Colin Firth
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"Colin Andrew Firth", Commander of the Order of the British Empire/CBE is an

Identified in the late 1980s with the "Brit Pack (actors)/Brit Pack" of rising, young British actors, it was not until Firth's portrayal of Fitzwilliam Darcy/Mr. Darcy in the Pride and Prejudice (1995 TV series)/1995 television adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice that he received more widespread attention. This led to roles in films such as The English Patient (film)/The English Patient, Bridget Jones's Diary (film)/Bridget Jones's Diary (for which he was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role/BAFTA), Shakespeare in Love and Love Actually. In 2009 he received widespread critical acclaim for his leading role in A Single Man, for which Firth gained his first Academy Award nomination, and won a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role/BAFTA Award.

In 2011, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was also selected as one of the Time 100. He was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Winchester in 2007, and was made a Freeman of the City of London in 2012.

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