Released in 2009 and directed by Tom Ford, A Single Man is the story of an English professor struggling to cope with his boyfriend’s recent death. The film won the Movie of the Year at the 2010 AFI Awards and Best Leading Actor at the 2010 BAFTA Awards. Shot in Los Angeles and its outlying communities, the film features actors Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, and Nicholas Hoult.
Born September 10th, 1960 in Hampshire, England, Colin Firth is the son of two college professors. Firth spent much of his early childhood in Africa and in the care of his grandparents, who were Methodist missionaries. Upon returning to England, Firth enrolled in the Drama Centre in Chalk Farm, where his career in acting took hold.
Tom Ford had a very short, yet successful stint as a film director. His single film, A Single Man, released in 2009 and garnered much praise for the inspiring fashion designer. Starring big name actors such as Colin Firth and Julianne Moore, A Single Man was nominated for a Golden Lion at the 66th Venice International Film Festival.