Colin Firth was nominated for best actor Oscars for his performances in The King’s Speech and A Single Man, and won the award for The King’s Speech… Firth is 6’1″ tall, according to the celebrity site Tiscali… Pride and Prejudice was adapted from the 1813 book by Jane Austen… Firth played William Shakespeare in Blackadder Back & Forth, a short film made for London’s Millennium Dome in 1999… His character in Bridget Jones’s Diary, Mark Darcy, was named by author Helen Fielding as a nod to Pride and Prejudice… Firth married the former Livia Giuggioli in 1997. They have two sons, Luca (b. 2001) and Mateo (b. 2003). Firth also has a son, Will (b. 1990), by actress Meg Tilly.