My Favourite Five: Colin Firth Movies

It is difficult to choose only five favourite Colin Firth movies. There has been so many he has been in and I am yet to find one that I didn’t like his performance in. Here are five that, for me, have been memorable.

5) DORIAN GRAY

The character: Lord Henry Wotton

What I love about him: you can’t tell at times just how much he knows and what motivates him. His dry wit and dark advice to Dorian makes for an interesting character.

4) THE KING’S SPEECH

The character: King George VI

What I love about him: he is a conflicted man. You can tell he really cares about his family and country but is held back by his stammer and temper. Colin works really well with Geoffrey Rush, it seems a natural pairing for two strong characters.

3) WHAT A GIRL WANTS

The character: Henry Dashwood

What I love about him: Colin Firth plays the straight-laced British gentleman so easily and balances it with a loveable carefree side without batting an eyelid.

2) LOVE ACTUALLY

The character: Jamie

What I love about him: he’s awkward, unintentionally charming and has no idea what he’s doing. It’s a pity his character didn’t get more screen time.

1) BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY

The character: Mark Darcy

What I love about him: he’s the modern day Mr Darcy and the perfect opposite to Hugh Grant’s Daniel Cleaver. What more could this movie need?

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