Monday, September 10, 2007

Happy Birthday Colin Firth

Sigh...he's so dreamy! There now that I've gotten that out of the way I can wish the fantastic actor a happy 47th birthday and list 5 facts about Mr. Firth you may not know.

1. He was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company in the early to mid 80s where his stage credits include Hamlet and King Lear.

2. Has played a variation of Jane Austen's Mr Darcy on three occasions. Once in a BBC mini-series version of Pride and Prejudice, in Bridget Jones's Diary and again in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. According to Firth, when he was offered the role of Darcy, his brother incredulously remarked, "Darcy? But isn't he supposed to be sexy?"

3. Although he usually gets along quite well with other actors, he had a well-publicized verbal feud with Rupert Everett, although the source of this tension is not known. Hmmm juicy.

4. Has twice lost his screen wife to a member of the Fiennes family - to Ralph in The English Patient and to Joseph in Shakespeare in Love.

5. In a 2006 interview with French magazine, Madame Figaro, Firth was asked "Quelles sont les femmes de votre vie?" (Who are the women in your life?). Firth replied: "Ma mère, ma femme et Jane Austen" (My mother, my wife and Jane Austen).


EG said...

He's 47? Lookin' good Mr. Firth. Love him.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

If he and I were in prison together I would totally be his bitch.

Becca said...

Yes those 47 years have treated him very, very well.

Dr. Monkey-
Now that's a great mental image...

Dale said...

6. He's going to be in the movie of Mamma Mia with Pierce Brosnan and Meryl Streep.