Colin Firth quotes

Born
10 September 1960, Grayshott, Hampshire, England.

Occupation
Actor.

Colin Firth is an English actor.

I can’t imagine seeing Batman in black and white. It was such a colourful TV series. I know. I’m ancient. It wasn’t abnormal to be without a television in those days. People who had colour were special.
– Colin Firth

I don’t want to sound smug but I am reasonably satisfied with how it’s gone. I think it’s fine.
– Colin Firth

I think it’s quite extraordinary that people cast me as if I’m Warren Beatty: until I met my present wife, at the age of 35, you could name two girlfriends.
– Colin Firth

I always thought the biggest failing of Americans was their lack of irony. They are very serious there! Naturally, there are exceptions… the Jewish, Italian, and Irish humor of the East Coast.
– Colin Firth

Growing up, my mates and I would have rather been Sid Vicious or members of the Royal Family.
– Colin Firth

Something like ‘A Single Man,’ it was tiny; it was financed by one guy. We all lost money doing it.
– Colin Firth

If I were to write a book about the progress of getting to a third film, it would be a long one.
– Colin Firth

I was delighted to become a popular-culture reference point. I’m still delighted about it actually, and I still find it to be weird.
– Colin Firth

My singing voice is somewhere between a drunken apology and a plumbing problem.
– Colin Firth

I enjoy playing Mr. Darcy, but I’m not hungry to play Mark Darcy again.
– Colin Firth

People have the idea of missionaries as going out with the Bible and hitting natives with it. It’s not really what they were doing. They were all doing something rather different.
– Colin Firth

Some people would say comedy draws from some dark places, from your dark stuff. Life’s great optimists aren’t necessarily the funniest people.
– Colin Firth

Almost every comedy you see is about people making all wrong choices and making all the errors of judgement possible. Good comedy is when it works on this scale. Because it is psychologically very real.
– Colin Firth

I would definitely do TV, at the drop of a hat, if I was offered a good role.
– Colin Firth

I do notice that when I’ve been away and I come back to London. People look at you. People are ready to pick arguments.
– Colin Firth

The thing is that anybody looks good in the right clothes. It will affect your bearing. It will affect your demeanor. It informs the way you behave.
– Colin Firth

I would rather five people knew my work and thought it was good work than five million knew me and were indifferent.
– Colin Firth

I’d love to try my hand at something else.
– Colin Firth

I have a kind of neutrality, physically, which has helped me. I have a face that can be made to look a lot better – or a lot worse.
– Colin Firth

I was in a lake in ‘Love Actually‘, and I was attacked by some hideous aquatic beast and was rushed to the hospital by a man named Rafael! Something stung my elbow, and it blew up to the size of a tennis ball.
– Colin Firth

I absolutely don’t care about my looks and I’m so used to them that I wouldn’t change a thing. I would end up missing my defects.
– Colin Firth

Bridget Jones is part of literary lore now and actually to be a part of it is enormously flattering.
– Colin Firth

Most actors will tell you they have some sort of dream of doing something other than what they’re doing.
– Colin Firth

Forget trying to be sexy. That’s just gruesome.
– Colin Firth

As much as the next person, I want to be approved of, but I’m not greedy for that stuff.
– Colin Firth

I love ‘Manhattan’, and I know it’s not one of Woody‘s favorites.
– Colin Firth

My looks aren’t something that come dazzlingly through in everything I do. I can be made to look one way or the other fairly easily… I am still not recognised on the street that much.
– Colin Firth

In this case it appealed to me partly because it felt close to me in some ways. This is about a confused, bewildered middle class Englishman adrift in smalltown America and that has definitely been me.
– Colin Firth

In filming, you’re waiting – you’re waiting for lights, you’re waiting for people to set things up – and when you’re not waiting, you’re repeating.
– Colin Firth

If one lazily thinks of what a fashion designer might do if he’s going to conquer cinema next, it would be taking the opportunity to display his fashion sensibilities.
– Colin Firth

I have a very long relationship with America. My mother grew up there and I felt to some extent that I partly belong there. I was schooled there briefly for about a year.
– Colin Firth

To be bothered wherever you go – it’s not a rational thing to want at all.
– Colin Firth