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Colin Firth Never Owned His Role As Mr. Darcy In ‘Pride And Prejudice’

Colin Firth Never Owned His Role As Mr. Darcy In 'Pride And Prejudice'

In 1994, Colin Firth appeared in the Jane Austen movie adaptation of Pride And Prejudice. Even now, people still associate the actor with the role of Mr. Darcy. I loved him in that role and I loved him as Mr. Darcy in Bridget Jones Diary. Still, he says that he felt no ownership over the Mr. Darcy title.

Huffington Post reports:

“I’ve never owned it,” Firth told host Ricky Camilleri. “It was a job that ran from May to September. I walked off the set and that’s my only relationship with it.”

Seven years after his first Darcy incarnation, “Bridget Jones’ Diary” — based on Helen Fielding’s book of the same name — was a smash hit, further entrenching Firth into Darcy lore. A sequel, “Bridget Jones’ Diary: The Edge of Reason,” debuted in 2004.

“It was Helen Fielding who decided to do something very smart and it was a kind of a popular cultural reference point and make use of it,” Firth said. “I thought it would actually be quite a successful film and a way to have a bit of fun with something I’d already done. I’d never played out a bit of self-referential popular culture mischief before.”

Are you a fan of Colin Firth? If so, what’s your favorite role that he’s taken on?? I’m a huge fan and my favorite is between either of the Mr. Darcy roles or his role in The King’s Speech.

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Posted Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 at 12:12pm
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‘Bridget Jones 3′ CONFIRMED!

I don’t know if I think this is good – or bad news. I absolutely adored the first Bridget Jones – but the second one was a nightmare – ala ‘Sex and the City 2′.

Then I read this tidbit from EW – and I’m thinking a third movie is BAD news.

It’s finally time to re-open the diary: Bridget Jones is returning to the big screen.

EW has confirmed exclusively that Working Title Films, the production company responsible for the first movie released in 2001 and the second one dubbed The Edge of Reason in 2004, is moving ahead with a third installment. Based at Universal, Working Title has been mulling a sequel since 2009.

No other details were available, but last year, Bridget costar Colin Firth, who plays lovable Mark Darcy, told EW’s Dave Karger some details about a possible plot. “I can tell you that Bridget and Mark can’t have children, I think that’s the way it goes on,” Firth told Karger, who was reporting for Access Hollywood. “So then she makes the huge mistake of going back to Daniel Cleaver [Hugh Grant’s character] for long enough to get pregnant. And I think he dumps her, and she’s left stranded, and guess who comes back to rescue her?”

The movies are based on Helen Fielding’s novel of the same name and starred Renee Zellweger as Bridget. The first film was an international hit, taking in a reported $281 million. The second was crucified by the critics but still raked in $262 million worldwide.

Earlier this year, the London Evening Standard reported that Fielding had begun writing the third installment of the best-selling books. At the time, she said there had been discussions about the next film. “I will be working on both the book and the film but I don’t know if they are the same thing yet. It’s not been decided.”

She can’t get pregnant – so she goes back to Hugh’s character just to get pregnant? I hate it! Bleh! Lets not and say we did – okay? We know Renee will be back – she’s got nothing better going on. Come to think of it – neither does Hugh Grant. I hope Oscar winner Colin Firth stays away from this stinker… you can do better Colin!

What do you think? Is a third Bridget Jones good or bad news?

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Posted Friday, August 12th, 2011 at 9:09am
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Cameron Diaz and Colin Firth on the set of ‘Gambit’

In what is quite possibly the oddest casting news since Ellen Degeneres and Bill Pullman, someone thought it was a good idea to cast Cameron Diaz and Colin Firth in the same movie.

While I didn’t hate ‘Bad Teacher’ (I didn’t love it either) I’m not a huge fan of Cameron Diaz. I’d much rather look at her in pictures than actually watch her in a movie!

So I was quite bummed when I heard that Colin (LOVE!) would be sharing the big screen with her! I’m afraid that no amount of good intentions – or awesome writing can fix the bad casting, but I hope I’m wrong.

Here they are on the set of  ‘Gambit’ in London.

“Gambit” is the story of an art curator who needs the help of a Texas steer roper to con a wealthy art collector into buying a phony Monet painting.

Besides Diaz and Firth, “Gambit” also stars Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, and loris Leachman. It’s due out sometime in 2012.

Photos: Fame

Posted Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 at 3:15pm
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TRAILER TIME: “Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy” starring Colin Firth, Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy!

I seriously just got goosebumps.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, is director Tomas Alfredson’s adaptation of the John le Carre bestseller, which opens in the U.K. on Sept.16.

Focus Features will release the high-profile British film — starring Gary Oldman and Colin Firth — in the U.S. on Nov. 18.

Tinker Tailor is based on Le Carre’s Cold War spy novel, and also stars Tom Hardy, Mark Strong and Ciaran Hinds.

Oldman plays protagonist George Smiley, who helps uncover a mole in MI6’s ranks.

Universal and Focus acquired U.S. rights to Tinker Tailor during the Berlin Film Festival from Studiocanal, which fully financed the film and is producing with Working Title. It’s been one of the hottest properties at recent film markets, and will be released in the U.K. by Studiocanal subsidiary Optimium.

Looks amazing!

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Posted Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 9:09am
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