The English actor, Colin Andrew Firth, was born in 1960 in Hampshire, England, but lived part of his childhood in Nigeria. He received acting training at the London Drama Center. Firth launched his career in 1983 by playing some small roles in film and television, but his real...Read more breakthrough was in 1989 in the film (Valmont). In 1995 Firth gained fame through his role in the British series (Pride and Prejudice) and continued working on successful movies such as (My Life So Far) and (Girl with a Pearl Earring) in 2003. This movie (The King's Speech) was very well received at all the festivals he attended, and won him an Academy award for best actor and a Golden Globe Award. He was also nominated and won many other awards. Firth also has several writings, where his first published work was the book (Speaking with the Angel) in 2000. Adding to all this, he performed several songs in his movies such as "Lady Come Down" in the movie (Mamma Mia). Firth was in a relationship with actress Meg Tilly in 1989 but broke up in 1994. He married Italian producer and director Livia Giguli later on.