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Colin Firth: The Biography

Colin Firth: The Biography [Kindle Edition]

Alison Maloney
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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It's a book that offers enough to make any girl swoon (Midlands What's On)

Discover the real man behind the fame and fortune and fall even more in love (Sunday Mirror)

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From the moment Colin Firth took on the role of Mr Darcy in the 1995 BBC adaptation of 'Pride and Prejudice', emerging from the lake in 'that scene', he was set on a path from sex symbol to national treasure and Hollywood star. With roles ranging from Hugh Grant's love rival in 'Bridget Jones' to an Oscar-nominated turn as a gay university professor in 'A Single Man', Firth's skills as a versatile actor have known no bounds. Yet, it was his recent portrayal of George VI in the 2011 film 'The King's Speech' that has elevated him to Hollywood royalty, bagging him numerous awards, including the much coveted Oscar for Best Actor.

However, it is not only his assumed roles, but the man himself who has captured the hearts of audiences the world over. This first ever biography also reveals: his early life in Nigeria; the secrets of his escape to Canada with actress Meg Tilly, the birth of their first son and his heartbreak as the relationship floundered; the passionate affair with 'Pride and Prejudice' co-star Jennifer Ehle; and his whirlwind romance with his Italian wife, Livia. Fascinating, revelatory and suffused with Firth's own dry wit, this is a must-read book on the man of the moment.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 395 KB
  • Print Length: 257 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1843176882
  • Publisher: Michael O' Mara Books (26 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843176882
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843176886
  • ASIN: B0052TMA8O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #180,193 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Alison Maloney is a journalist and author, whose books include the Number One bestseller THE MUMS' BOOK. As well as a long stint on The Sunday Post newspaper, she worked as a children's book editor for two years. Alison lives in Kent with her husband and two children.

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
This book will only be good if you do not know much about the man, but if you are more of a fan it will not be much use to you. This book is basically made of quotes from various articles or interviews pieced together, the kind of stuff most of us could have done. You won't learn anything new, and Firth has not co-operated with this book in any way. I bought it because I was curious but for me it was a waste of money.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars save your money and go on Wikipedia! 11 Aug. 2011
By Fi-G
A lazy, sloppy book consisting of strung-together quotes from published articles ("As Colin told the Sunday Times ...") There is nothing new or original and she didn't actually interview anyone! It was irritating that she used the same quotes several times so she couldn't even be bothered to edit and neither could the publisher! Oh! And Yes, King Crimson et al are not part of the "Glam Rock" genre - a sloppy mistake. A shame she'll make loads of money selling it to the fans who are as obsessed with Colin as she obviously is! Don't waste your energy reading it let alone your money ...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new for long standing CF fans 8 Jan. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The first book I downloaded when I got a Kindle for xmas since I am a HUGE Colin fan. However, to be blunt, it was a waste of money. Anyone who has followed Colin's work for years will know the entire content of this book and will see it for what it is.....a book put together made up of quotes, interviews and newspaper articles previously published which you have already read and most probably, also watched on youtube. Halfway through the book it was getting tiresome to read, to the point where I thought "I'm just reading one film critic review after another".
I would only recommend getting this book if you don't know a thing about Colin Firth - it's a good beginners book but there is nothing insightful at all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book to read 13 July 2014
By Alli
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Enjoyed the insight to Colin's life and the life of making movies. Easy to read and enjoy the tales of the star, Colin.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Colin firth biography 13 Dec. 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
A good read & very much enjoyed by the colin firth fan I bought the book for. Good photo's in it too
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not impressed 14 Nov. 2013
By Mo
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I thought it was not a biography, more a gathering of differents articles on Colin Firth, I was desappointed, it is a shame!
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