Colin Firth

People have the idea of missionaries as going out with the Bible and hitting natives with it. It's not really what they were doing. They were all doing something rather different.Colin Firth

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Forget trying to be sexy. That's just gruesome.Colin Firth

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My parents and grandparents have always been engaged in teaching or the medical profession or the priesthood, so I've sort of grown up with a sense of complicity in the lives of other people, so there's no virtue in that; it's the way one is raised.Colin Firth

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People coming up and saying something nice is always welcome. But when you're being secretly photographed, that's not so nice. I would rather shake hands with someone and exchange a few words than take a selfie.Colin Firth

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I would rather five people knew my work and thought it was good work than five million knew me and were indifferent.Colin Firth

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I have a kind of neutrality, physically, which has helped me. I have a face that can be made to look a lot better - or a lot worse.Colin Firth

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The English people, a lot of them, would not be able to understand a word of spoken Shakespeare. There are people who do and I'm not denying they exist. But it's a far more philistine country than people think.Colin Firth

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To be bothered wherever you go - it's not a rational thing to want at all.Colin Firth

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The last thing I would attempt to do is to buy clothes for a child I didn't know well.Colin Firth

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One of my grandfathers, actually, having gone out there as a minister, decided he would better serve the people as a doctor. So at a very late age - at the age of 38 in fact - he changed course and decided to become a doctor.Colin Firth

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My looks aren't something that come dazzlingly through in everything I do. I can be made to look one way or the other fairly easily... I am still not recognised on the street that much.Colin Firth

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My grandmother was a minister as well, which was not that common in the 1930s.Colin Firth

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Most actors will tell you they have some sort of dream of doing something other than what they're doing.Colin Firth

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It used to be that I was always paranoid or a loser or something so there's usually something that you seem to associate yourself with at one time or another.Colin Firth

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In this case it appealed to me partly because it felt close to me in some ways. This is about a confused, bewildered middle class Englishman adrift in smalltown America and that has definitely been me.Colin Firth

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If you don't mind haunting the margins, I think there is more freedom there.Colin Firth

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I'd love to try my hand at something else.Colin Firth

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I think that London is very much like that. I find there's humour in the air and people are interesting. And I think that it's a place which is constantly surprising. The worst thing about it? I think it can be smug and aggressive.Colin Firth

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I think it's quite extraordinary that people cast me as if I'm Warren Beatty: until I met my present wife, at the age of 35, you could name two girlfriends.Colin Firth

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I think England has served me very well. I like living in London for the reasons I gave. I have absolutely no intentions of cutting those ties. There is absolutely no reason to do so. Certainly not, so that I can have a swimming pool and a palm tree.Colin Firth

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I haven't had to struggle very much. I haven't paid my dues. I think I have been lucky.Colin Firth

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I have a very long relationship with America. My mother grew up there and I felt to some extent that I partly belong there. I was schooled there briefly for about a year.Colin Firth

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I don't want to sound smug but I am reasonably satisfied with how it's gone. I think it's fine.Colin Firth

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I do think I'm a character actor.Colin Firth

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I do notice that when I've been away and I come back to London. People look at you. People are ready to pick arguments.Colin Firth

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Hollywood hasn't aggressively pursued me. Neither have I aggressively pursued Hollywood.Colin Firth

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Bridget Jones is part of literary lore now and actually to be a part of it is enormously flattering.Colin Firth

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As much as the next person, I want to be approved of, but I'm not greedy for that stuff.Colin Firth

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Almost every comedy you see is about people making all wrong choices and making all the errors of judgement possible. Good comedy is when it works on this scale. Because it is psychologically very real.Colin Firth

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We've always been involved with America - I have a son who lives there and it's a big part of my life.Colin Firth

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