Colin Firth Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

6th November 2016

Quote: “I have been personally and comprehensively renovated. I don’t dress the same." Colin Firth credits designer-turned-filmmaker Tom Ford, with whom he worked on 2009 movie A Single Man, for overhauling his wardrobe.

1st September 2016

Quote: "It's still my duty to be cryptic about that, so forgive me in being creative in how I dodge that question. It's no secret that I'm involved, somewhere and somehow... I can't give too much away about in what capacity I'm back. A lot of people have speculated and a lot of people have come to the wrong conclusions about it. I want to keep the surprise alive, a little longer. I think they're going to be surprised again." Colin Firth on his return to the Kingsman film franchise. His character was killed off in the first movie, but the actor is involved in the sequel.

25th February 2016

Quote: "Graceful, charming, messy eater!" Up-and-coming British actor Taron Egerton offers up his thoughts on his Kingsman: The Secret Service co-star Colin Firth.

18th May 2015

Fact: Actor Colin Firth is learning how to sail for his new film. The King's Speech star has been cast as Donald Crowhurst, who faked a voyage around the world in 1968, in The Theory of Everything director James Marsh's untitled biopic. He will be sailing a 41-foot trimaran in the movie, which begins filming in England on Monday (18May15), according to the New York Post.

13th February 2015

Quote: "When I first met Matthew (Vaughn, director), there was no script, so I just had the comics. I'd never really read comics, even when I was a kid, and now I do. I've missed out, I've wasted 50 years!" British actor Colin Firth has been turned on to reading graphic novels after working on Kingsman: The Secret Service, which is adapted from the 2012 spy comics The Secret Service.

7th November 2014

Quote: "We're getting Colin the video, and we're all going to be dressed up in the tailored suits he wears in the film." Take That star Gary Barlow hopes to recruit British actor Colin Firth for a cameo role in the band's next music promo. The track, Get Ready For It, was penned for Firth's upcoming spy thriller Kingsman: The Secret Service, which will be released in February (15).

18th July 2014

Quote: "I made it onto one of those influential lists in a magazine, brought it home and he (son Luca) was 10 at the time, he said, 'You're not even the most influential person in this house'." Colin Firth's kids aren't impressed by the British actor's professional achievements.

11th July 2014

Fact: British pop star Gary Barlow has been recruited to compose music for Colin Firth's forthcoming movie Kingsman: The Secret Service. The Take That star previously contributed songs to blockbuster movies Stardust and X-Men: First Class.

22nd June 2014

Tweet: "Thank u everyone for yesterday's wishes for our 17th anniversary! (sic)" Colin Firth's wife Livia thanks fans for marking the couple's wedding anniversary. The pair wed in 1997.

7th April 2014

Quote: "I find that if you Google the word Colin you end up with information on colonoscopies. The letter 'I' being next to the 'O' (on a keyboard), I guess." Actor Colin Firth jokes about Googling his name online.

7th April 2014

Quote: “I think we just got too old to behave the way we had behaved. And he's mellowed rather delightfully - although I think he'd still come with a bit of a warning attached." Colin Firth on his former feud with Another Country and The Importance of Being Earnest co-star Rupert Everett.

23rd April 2013

Quote: "I thought it would be wonderful to have an Italian sounding name or one from central Europe, something like that... My last name sounds a bit like a grunt on the phone... There are no kings called Colin and in the 20th Century I can't think of a single great writer, poet, artist, fictional hero. It's just not a name you find that is associated with anything that's glamorous or remarkable." British actor Colin Firth has always disliked his name.

21st June 2012

Fact: Soccer ace David Beckham has been named one of the "five gentleman of 2012" by Britain's Country Life magazine thanks to his good manners. Others on the list include South African politician Nelson Mandela for his quiet dignity, and actor Colin Firth for self-deprecation.

13th October 2011

Fact: Oscar winner Colin Firth is the latest star to be immortalised in wax - bosses at Madame Tussauds have commissioned a statuette of the actor for their London branch. It will go on display in December (11).

18th September 2011

Quote: "It went to my sons' school one day, so that all his mates and the teachers could see it close up. It doesn't make you any more influential in the pecking order. One of my lads said to me the other day, 'Dad, you're not even number one in the influence stakes at home.'" Colin Firth's sons aren't impressed by their dad's Best Actor Oscar, which he won for The King's Speech in February (11).

6th September 2011

Fact: Gary Oldman is planning to return to the director's chair to shoot a new movie starring his Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy co-star Colin Firth. The Dark Knight star, who directed 1997's gritty Nil By Mouth, isn't revealing much about the project, but has told the Daily Mail Online it will be a remake.

10th May 2011

Quote: "There's part of you that's riven with jealousy, furious with it. But I did also ring to congratulate him. I think it's a triumph for anyone of our age to get that chance." Rupert Everett had mixed feelings about seeing his friend Colin Firth pick up an Oscar earlier this year (11).

8th March 2011

Quote: "We're not moving to Hollywood, we're going back home and he's still the man I married. He'll still put out the bins and leave his socks on the floor. It's just now he has an Oscar and that is amazing." Colin Firth's wife Livia is adamant The King's Speech star's Oscars success will not change him.

7th March 2011

Quote: "I find him a fascinating person. He's talented, but he's also an incredibly intelligent and inquiring guy. I just saw that performance in (The Social Network)... and I would have loaded him with prizes for it." Colin Firth on fellow Best Actor Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg.

2nd March 2011

Fact: Colin Firth has seen rentals of his former movies rocket since winning the Best Actor Oscar at the Academy Awards on Sunday (27Feb11) for his role in The King's Speech. Dvd hire of his 2008 film The Accidental Husband has soared, while rentals of 2009's A Single Man are up fourfold, according to online movie library

28th February 2011

Tweet: "4 more people called me 'Colin' last night incl (including) Colombian radio presenter who conducted whole (interview) with me thinking I was Mr. Firth." CNN presenter Piers Morgan is constantly being mistaken for fellow Brit Colin Firth after the actor's Oscar-winning performance in THE KING'S SPEECH. Appearing on the newsman's show recently, Firth admitted he's often mistaken for Morgan.

28th February 2011

Fact: Oscar favourites Natalie Portman and Colin Firth will be among the guests feasting on 1,600 pounds (725.7 kilograms) of dover sole fish as part of the main course at the Governor's Ball post-Academy Awards bash on Sunday (27Feb11).

28th February 2011

Quote: "I love that movie... I know a couple of people with stammers and it's really not easy to do. I think he did an amazing job in every way, all the emotion he got into it." Hugh Jackman is a fan of Colin Firth's turn as stammering British monarch King George VI.

26th February 2011

Quote: "It is a piece of good fortune that I have somehow kept working. There is one great quote - J.B. Priestley I think - when he says, 'I have never been out of fashion because I have never been in fashion.' That really does apply to me." Oscar favourite Colin Firth isn't used to being the flavour of the month.

20th February 2011

Quote: "Colin has lots of jokes but we are fart buddies. We had iFart apps in our iPhones and that was the foundation of our relationship." Helena Bonham Carter and her THE KING'S SPEECH co-star Colin Firth based their friendship around their shared sense of humour.

19th February 2011

Quote: "What's happening to in the supermarket most of the time is people are saying, 'Piers Morgan, can I have your autograph'." Colin Firth is often mistaken for newsman Morgan.

18th February 2011

Quote: "(Director) Tom Hooper started to stammer when he was giving us notes. It would sometimes take him half an hour to say what he meant." Colin Firth admits stuttering became infectious on the set of The King's Speech.

18th February 2011

Quote: "I like the idea of them. It's a very odd experience to say the least. I was once told by an old veteran of these things before I had ever done a love scene, 'You will only enjoy love scenes, erotically, if you have an extraordinary capacity to shut out the witnesses or you enjoy the witnesses.' They're the only two times it can actually be exciting." British actor Colin Firth can't get to grips with movie sex scenes.

18th February 2011

Quote: "It does help to realise however stunning the woman fluttering her eyelashes at you is, she's not as beautiful as your wife. Maybe that's shallow of me, having a wife so beautiful, but it actually makes things much easier. She's the most beautiful woman in the world." Colin Firth finds it easy to resist temptation because of the beauty of his Italian wife Livia Giuggioli.

10th February 2011

Quote: "She never dropped the accent... and so I never heard the American sound until the movie was over. We happened to be on the same flight the next day to L.A... and I ran into a Texan and it was quite bizarre. She looked like Renee but I just thought, 'Do I know you?'" Colin Firth on working with Renee Zellweger on Bridget Jones's Diary.

10th February 2011

Quote: "They couldn't bear me; I wasn't very likeable." Colin Firth wasn't a popular kid among teachers at school.

2nd February 2011

Quote: "I think he deserves it, and I think he will get it." DAME Helen Mirren is backing Colin Firth to pick up the Best Actor award at the upcoming Oscars for his role in The King's Speech.

30th January 2011

Quote: "I wouldn't mind that as a ringtone, all of Colin's swearing." Actress Helena Bonham Carter has no problem with the explicit language used by her co-star Colin Firth in THE KING'S SPEECH.

27th January 2011

Quote: "I do get teary.. I was welling up in THE KING'S SPEECH but we watched that with a lot of people and I was trying to stay tough." Movie hardman Jason Statham admits he fought back tears when he watched Colin Firth's new movie.

25th January 2011

Quote: "Currently celebrating with my colleagues three feet above the ground. Not used to this much joy, or this much champagne at this hour." THE KING'S SPEECH star Colin Firth is stunned by his Best Actor Oscar nomination. The Brit is the red-hot favourite to land the prize next month (Feb11).

24th January 2011

Quote: "I would never rule out a role in Doctor Who or Torchwood. I'd love to play a villain. I'm a much nastier person than people think." Oscar nominated actor Colin Firth is keen to show off his bad side on U.K. TV's cult classic DOCTOR WHO or its spin-off series, Torchwood.

14th January 2011

Quote: "Geoffrey (Rush) was supposed to come out and do the Marilyn Monroe rendition of Happy Birthday to me, but he chickened out. I'll get him on my 60th. I'll hire him." Colin Firth on missing his THE KING'S SPEECH co-star's planned birthday treat at the Toronto Film Festival in Canada last year (10).

12th January 2011

Quote: "He wrote to the Queen Mother asking for her permission to tell the story and she said, 'Please do not do this in my lifetime, the memories are still too painful' and so he waited, and waited... I was about 12 when he first wrote that letter." Colin Firth on what kept writer David Seidler from telling the compelling story of King George VI's fight with a speech impediment until now. Firth is a favourite to land a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of the stuttering monarch in The King's Speech.

11th January 2011

Quote: "I really wanted to sit down with the Queen and say, 'Tell me about your father?' Or have Colin shadow the Queen for a week, or even take over the reins." THE KING'S SPEECH director TOM HOOPER jokes about researching his movie with Colin Firth.

6th December 2010

Quote: "You get to play all your life. It can be a little hard on people living with you when you are stuck in that mentality because other people do need to get on with life. You're sort of left behind in childhood." Colin Firth admits actors are lucky people.

25th November 2010

Quote: "You can't research it because you can't hang around with kings. I would love to have had control of the country for a week or so." Actor Colin Firth jokes about preparing for his role as late British monarch KING GEORGE VI in new movie THE KING'S SPEECH.

23rd November 2010

Quote: "It's true, I'm very associated with this English stereotype, but I don't think that exists except in the roles I play. I feel very connected to America. My mother grew up there and I spent a year in high school in the U.S. Growing up, I felt almost American in lots of ways." Colin Firth dismisses his reputation as the stereotypical English gentleman.

22nd November 2010

Quote: "I've always liked Massive Attack. My generation, living in the city in Britain, I think this music is very eloquent of that feel, of that vibe. It's nocturnal, it is urban. I think some people would even call it cold, there's a menace to it. But the guys themselves are very warm and very humane. I just really like them." Movie star Colin Firth on his love for Massive Attack.

20th November 2010

Quote: "He made such an impact on that film and I think I got an awful lot of acting credit for what was in fact a music cue from him... I've never felt so completely that the music of the film conforms to what I felt or thought at the time." Actor Colin Firth has high praise for A SINGLE MAN composer Abel Korzeniowski.

26th October 2010

Fact: Colin Firth's new movie THE KING'S SPEECH is to open the seventh Dubai International Film Festival in December (10). The British actor and co-stars Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter are expected to attend the premiere.

8th March 2010

Fact: Designer/director Tom Ford designed Colin Firth's one-of-a-kind Oscars tuxedo and stitched the label 'for Colin Firth' inside his jacket. Firth was Oscar nominated for his role in Ford's directorial debut A Single Man.

1st March 2010

Quote: "Acting isn't a sport. And one of the things that can be disturbing about it is if it starts to feel like that. There are people we'd rather be collaborating with than in competition with." Colin Firth is wary of major awards ceremonies, insisting acting shouldn't be so competitive. He is nominated for the coveted Best Actor Oscar at the upcoming Academy Awards (07Mar10) for his role in A Single Man.

20th February 2010

Quote: "I think it's a triumph. I can't believe I got there!" British actor Colin Firth on turning 50 in September (10).

6th February 2010

Quote: "I don’t really want to be part of a perpetual franchise, but we’re all getting so old! I think the idea of Mark D’Arcy and Daniel Cleaver and Bridget Jones in advanced stages of deterioration could be quite fun. We’re making a comedy after all." Colin Firth is keen for a second Bridget Jones's Diary sequel.

2nd February 2010

Quote: "I thought I was managing my expectations, but on hearing the news I discovered new and unfamiliar vocal tones. Perhaps I should do another musical." Colin Firth was elated after receiving a Best Actor nod when the Academy Award nominations were announced on Tuesday (02Feb10).

2nd February 2010

Quote: "Julianne was a much better kisser. But I wasn't supposed to be enjoying it. That was the only time Tom Ford had to get on my case because I was supposed to be playing a gay man and he told me to keep my hands to myself and keep my tongue out of her mouth." Colin Firth couldn't hide the fact he enjoyed kissing co-star Julianne Moore in his new film A SINGLE MAN - despite playing a homosexual professor.

22nd January 2010

Quote: "We got sprayed... We were supposed to be guys who lived in California... and we live in places where you just don't turn that colour." Colin Firth on his sprayed-on tan for new movie A SINGLE MAN.

18th January 2010

Quote: "I have a crush on Colin in real life. Who doesn't?" Tom Ford is enamoured with British actor Colin Firth, who stars in the fashion mogul's directorial debut A SINGLE MAN.

15th December 2009

Quote: "The Hollywood Foreign Press have just given me a time out from my 20-year midlife crisis. My heartfelt thanks to them." Colin Firth on his Golden Globe Best Actor nomination.

9th December 2009

Quote: “I realised then that the game was up. Colin playing a gay character, that should be my role! He was fabulous but I realised that Colin was going to get the gay roles and I would have to do drag or television presenting." Gay British actor Rupert Everett is jealous of his pal Colin Firth's role in new movie A SINGLE MAN.

16th November 2009

Quote: "I'd quite like to have another look at it actually. I haven't watched it since 1995 and even then I don't think I watched it all the way through. I'd be quite curious to see what the fuss is about." Colin Firth confesses he's not quite sure what made women so obsessed with his career-defining character Mr. Darcy in Pride And Prejudice.

3rd November 2009

Fact: Jim Carrey and his A Christmas Carol co-stars Bob Hoskins and Colin Firth teamed up to switch on Central London's Christmas lights prior to the world premiere of their festive 3-D film on Tuesday (03Nov09).

13th October 2009

Fact: Stars including Colin Firth, Jim Carrey and Bob Hoskins will light up London this Christmas. All three actors, who star in a new animated version of A Christmas Carol, will take part in the ceremony to switch on the holiday lights in the British capital on 3 November (09).

8th May 2009

Fact: British actors Jude Law, Colin Firth, and Alan Rickman will head an all-star tribute to late playwright Harold Pinter in London next month (June09). The trio will read from the works of Pinter, who died in December (08) aged 78.

28th April 2009

Fact: Jessica Biel, Colin Firth and The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian hunk Ben Barnes have recorded a quirky new version of BILLY OCEAN's WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING for the soundtrack of new movie EASY VIRTUE.

8th January 2009

Fact: A portrait of Colin Firth as MR. DARCY - used in the 1995 costume drama Pride And Prejudice - is to be auctioned off for charity. The painting, which will come with a note from the actor himself, is expected to fetch up to $10,500 (GBP7,000) when it goes under the hammer at Bonham's in London on 21 January (09).

7th November 2008

Quote: "If he turns his hand to this with the brilliance that he's turned his hand to everything else that he's ever done in his life, it'll be a masterpiece." Actor Colin Firth has faith in fashion designer-turned-director Tom Ford's filmmaking debut, A SINGLE MAN.

20th October 2008

Quote: "You don't really sit and watch MAMMA MIA! with a pen and paper in your hand. It's just not worth doing... It really was a virtual Club Med holiday for the weekend and you're supposed to forget your woes briefly... It's not to be apologised for. It's karaoke night." Colin Firth insists film critics failed to understand the hit movie musical.

1st August 2008

Fact: Colin Firth will join British newcomer BEN BARNES in a new movie adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic novel THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY. The actor will play LORD HENRY WOTTON, the aristocrat who corrupts Barnes' character Gray.

30th June 2008

Quote: "If I had a crystal ball in 1976, and seen this is the sort of thing I would have ended up doing, I probably would have put a bullet through my head." British actor Colin Firth on donning tights and sequins for the big screen adaptation of musical MAMA MIA!

15th February 2008

Quote: "Oh it was amazing. No stooping, no leaning, no standing in a ditch. Just so refreshing that I could wear heels." Uma Thurman was pleased to work with tall Colin Firth on new movie THE ACCIDENTAL HUSBAND.

12th December 2007

Quote: "I am no stranger to Spandex and Lycra. It was actually nice to get out of a suit for a while and let it all go." Colin Firth on stepping into costume for the upcoming movie adaptation of Abba musical MAMA MIA!

12th December 2007

Quote: "He was a cross between being incredibly sexy and my mother." Actor Colin Firth praises his ST. TRINIAN'S co-star Rupert Everett for dressing up as a woman for his role as a school headmistress in the new movie.

26th October 2007

Quote: "I made the tea. She runs a tight ship. She's far too authoritarian for me to question any of the decisions, it was clear it was definitely her gig not mine." Colin Firth knew his place working with his wife LIVIA FIRTH on their documentary film IN JAIL ALL MY LIFE.

25th September 2007

Quote: "I was never an Abba fan, but 30 years later when I hear the songs I am animated by some insidious power. It is hard not to want to slip on some Lycra and get up and burst into song." MAMMA MIA movie star Colin Firth on the hypnotic force of Sweden's most celebrated pop group.

18th August 2006

Fact: The wetsuits worn by Hugh Grant and Colin Firth during their fight scene in 2004 movie Bridget Jones: THE EDGE OF REASON are up for grabs on internet auction site eBay, with starting bids of GBP10,000 ($18,000).

11th September 2005

Quote: <p>"It's very hard to talk about Emma Thompson without making people vomit. She's an intellectual with enormous talent. She takes care of people on the film set, is a wonderful mother and is heavily involved in charity work." Actor Colin Firth admits his fellow screen star is too perfect for her own good. </p>

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