December 2, 2009
Although British actor Colin Firth has yet to be nominated for an Academy Award, plenty of other organizations have taken note of his work, particularly in Europe. And his "A Single Man" has already earned kudos at film festivals. BAFTA Awards 2002: Nominated for supporting actor film award for "Bridget Jones's Diary." 1996: Nominated for lead actor TV award for "Pride and Prejudice." British Independent Film Awards 2007: Nominated for supporting actor for "And When Did You Last See Your Father?"
December 2, 2009 |
Colin Firth first came to international attention as Mr. Darcy, the thinking woman's sex object in "Pride & Prejudice," and then as Bridget Jones' slightly dazed consort, conspicuously named Mark Darcy. But the role of his life may be as George Falconer, the main character in Tom Ford's adaptation of the 1964 novel "A Single Man" by Christopher Isherwood. FOR THE RECORD: Colin Firth: In an article last week about Colin Firth and the film "A Single Man," the name of painter Don Bachardy was misspelled as Bacardi.
November 25, 2010 |
Reporting from New York ? Colin Firth, playing a monarch with a debilitating stutter in "The King's Speech," found something unusual happening during shooting: He began experiencing symptoms in parts of his body not associated with speaking. "At the end of some days on set I would get headaches, and a few times I did something weird to the nerves in my left arm and couldn't move it. I still don't know what it was," Firth said of his leading part in the highly anticipated royals drama, which opens in Los Angeles on Friday.
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November 6, 1996
Cedric Firth, a resident of Ventura County for 21 years, died Monday at Ventura's Community Memorial Hospital after a short illness. He was 84. He was born July 1, 1912, in Canada. During World War II Firth worked for McDonnell Douglas, where he assisted in installing the engines on President Franklin D. Roosevelt's airplane. He became a purchasing agent for heating and air-conditioning company E.L. Payne and moved to Ojai from Westwood Village upon his retirement in 1975.
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March 16, 2002 |
Sir Raymond Firth, 100, a social anthropologist known for his studies of Pacific cultures, died Feb. 22 in London, the London School of Economics announced this week. The New Zealand-born anthropologist was most famous for his studies of the Tikopia people in the British Solomon Islands. His 1936 book, "We the Tikopia," a study of the social organization of the 1,200 islanders, was followed by nine more books on the Tikopia.
February 18, 1987 |
There's no nostalgia like show business nostalgia. Of all nationalities, the English are most apt to shed a tear over dimly remembered performances, long-dead stage giants, even vanished theaters themselves. "Lost Empires," the seven-part costume drama now running on public television's "Masterpiece Theatre" on Sunday nights, taps directly into England's longing for the era when all the world was an English stage. Based on a 1965 autobiographical novel by that supreme nostalgist J. B.