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.
The film Another Country was directed by Marek Kanievska. Julian Mitchell wrote both the script for the original play of the same name as well as the screenplay for the adapted film which was released in 1984. Starring well-known actors, Colin Firth and Rupert Everett, Another Country shines the spotlight on the life of Guy Bennett’s early life as a homosexual in public school life in the 1930s, Marxist influences in his life and the Burgess-Maclean spy scandal of the 1950s.
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.