9 Reasons to Love Colin Firth

January 17, 2014

1. He can sing

The Devil's Knot - TIFF 2013 Red Carpet Arrival

Although nervous about his own singing abilities, Firth pulled off the role of a singing dad in the movie adaptation of Mamma Mia. “They didn’t hear me sing before they cast me in the role”, joked Firth, but his performance was excellent and showed not only can he act, but he can sing, too.

2. He Is Funny

Firth loves to joke when in front of the camera. He’s known for his self-deprecating remarks and wry sense of humor. He has an uncanny ability to laugh at himself and he lets fans know that he’s just been lucky.

3. He’s Humble

Described as confident yet not arrogant, Firth seems to know what it takes to make it in the acting world and he has worked hard to get where he is today. He humbly accepted his Oscar Award by thanking his wife profusely and for putting up with his “fleeting delusions of royalty.”

4. He’s Gorgeous

Toronto International Film Festival

The perfect man to play a romantic lead in any movie, Firth at fifty has kept his great looks throughout his career which spans decades.

5. He Doesn’t Crave Attention

Despite spending a lot of time in the spotlight, Firth does not care for fame and instead prefers a quiet life raising his two sons. He has a third son from a previous relationship who he remains close to. He has said that he likes approval, just as much as the next guy, but he doesn’t crave approval for his very existence.

6. He Won an Oscar

Firth finally won an Oscar at age fifty for his role in The King’s Speech. He played King George VI and in his acceptance speech he joked, “I think my career has just peaked”. The 2011 film also won for Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

7. He’s Married

Livia Firth; Colin Firth,

Ok, so this might sound like a reason not to love Colin Firth, but he has been married to his wife director Livia Giuggioli since June 21, 1997. The couple lives with their two sons, Luca, born in 2001 and Mateo born in 2003. They live in Chiswick, London and have remained a faithful, loving couple since getting married 17 years ago.

Until Firth met his current wife, he claims to have had two previous girlfriends and just doesn’t understand why he is considered a sex symbol.

8. He’s Not in Love with Being Famous

Firth has made it clear that he has never pursued Hollywood and didn’t want to be famous. He wanted to be an actor to support himself, but says that a lot of his success has been luck. He is quoted as saying, “To be bothered wherever you go – it’s not a rational thing to want at all.”

9. He is Genuine

Throughout his career, Firth has made it clear that he prefers quality over quantity. “I would rather five people knew my work and thought it was good work than five million knew me and were indifferent.” He cares about the work he does and will not take roles that he does not believe in.