Colin Andrew Firth is an English film, television, and theatre actor. His films have earned more than $936 million from 42 releases worldwide. He has received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and the Screen Actors Guild Award, 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.
Firth was born in Grayshott, Hampshire, to parents who were both academics and teachers. His mother 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 has a younger sister, Kate, and a younger brother, Jonathan, who is also an actor.
As a child, Firth travelled a lot due to his parents' work, spending some years in Nigeria. He also lived in St. Louis, Missouri when he was 11. Firth described this as a difficult time, and he struggled to fit in. After his sixth form years, Firth moved to London and joined the National Youth Theatre, where he made many contacts in the acting world.
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