Colin Firth

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Golden Globes Royalty: Actors Who Won for Playing British Monarchs

In celebration of the historic coronation of King Charles III, here’s a look back at all the actors who have won Golden Globes for portraying Kings and Queens of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms throughout history:Peter O'Toole as Henry II, Becket (1964) and The Lion in Winter (1968) The first to be feted for playing a British Monarch was Peter O'Toole, distinguished with an unprecedented double whammy, winning Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama twice for playing the 12th century King Henry II of England in both Becket, opposite Richard Burton and John Gielgud, and four years later in The Lion in Winter alongside Katharine Hepburn and a young Anthony Hopkins in his first major film role. Richard Harris as Arthur, Camelot (1967) Long before being rediscovered by a new generation as Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films, Irish-born Richard Harris won Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for playing the late 5th/early 6th centuries Welsh mythology folklore figure in the big screen adaptation of the 1960 Broadway musical.
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Nominee Profile 2023: Best Actor – Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or a Motion Picture Made for Television Nominees: Taron Egerton (Black Bird) Colin Firth (The Staircase) Andrew Garfield (Under the Banner of Heaven) Evan Peters (Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story) Sebastian Stan (Pam & Tommy) Taron Egerton – Black Bird Welsh-born actor Taron Egerton is no stranger to the award-show beat. Already a Golden Globe winner for his electrifying portrayal of Elton John in Rocketman, he has also been nominated for a Grammy and a BAFTA for the same role.
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Out of the Archives, 2001-2004: Colin Firth on playing Mr. Darcy

Colin Firth, winner of the Best Actor Golden Globe for The King’s Speech (2010) by Tom Hooper, spoke to the journalists of the Hollywood Foreign Press in 2001 and 2004 about playing Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy in the TV miniseries Pride and Prejudice (1995) from the 1831 novel by Jane Austen, and a modern version named Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) with Renée Zellweger from Helen Fielding’s novels.