We love good movies, good actors, and birthdays. Today, we get to celebrate all three!
Colin Firth’s birthday was September 10th, and the Academy Award-winning actor turned 54. In his honor, we’ve made a list of some of our favorite Colin Firth films for you to enjoy!
Pride and Prejudice (1995)
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Based on Jane Austen’s beloved novel, Elizabeth Bennet (Jennifer Ehle) is slighted by the very wealthy, very handsome Mr. Darcy (Firth). As time wears on, Mr. Darcy finds himself falling for Lizzie, despite her “unfortunate relation” and position in society.
Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001)
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Like other women, Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) has a lot on her plate. She struggles with her imperfections while trying to keep her New Year’s Resolution to take control of her life. Bridget documents her relationships with brutal honesty in her diary—especially her romantic interests Mark Darcy (Firth) and Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant).
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In London in the late 1800s, friends Algy Moncrieff (Rupert Everett) and Jack Worthing (Firth) use the same fake name, “Earnest” to conduct their secret lives. Based on Oscar Wilde’s play.
Nanny McPhee (2005)
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Cedric Brown (Firth) is a widower and a father. He struggles to control his seven wily children, and to find a proper nanny who won’t be intimidated by them. He also must find a wife or be cast out of his home and separated from his kids. Help comes in the form of Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) who uses magic to tame the wild children and help keep the family together.
A Single Man (2009)
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It’s November 30, 1962, and college professor George Falconer (Firth) has been depressed since finding the body of partner of 16 years, Jim (Matthew Goode). George spends the day getting his affairs in order with the intention of committing suicide that evening. But, as is often the case, events don’t take place quite like he’d planned.
The King’s Speech (2010)
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When his brother King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce) abdicates, Prince Albert “Bertie” (Firth) assumes the throne, but is anxious about doing so because of his stammering. With the help of an Australian speech therapist named Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) and his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), Bertie struggles to overcome his impediment and lead the nation.