Colin Firth
Biographical Information
Born September 10th, 1960
Grayshott, England
Productions The Importance of Being Earnest as Jack Worthing
St. Trinian's as Geoffrey Thwaites
Mamma Mia! as Harry Bright
Recordings The Importance of Being Earnest (film soundtrack)
St Trinian's (film soundtrack)
Mamma Mia! (film soundtrack)
Vocal Type Tenor

Colin Firth is an English actor.


Born in Hampshire, Firth studied at the National Youth Theatre and was later selected to appear in the play Another Country, the film adaptation of which marked his screen debut. A member of the "Brit Pack", he made his breakthrough playing Fitzwilliam Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, and later as Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones' Diary, a modern retelling of the same story.

Despite being identified with romantic comedies for some time, Firth escaped typecasting with such parts as the Nazi Wilhelm Stuckart in Conspiracy (winning an Emmy), and later A Single Man, where he played a suicidal, repressed University lecturer, which earned his first Academy Award nomination. His most acclaimed role came with The King's Speech, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor.


Throughout his career, Firth has sung on a few occasions. His first two vocal performances have been duets with Rupert Everett, in The Importance of Being Earnest and St. Trinian's respectively.

He also featured in the film adaptation of the stage musical Mamma Mia!, in which he plays Harry Bright, one of the three potential fathers of Sophie Sheridan, the film's protagonist.


The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)Edit

  • Lady Come Down (duet)

St. Trinian's (2007)Edit

  • Love is in the Air (duet)

Mamma Mia! (2008)Edit

  • Our Last Summer (contains solo lines)
  • Take a Chance on Me (contains solo lines)
  • Waterloo