors’ Guild, BAFTA, and BFCA nominations; he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in February 2010.

Firth Spent Part Of His Childhood In Nigeria Where His Father Was

Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Colin Firth


In 2011, Firth 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, BAFTA and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor, amongst others. Firth spent part of his childhood in Nigeria, where his father was teaching. He later attended the Montgomery of Alamein Secondary School (now Kings’ School), which at the time was a state secondary modern school in Winchester, Hampshire. The serial was a major international success, and Firth gained heartthrob status because of his role as Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, in which he emerged in a wet shirt after a swim. Firth had a supporting role in The English Patient (1996) and since then, has starred in films such as Fever Pitch (1997), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Relative Values (2000), Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001), The Importance of Being Earnest (2002), Love Actually (2003), What a Girl Wants (2003), Hope Springs (2003), Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004), Nanny McPhee (2005), Where the Truth Lies (2005), Then She Found Me (2007) with Helen Hunt, The Last Legion (2007) with Aishwarya Rai, And When Did You Last See Your Father.

Firth Spent Part Of His Childhood In Nigeria Where His Father Was

Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Colin Firth


His mother, Shirley Jean (née Rolles), was a comparative religion lecturer at King Alfred’s College Winchester (now the University of Winchester), and his father, David Norman Lewis Firth, was a history lecturer (also at King Alfred ‘s) and education officer for the Nigerian Government. Firth’s parents were raised in India, because his maternal grandparents, Congregationalist ministers, and his paternal grandfather, an Anglican priest, performed missionary work abroad. Firth spent part of his childhood in Nigeria, where his father was teaching. Reflecting on his time at Barton Peveril College in Eastleigh, he said “My two years at Barton Peveril were among the two happiest years of my life”. in 1983, Firth starred as Guy Bennett in the award-winning London stage production of Another Country. in 1989, he played the title role in the film Valmont, and was co-lead in the film Apartment Zero.

Firth Spent Part Of His Childhood In Nigeria Where His Father Was

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Firth gained wide public attention in the 1990s for his portrayal of Mr. Darcy in the 1995 television adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Firth was born in England. Firth spent part of his childhood in Nigeria, where his father was teaching. Firth and other young British actors who were becoming established film actors such as Tim Roth, Gary Oldman, Bruce Payne and Paul McGann were dubbed the ‘Brit Pack’. in the second novel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, the character even meets Firth in Rome. Fashion designer Tom Ford made his director’s debut with this movie. This role has earned Firth career best reviews and Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, and BFCA nominations; he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in February 2010. The Screen Actors Guild recognized Firth with the award for Best Male Actor for The King’s Speech on 30 January 2011.
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Firth Spent Part Of His Childhood In Nigeria Where His Father Was

Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Colin Firth


Firth gained wide public attention in the 1990s for his portrayal of Mr. Darcy in the 1995 television adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. in 2011, Firth 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, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor. His mother, Shirley Firth (née Rolles), was a comparative religion lecturer at King Alfred’s College Winchester (now the University of Winchester), and his father, David Norman Lewis Firth, was a history lecturer (also at King Alfred ‘s) and education officer for the Nigerian Government. Firth spent part of his childhood in Nigeria, where his father was teaching.

Firth Spent Part Of His Childhood In Nigeria Where His Father Was

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Firth was born in England. Firth spent part of his childhood in Nigeria, where his father was teaching. He later attended the Montgomery of Alamein Secondary School (now Kings’ School), a state comprehensive school in Winchester, Hampshire, and then Barton Peveril College in Eastleigh, Hampshire. in 1983, Firth starred as Guy Bennett in the award-winning London stage production of Another Country. The serial was a major international success, and Firth gained heartthrob status because of his role as Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, in which he emerged in a wet shirt after a swim. As something of an in-joke, when the novels were adapted for the cinema, Firth was cast as Jones’s love interest, Mark Darcy. Continuing this in-joke, there was a dog called Mr Darcy in the film St. Trinian ‘s, which Firth’s character accidentally kills. (2008), the film adaptation of Mamma Mia.



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