Colin Firth hit the headlines this week as it was confirmed he is to star alongside Emma Stone in Woody Allen’s latest film and also in Matthew Vaughn’s forthcoming James Bond-style comic-book movie The Secret Service. So this weekend we thought why not browse through some of Colin’s greatest movie moments so far, all available to enjoy in high definition on Blu-ray.
A delightfully witty script co-written by Richard Curtis dramatises the life of terminal singleton Bridget Jones in this British classic. Bridget (Renée Zellweger) is a binge drinking, occasional smoker and slightly adrift thirty-something living in central London. The movie opens as Bridget resolves to keep a diary to track her year as she is torn between the Byronically mad, bad and dangerous to know Daniel (Hugh Grant) and the sullen and stuffy human rights barrister Mr Darcy (Colin Firth). Bridget Jones’s Diary is among the earliest Miramax titles put on Blu-ray, but Colin’s performance alone is enough to make singles and couples laugh and cry.
Easily the most talked about British movie of the decade so far, having scooped a whole display cabinet of Academy Awards, Golden Globes and Baftas, (including Oscars for Best Actor, Best Director and Best Film), The King’s Speech has touched the hearts and minds of audiences around the globe. Colin takes on the lead role as King George VI in this touching film that examines his hidden struggle to overcome a lifelong stutter with the help of speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush).
Colin Firth stars alongside supreme acting talents Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, John Hurt and many more in this acclaimed adaptation of John le Carré’s spy novel. MI6 agent Smiley (Oldman) investigates intelligence that suggests there is a mole at the centre of the service’s London headquarters and soon finds himself drawn into a web of betrayal and deceit in an effort to unmask the double agent who has fooled him, and his colleagues, for decades. The Blu-ray version includes interviews with Le Carré and the cast, deleted scenes and a number of featurettes.