Up to four years he lived in Nigeria, where he served in the Methodist mission of his grandparents. The family then moved to the US and a year later returned to England.
Colin enjoys the theater, and he decided to become an artist. At age 18, he enrolled at the London drama school. There he became acquainted with the Stanislavsky system and became a staunch supporter of her - in every way he get used completely.
The screen Firth first debuted in 1984 in the movie Tommy Judd "other country". In 1989, Colin Firth received the title of "Best Actor" for his role in the film "Ruin."
In the same year while filming Milos Forman's "Valmont" Colin met with the actress Meg Tilly. She already had two children. In 1990, the couple had a common son. They were together for seven years. Actor and now maintains good relations with all the children.
In 1995, Firth came to real success and recognition - he played the role of an aristocrat in the TV version of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice." In the eyes of the public (especially the female part of) the actor became the bearer of the main advantages of an English gentleman. It still see his hero. For the role of Colin received a nomination for "Best Actor» BAFTA and vneglasny title of sex symbol.
With his second wife, Italian Libya Guidzhioli, Firth met in 1995 on the set of the series "Nostromo." Friends and parents Libya, however, have not seen anything sexual in Kolin.
The wedding took place in 1997. Now the couple lives in Islington - North London area. We Firth and Guidzhioli two sons. They are very happy.
January 13, 2011 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame "lit" star Colin Firth. Three days later, the actor won the "Golden Globe" for his role in the movie "The King's Speech "And later an Oscar for her though.
Colin - a dedicated family man and very reliable person. Of himself he says that he is a father who works. Firth writes prose. Storybook, released edited by Nick Hornby, was published to help children - autistic.
In addition, Firth is a member of the organization "Amnesty International". He fights for the rights of migrants and political refugees, opposes the companies whose activities are detrimental to the health of workers.