One of the brightest stars among the ‘Brit Pack’ generation of late 80s British actors, Colin Firth is a recipient of an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards, a Golden Globe and three SAG Awards. He started off his career from an early age with theatre, joining the National Youth Theatre and subsequently studying at Drama Centre, London. Firth started off his film career with 1984’s ‘Another Country’, where he played a young Marxist high school student. Firth also got a chance to perform alongside Sir Lawrence Olivier in the 1986 TV adaptation of J.B. Priestly’s ‘Lost Empires’. The 1995 TV adaptation of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice brought him widespread attention from the public. Besides being an outstanding performer in front of the camera, his work off it has also been important. Firth has been a long-standing supporter of tribal rights and is actively involved in campaigning for the welfare of refugees. Here is the list of top movies of Colin Firth.
12. Kingsmen: The Secret Service
Based on the comic book series of the same name, Kingsman was a 2015 British comedy action film starring Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson and Taron Egerton. The film is about a secret service organisation that was funded by all the rich British individuals whom the First World War had left heirless. Firth plays the role of Harry Hart, aka Galahad who recruits Gary “Eggsy” to the agency after he had dropped out of training for the Royal Marines. They then join forces to tackle a mass annihilation scheme being plotted by billionaire and philanthropist Richmond valentine played by Jackson. The movie was greatly loved by the audience and critics for its stylization and spoofing certain spy movie trademarks.
11. Love Actually (2003)
This Christmas romantic comedy directed by Richard Curtis boasts of an ensemble star cast with Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson and Keira Knightly joining forces with Firth. The movie features ten different love stories which are interconnected and each story brings out different aspects of love, followed by an epilogue. Firth here plays the role of Jamie, who finds out his girlfriend is cheating on him with his own brother. Jamie eventually falls in love with a Portuguese housekeeper, for whom he learns the language and visits her in France.