awards & nominations

The King's Speech (2010)

Colin Firth as "King George VI"

England's Prince Albert (Colin Firth) must ascend the throne as King George VI, but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) hires Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence.

Academy Award (2010)WonActor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)WonLeading Actor
Golden Globe (2010)WonBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)WonOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)WonOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

A Single Man (2009)

Colin Firth as "George"

George (Colin Firth) is a college professor who recently lost his lover, Jim, in a car accident. Terribly grief-stricken, George plans to commit suicide. As he goes about his daily routine and puts his affairs in order, his encounters with colleagues, students and an old friend (Julianne Moore) lead him to make a final decision as to whether life is worth living without Jim.

Academy Award (2009)NominatedActor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)WonLeading Actor
Golden Globe (2009)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

Colin Firth as "Mark Darcy"

At the start of the New Year, 32-year-old Bridget (Renée Zellweger) decides it's time to take control of her life -- and start keeping a diary. Now, the most provocative, erotic and hysterical book on her bedside table is the one she's writing. With a taste for adventure, and an opinion on every subject - from exercise to men to food to sex and everything in between - she's turning the page on a whole new life.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)NominatedActor in a Supporting Role

Conspiracy (2001)

Colin Firth as "Dr. Wilhelm Stuckart"

In January 1942, as the United States enters World War II, a conference assembles near Berlin. SS Gen. Heydrich (Kenneth Branagh) and his associate, Lt. Eichmann (Stanley Tucci) call the meeting to discuss the "evacuation" of Germany's Jews and other undesirables, a code word for their extermination in concentration camps. To begin this Final Solution, they must change the mind of a small group of men opposed to the idea, led by Chancellor Kritzinger (David Threlfall).

Emmy (Primetime) (2001)NominatedOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Colin Firth as "Lord Wessex"

"Shakespeare in Love" is a romantic comedy for the 1990s set in the 1590s. It imaginatively unfolds the witty, sexy and timeless tale behind the creation of the greatest love story ever told. A young Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) is out of cash and ideas, he meets his ideal woman and she inspires him to write one of his most famous plays.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)WonOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Pride and Prejudice (1995)

A dramatization of Jane Austen's novel.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)NominatedBest Actor