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?