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How much do you know about British actor Colin Firth and the films he starred in?
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Here is a quiz about Colin Firth, one of my favourite actors. I hope you enjoy it.
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Colin Firth Trivia Questions

1. Colin Firth appeared in a movie called 'And When Did You Last See Your Father'. Who played his mother?

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Answer: Juliet Stevenson

Juliet Stevenson played the long suffering wife, opposite Jim Broadbent as the father. Juliet is probably best known for her role in the movie 'Truly Madly Deeply', for which she was nominated for a Bafta for best actress in a leading role. Other movies she has appeared in include 'Emma', 'Bend it like Beckham' and 'Mona Lisa Smile'. She has also been very active and successful in the theatre, playing many roles for both The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the British National Theatre. In 1992 she won the Olivier award for best actress for her performance as Paulina in 'Death and the Maiden'.

2. Colin Firth played the character Geoffrey Clifton in the 1996 film "The English Patient". Who starred as his wife in the film?

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Answer: Kristin Scott Thomas

Ralph Fiennes played the English patient who was suffering with multiple burns. He was being taken care of by a nurse in an Italian monastery and he recollected his life and love of a married woman, played by Kristin Scott Thomas. Colin Firth's character was killed when he found out about the affair. Kristin Scott Thomas is an understated British actress who starred in the films "Gosford Park" (2001), "The Golden Compass" (2007) and "The Other Boleyn Girl" (2008).

3. In 'Bridget Jones's Diary' Colin has the same surname as a character he played before on television. What is that name?

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Answer: Mr. Darcy

Colin Firth played Mr. Darcy in a BBC television serialisation of 'Pride and Prejudice', by Jane Austen. This series made him a household name, and especially popular was his emergence from a swim in a lake with a wet shirt on. 'Bridget Jones's Diary' is an adaption of the work of Helen Fielding portraying a woman in her thirties, who loves chardonnay, is slightly overweight and more than a little accident prone. Colin plays a man of similar temperament, reserved and honourable, as the more famous Mr. Darcy of Jane Austen, he is an apt contrast with Daniel Cleaver, played by Hugh Grant, who is a charming rascal.

4. Colin Firth starred in the 1997 film "Fever Pitch". What kind of job did he have in the film?

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Answer: Teacher

"Fever Pitch" was written by Nick Hornby. He also wrote the 1998 novel, "About a Boy", which went on to become a successful film starring Hugh Grant. Colin Firth played teacher Paul Ashworth who fell in love with a new teacher. Their love developed at the same time that football team Arsenal was reaching the height of the 1988-89 football season.

5. Which king's problems with speech are the subject of the movie 'The King's Speech'?

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Answer: George VI

George VI was a shy and retiring man and had not expected to become king as his elder brother Edward was next in line. However Edward abdicated because he wanted to marry Mrs. Simpson, an American divorcee, and the king was not permitted to marry a divorced person. George had a terrible stammer and sought help from a speech therapist called Lionel Logue. The most taxing task he had ahead was the King's Christmas radio broadcast which had been started by his Father George V. Lionel and George worked together on his speech and become close friends, a friendship which endured until King George died. Helena Bonham Carter who played Queen Elizabeth was at the time working on a "Harry Potter" film and had to reluctantly refuse the part, but so keen was the director to have her on board that he arranged to shoot the movie only at week-ends. George VI, his wife Elizabeth and his daughters Elizabeth and Margaret became very popular with the public, especially when they refused to flee to Canada during the second world war.

6. Which artist did Colin Firth play in the 2003 film, "Girl with a Pearl Earring"?

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Answer: Johannes Vermeer

Scarlett Johansson played Griet, a shy servant who went to work in the household of Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer. Vermeer was unhappily married and his wife never even entered the studio where he worked. He was persuaded to paint Griet wearing his wife's pearl earring. His wife later found out and banished Griet from the house. Johannes Vermeer painted Girl with a Pearl Earring in 1965 and the painting is housed at Mauritshuis, the Hague.

7. 'Girl With a Pearl Earring' is a story about the imagined relationship between the artist who painted the famous picture, and the servant girl who posed for it. Which artist painted 'The Girl With a Pearl Earring'?

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Answer: Vermeer

This movie was directed by Peter Webber and is an adaption of the novel by Tracey Chevalier. Colin Firth plays Vermeer and Scarlett Johansson plays the servant girl. The movie was shot in the winter in Ghent when the weather was often minus 15 degrees. Some mornings bulldozers had to be brought in to break the ice on the canals. Vermeer's house was recreated in a studio and was a very authentic reproduction. This helped the actors to feel that they were really in that world and time. The painting is in the collection of Mauritshuis at the Hague. In 2006 the Dutch public selected it as the most beautiful painting in the Netherlands.

8. Colin Firth played Harry Bright in the 2008 film "Mamma Mia!". Which song did he sing on the sailing boat with Bill, Sam and Sophie?

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Answer: Our Last Summer

Sophie, played by Amanda Seyfried, found out she had three possible fathers. She invited all three to her wedding, unbeknown to her mother. The three potential fathers and Sophie spent time relaxing on a sailing boat around the fictional Greek island of Kalokairi. Sam, played by Colin Firth, picked up his guitar and started singing on the boat. "Our Last Summer" was a 1980 song by Swedish group Abba and can be found on their album, "Super Trouper".

9. At the end of the movie 'Easy Virtue' Colin Firth and his on screen daughter in law dance together at a ball before driving off into the sunset. What dance do they perform?

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Answer: Tango

This is a delightfully funny yet sad movie about a young English aristocrat who meets a blond bombshell, American racing driver, marries her and takes her back to his shabby ancestral home in England. It is based on a play by Noel Coward in which he mercilessly attacks the British aristocracy, but the movie version has toned down the venom. Colin Firth plays the young man's father, and Kristin Scott Thomas plays his mother. Jessica Biel plays the beautiful and glamourous American wife, and Ben Barnes, her husband, the son of the house. Kristin Scott Thomas was not at all keen to accept this part and she took a lot of persuading, even once shooting had started she was quite unhappy for the first couple of weeks and then she began to enjoy it. Colin Firth is not a dancer and the tango had to be shot in short clips and then pieced together. The team had only seven weeks to shoot the entire movie.

10. Colin Firth played Jamie Bennett in the 2003 film "Love Actually". He went to his French retreat after he found out that his girlfriend was having an affair. Which Portuguese female took over his affections?

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Answer: Aurélia

The film told of the intertwining lives of family, friends and complete strangers. Jamie and his new housekeeper, Aurélia, had a burgeoning love for each other but he could not speak Portuguese and she could not speak English. Aurélia was played by Portuguese actress, Lúcia Moniz. She was more noted for her singer career with four albums to her name. She also came fourth when she represented Portugal in the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest.

11. Colin plays a fanatical football fan in 'Fever Pitch'. Which team does he support?

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Answer: Arsenal

Colin Firth plays Paul, a thirty something school teacher who has one passion in life, football. This does not always sit well with his girlfriend played by Ruth Gemmell. His team Arsenal, who have been disappointing him for years, begin to do well in the 1988/89 season. The movie is loosely based on Nick Hornby's memoir 'Fever Pitch - A Fan's Life', and Hornby wrote the screenplay for the movie. The scenes when Arsenal emerge triumphant and win the cup are very heart warming.

12. Which 2008 film did Colin Firth star with Uma Thurman and Jeffrey Dean Morgan?

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Answer: The Accidental Husband

Jeffrey Dean Morgan was happily engaged until his fiancé broke off their engagement, following advice from radio councillor, Uma Thurman. To get his revenge, he asked a friend to access the public records where he created a fake marriage. This scuppered her plans for marrying Colin Firth. Uma Thurman was famous for her role in the 1994 film "Pulp Fiction". Jeffrey Dean Morgan was known for his television roles in "Grey's Anatomy" and "Supernatural".

13. Colin Firth appeared in the movie 'Shakespeare in Love'. The actress who played Queen Elizabeth I won an Oscar for best supporting actress for her performance in this movie. Who was this actress?

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Answer: Judi Dench

'Shakespeare in Love' is a charming comedy which depicts a romance between Shakespeare and Violet a young lady who loves the theatre during the time when he was writing Romeo and Juliet. Judi Dench was awarded an Oscar for best supporting actress for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I. Dame Judi is not new to playing Queens of England because she played Queen Victoria in the wonderful movie 'Mrs Brown' based on the friendship between the Queen and a Scottish Gilly called Brown, which helped her back to life after the death of her husband Prince Albert. More recently she played Victoria again in the film 'Victoria and Abdul' based on the friendship she had with a young Indian clerk.

14. Which character did Colin Firth play in the 1998 film, "Shakespeare in Love"?

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Answer: Lord Wessex

Colin Firth played the character, Lord Wessex, a penniless aristocrat who was betrothed to Viola de Lesseps, played by Gwyneth Paltrow. Violet had other ideas as her first love was her secret affair with William Shakespeare. The film won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.

15. In the 2007 'St. Trinian's' movie, Colin Firth's character Geoffrey Thwaites, the minister for education, is an old flame of Camilla Fritton, the head mistress. Who played Miss Fritton?

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Answer: Rupert Everett

St Trinian's is a mad and terrible, fictional school in England, the creation of cartoonist Ronald Searle. The juniors are often fiercely brandishing hockey sticks and the senior girls drink, gamble and engage in various other illegal activities. Rupert Everett, who plays Miss Fritton, is a popular English actor. He was nominated for a BAFTA for his performance in 'My Best Friend's Wedding' and again for 'An Ideal Husband'. Rupert has appeared in many other successful movies including 'The Madness of King George', 'Shakespeare in Love' and 'A Midsummer's Night Dream'. Everett has also written several books including two volumes of memoirs and the screenplay of the biopic 'Wilde'.

16. In which 2005 film did Colin Firth use the quote "It wasn't really the baby they were eating. It was a chicken, actually."?

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Answer: Nanny McPhee

Cedric Brown (Colin Firth) was a widower with seven unruly children. After hiring and firing a stream of nannies, an ugly lady with warts and big bulbous nose turned up at his house and offered herself for the job. Nanny McPhee was played by Emma Thompson. Cedric Brown explained to Nanny McPhee about the previous nannies, who the children managed to get rid of one by one. One such nanny was scared away as she thought the children had eaten the baby, but it was really a chicken.

17. In 'Hope Springs' Colin is an British artist who travels to a town called Hope in Vermont USA after a split with his girlfriend. How does she tell him that he is dumped?

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Answer: She sends him an invitation to her wedding to another man.

Colin plays the sad artist Colin whose girlfriend Vera (played by Minnie Driver) has broken up with him. The story is based on the novel 'New Cardiff' by Charles Webb and the film is directed by Mark Herman. Also appearing are Mary Steenburgen, who plays Joanie the rather eccentric manager of the hotel where Colin stays and Heather Graham who plays Joanie's friend Mandy who is called in by Joannie to talk to Colin because she is a therapist and he is so obviously in a bad place. Colin forms a relationship with Mandy, but later in the movie his ex turns up and wants him back. Who will he choose Vera or Mandy?

18. In which 2010 film did Colin Firth win the Academy Award for Best Actor?

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Answer: The King's Speech

Colin Firth played King George VI in the 2010 film, "The King's Speech". With the help from his wife, he recruited famous speech therapist Lionel Logue to overcome his stutter. Lionel Logue was played by the Australian actor, Geoffrey Rush. The film also won the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

19. The Colin Firth movie 'The Railway Man' is based on the autobiography by Eric Lomax, which has the same title. Who played Eric Lomax's wife in the movie?

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Answer: Nicole Kidman

The story is about Eric Lomax's wartime experience of being a prisoner of the Japanese and used as slave labour to build the Thai Burma railway. He makes a radio which helps to cheer himself and his workmates with news. When this is discovered by the Japanese he is horribly tortured. This affects him for many years after and Nicole Kidman plays his very supportive and understanding wife. Nicole is an Australian actress and producer. She has won many awards including an Academy Award and Golden Globes. She has appeared in many other successful movies including 'The Others' 'Cold Mountain' and 'Rabbit Hole'.

20. Who wrote the book "Bridget Jones's Diary", which would later became a big box office hit starring Colin Firth and Hugh Grant?

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Answer: Helen Fielding

Helen Fielding wrote the 1997 book "Bridget Jones's Diary" and the 1999 sequel, "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason". Her previous novel, "Cause Celeb" did not reach the same popularity as Bridget Jones. Colin Firth and Hugh Grant played Mark Darcy and Daniel Cleaver, two men fighting over the affections of Bridget Jones, with many comical results.

21. Which 2009 film adaption of an Oscar Wilde novel starred Colin Firth and Ben Barnes?

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Answer: Dorian Gray

"The Picture of Dorian Gray" was the only novel written by Oscar Wilde. Dorian Gray was introduced to many people in London by Lord Henry Wotton, played by Colin Firth. Amongst them was an artist who painted his portrait. Dorian Gray said he would give his soul to remain as young as the portrait. He then remained young while his portrait aged. British actor, Ben Barnes, was also known for playing Prince Caspian in the 2008 film "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian".

22. Which character did Colin Firth play in the 2007 film, "St Trinian's"?

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Answer: Geoffrey Thwaites

"St Trinian's" was based on a book of cartoons by Ronald Searle. Each cartoon told of the adventures of pupils and teachers at the fictional St Trinian's school. Geoffrey Thwaites was the Education Minister who visited the run down school where he met his former love who happened to be the head teacher, Miss Fritton. The school children, along with loveable rogue Flash Harry, found out that the school was in need of money so they stole the famous painting, Girl with a Pearl Earring. Mr Darcy in the film was the dog.

23. Colin Firth starred as Bill Haydon in the 2011 thriller, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy". What was his code name?

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Answer: Tailor

"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" was a 1974 spy thriller written by John le Carré. It told of George Smiley (Gary Oldman) who was searching for a mole in the British government. Each of the suspects were given code names such as Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Poorman and Beggarman. The spy was located at the end of the film, but I won't spoil your fun by telling you who it was!

24. Colin Firth was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in which 2009 film where he played a gay teacher?

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Answer: A Single Man

"A Single Man" was a book written in 1964 by Christopher Isherwood. It told of George Falconer, a teacher living in California during 1962. George decided to commit suicide months after his gay lover was killed in a car accident. He befriended a student who locked away the gun that George was going to use on himself. The film also starred Julianne Moore as his female friend.

25. What was the first film Colin Firth ever starred in, where he played a Marxist called Judd?

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Answer: Another Country

"Another Country" was a 1984 film which starred Colin Firth and Rupert Everett. The year before, he had starred in the stage production with the same name, taking over the role of Tommy Judd from actor, Kenneth Branagh. Rupert Everett played Guy Bennett, a gay pupil at a British boarding school. He befriended Tommy Judd as they were both outsiders for different reasons. Judd was oppressed by the school system due to being a Marxist.

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