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
I have a kind of neutrality, physically, which has helped me. I have a face that can be made to look a lot better - or a lot worse.More Colin Firth quotes [04/23/2006 12:04:00]
It does help to actually realize that however stunning the person who is, you know, fluttering eyelashes at you, she doesn't do anything to match up to your wife.More Colin Firth quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One of my grandfathers, actually, having gone out there as a minister, decided he would better serve the people as a doctor. So at a very late age - at the age of 38 in fact - he changed course and decided to become a doctor.More Colin Firth quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's a funny thing - the reality is I have no feelings about school. It's long gone. Funnily enough, the bad memories - of which I don't have any left to be honest, I can just remember a sense of tedium - have faded. And teachers that I liked have remained quite vivid. There are three or four left.More Colin Firth quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think England has served me very well. I like living in London for the reasons I gave. I have absolutely no intentions of cutting those ties. There is absolutely no reason to do so. Certainly not, so that I can have a swimming pool and a palm tree.More Colin Firth quotes [09/02/2011 01:09:56]

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