Colin Firth

Colin Firth

His role as Tommy Judd in 'Another Country' (1984)
Few actors have ever burrowed as deeply into the national female psyche as Colin Firth. It seems that no British woman of child-bearing age can quite control herself when his name is mentioned. Or rather, when the name of his most famous character is mentioned. Try it as an experiment; walk into any pub or restaurant and shout out "Cab for Mr D'Arcy!" The result will always be the same. No man will express the slightest interest, but every woman's eyes will brighten, a coy smile of delight will appear on her lips and her head will revolve as close to 360 degrees as is possible. Just in case it's him - THE Mr D'Arcy. There is, you see, only one Mr D'Arcy. No modern woman has created her own version from the pages of Jane Austen's classic Pride And Prejudice. Neither will she recall the legions of actors who have made the role their own down the years. No, there's only one, with his naturally curly brown locks and searching look, his seemingly cruel aloofness disguising a heart brimming with sensitivity, his body buff as you like as he rises from the sparkling waters of that famous lake. That's D'Arcy, that's Colin Firth, a man beside whom most women find Brad Pitt about as sexy as his namesake Ingrid.Now, most actors would despise this kind of attention. They'd find it demeaning, belittling their efforts at thespianism. But Colin Firth is different. He never complains because he understands what D'Arcy has given him. Having toiled for a decade and a half on stage and screen, having reached the heights of Hollywood starring roles then fallen swiftly backwards, he appreciates a success that means he never wants for work, that allows him to continue in his usual experimental vein. Absolute proof of this came when he played Bridget Jones's love/hate interest Mark D'Arcy (the fictional Jones worships Firth). He played the typecasting game, because he knew he would win it. Colin Firth, though most are not aware of it, has been around the block.Source: tiscali.co.uk
If you're playing someone who's got marital problems, you have to play someone who's trying not to have marital problems. So, you've got to get into the problem first.More Colin Firth quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have a great deal of respect for the craft, I don't know how much respect it has for me. But it's a precision process. Doing it on stage would be, I think, terrifying. Doing it on film has its own difficulties, because film is not conducive to spontaneity. You might have a run through and get a few chuckles at eight o'clock in the morning, but you don't keep laughing at the same thing all day long.More Colin Firth quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Almost every comedy you see is about people making all wrong choices and making all the errors of judgement possible. Good comedy is when it works on this scale. Because it is psychologically very real.More Colin Firth quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I work with the options I have in front of me and my reasons for choosing a job can vary enormously depending on the circumstances. Sometimes I take a job because it's a group of people I'm dying to work with, and sometimes it can be a desire to shake things up a bit and not to take myself too seriously.More Colin Firth quotes [09/02/2011 02:09:35]
I do notice that when I've been away and I come back to London. People look at you. People are ready to pick arguments.More Colin Firth quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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