11 Facts About Colin Firth

1. In 1997, Colin Firth married Italian film producer and director Livia Giuggioli.

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2. In 1989, Colin Firth began a relationship with Meg Tilly, his co-star in Valmont.

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3. In 2009, Colin Firth joined the 10:10 project, supporting the movement calling for people to reduce their carbon footprint.

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4. In December 2010, Colin Firth publicly dropped his support of the Liberal Democrats, citing their U-turn on tuition fees as one of the key reasons for his disillusionment.

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5. In December 2010, Colin Firth was guest editor on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, during which he commissioned research to scan the brains of politicians to see if there were any differences depending on political leanings.

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6. In 2014, Colin Firth starred as Harry Hart in the spy action film Kingsman: The Secret Service which was a commercial success and received generally positive reviews.

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7. In May 2013, it was announced that Colin Firth had signed to co-star with Emma Stone in Woody Allen's romantic comedy Magic in the Moonlight, set in the 1920s, shot on the French Riviera.

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8. In contrast, that year Colin Firth was given solo billing as the romantic lead in Hope Springs, but the film received very poor reviews and made little impact at the box office.

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9. In 1984, Colin Firth made his film debut in the role of Tommy Judd, Guy Bennett's straight, Marxist school friend in the screen adaptation of the play.

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10. In 2011, Colin Firth received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was selected as one of the Time 100.

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11. In 2009, Colin Firth received widespread critical acclaim for his leading role in A Single Man, for which he gained his first Academy Award nomination, and won a BAFTA Award.

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