The glamorous actor announces his divorce from Livia Giuggioli.
Colin was born on September 10, 1960 in Grayshott, England. As a child he lived a long time with his missionary grandparents from the Methodist Church in Nigeria, in his school years Colin became completely interested in the world of acting and began studying at the Drama Center in Chalk Farm and shortly after he made his theater debut Londoner from the West End.
In the mid-1980s, Firth began his film career by participating in the film ‘Otro País’. For his role as Robert Lawrence, in 1989, he received the award as Best Supporting Actor from the Royal Television Society, as well as a BAFTA nomination.
Rose to fame in 1995 for his performance on the television series Pride and Prejudice, for which he was nominated for BAFTA awards for his portrayal of Mr. Darcy.
Awards such as Oscar and Golden Globe
His 42 films have grossed more than $ 500 million worldwide, and he has received an Oscar, a Golden Globe, two BAFTA Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as the Volpi Cup. His most notable and recognized role to date has been his portrayal of King George VI in ‘The King’s Speech’, a performance for which he won the Oscar and multiple awards around the world.
The actor has appeared in very good films such as ‘Gambit’, ‘MammaMia’, which became the highest grossing British film of all time; ‘The Bridget Jones Diary’, ‘Tumbledown’, ‘The Return of Mary Poppins’, ‘Kingsman’, ‘Nanny Mc Phee’, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’, ‘A Long Journey’, ‘Trust No One’ , and many more…
In 2011, Firth received his “star” on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was honored by Queen Elizabeth II of England as Commander-Commander of the Order of the British Empire, in recognition of his services to drama. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Winchester in 2007 and is also a member of Oxfam International, an organization dedicated to ending poverty and injustice around the world and is co-director of the Oxfam Café program, a chain of coffee shops founded with the intention of creating fair trade opportunities for coffee cooperatives in Ethiopia, Honduras and Indonesia.
Fight for the rights of those most in need
The actor has been concerned about social welfare and has campaigned for the rights of indigenous peoples, as well as the campaign of the NGO “Survival International” to save the indigenous Awá of Brazil. He has also campaigned to help those in need of asylum, refugee rights and the environment.
Firth was the boyfriend of MegTilly whom he met during the filming of the movie ‘Valmont’, with which he had a son named William. He also had a romantic relationship with actress Jennifer Ehle, his co-star in the film ‘Pride and Prejudice’. In 1997 he married the Italian Livia Giuggioli, with whom he has had two children named Luca and Matteo, with whom he shared his life for 22 years. But the couple announced their divorce in 2019, staying on good terms for the sake of their children.
Definitely an actor with a lot of class who has triumphed and continues to do so on the big screen … Images: Clasos