September 10, 2009

Today's Tune: "Lady Come Down" By Colin Firth And Rupert Everett

Rupert Everett and Colin Firth in 'The Importance Of Being Earnest' (2002).

Happy Birthday to Colin Firth. English film, television and stage actor Firth was born in Grayshott, Hampshire, England on September 10, 1960. He lived in Nigeria during his early childhood because his parents worked there as lecturers abroad. Their parents had been missionaries. Firth even spent some time living in St. Louis, Missouri in the USA, before returning to the Hampshire area of England for his schooling. He then attended the Drama Centre London to train as an actor.

Colin performed mostly on stage and in TV movies early on in his professional career. As a matter of fact, it was his portrayal of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy in a television mini-series adaption of Jane Austen's brilliant novel 'Pride And Prejudice' that really made him a star. His theatre film career includes roles in movies such as 'Bridget Jones's Diary', 'Love Actually' and 'The Accidental Husband'. Colin Firth has acted many times alongside English actor Rupert Everett ('Shakespeare In Love', Sherlock Holmes, 'Shrek 2', 'Shrek The Third'). The two have also sang a couple songs in the films they've appeared in, including 'Today's Tune' - "Lady Come Down", in 'The Importance Of Being Earnest'.

Colin Firth and Rupert Everett - "Lady Come Down"

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