While there may be hundreds of British actors that are well known here in the States, there are only a few that truly stand out. These actors manage to stand out because of their acting abilities, their movies, and their sex appeal. One such actor is the amazing Colin Firth. While Colin Firth may have attracted many fans with his appearance in Pride and Prejudice, he truly made heads turn and hearts throb when he appeared as Mark Darcy in the award winning Bridget Jones Diary. Since then, fans can’t get enough of this gorgeous British star. But, how much do they know about this handsome man? Read on to find out some little known facts about one of the sexiest stars in Britain.
Little Known Facts About Colin Firth #1: Full Name
His full name is Colin Andrew Firth. His name is incredibly British and incredibly sexy as well.
Little Known Facts About Colin Firth #2: Date of Birth
Colin Firth was born in Grayshott, Hampshire, England on September 10, 1960.
Little Known Facts About Colin Firth #3: Made People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People List
This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but the fact is Colin Firth was actually named as one of the 50 most beautiful people in 2001. Another fun fact is that Bridget Jones Diary was released in 2001. Knowing this little fact makes it easy to realize how he made it on the list. But, what does Colin Firth have to say about being sexy? A fun quote from Colin Firth is: “Forget ‘trying’ to be sexy. That’s just gruesome.”
Little Known Facts About Colin Firth #4: Is a Character In Bridget Jones Edge of Reason
While Colin Firth played Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones Diary, he actually appeared in the sequel of the book. The author actually wrote Colin Firth into the book.
Little Known Facts About Colin Firth #5: Has Been Mr. Darcy on Three Different Occasions
Colin Firth has actually played the part of Mr. Darcy on three different occasions. In fact, he was Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, Bridget Jones Diary, and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.
Little Known Facts About Colin Firth #6: Once Lived in the US
Another fun fact is that Colin Firth actually lived in the United States when he was 12. But, he was only in the States for one year.
Little Known Facts About Colin Firth #7: Has Three Children
Colin Firth’s first child, Will, was born in 1990 to his previous girlfriend Meg Tilly. He later married Livia Giuggioli and his second child Luca was born in 2001 and his third child Mateo was born in 2003.
Little Known Facts About Colin Firth #8: Isn’t Too Crazy About His First Name
While many American women may find the name Colin to be sexy, the actor isn’t too crazy about his name. In fact he had this to say about his first name, “Well it doesn’t exactly have a ring to it, does it? It’s more the sort of name you’d give to your goldfish for a joke.”