Colin & Gary Oldman appeared at the Los Angeles premiere of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Photos have been added to the gallery. I’ve also added another session featuring the pair.
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Just added photos to the gallery of Colin & Livia appearing at both the British Fashion Awards on 28 November and the Mothers2Mothers Launch on 29 November.
Thanks to Kelly, I’ve just added a scan from the December 9th issue of Entertainment Weekly.
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I’ve finally added HD screencaptures of Colin in Dorian Gray. Also, sorry for the lack of updates.. more will come soon as school has been keeping me quite busy!
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I’ve finally added this really gorgeous session of Colin to the gallery.
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Colin Firth is sexy, dashing, Academy award-winning … and available?
Firth, 51, is teaming with Oxfam America, a charity dedicated to ending poverty, to raise funds by auctioning himself. The winning bidder and a friend will meet the King’s Speech star at the Dec. 6 premiere of his movie Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and be chauffeured to a Chateau Marmont after party.
Note to the winner: don’t worry if you geek out meeting the Brit face-to-face. Firth has experienced some awestruck moments of his own meeting his idols.
“Ever so often, I will meet someone who I greatly admire and get truly dumbstruck,” Firth tells PEOPLE. “I’m a big fan of the people in the world of music and literature. If I’m a big fan of somebody, I prefer to keep at a safe distance because I don’t know what I will do.”
People forget this, but seven years before Colin Firth became an Oscar winner for playing the King of England, and before Firth became the no-doubt-about-it household name that he is today, he hosted ‘SNL,’ back in March of 2004. Firth is currently promoting his new spy thriller, ‘Tinker Tailor Solider Spy,’ but took some time to reminisce about his hosting duties and made it clear that, yes, he wants to host ‘SNL’ again. The ball is in your court, ‘SNL.’ (And, yes, ‘SNL,’ you should totally let Colin Firth host again.)
You hosted ‘SNL’ back in 2004. Did you have fun doing that?
Funny, I was talking about this to somebody last night. I had a lot of fun. It was very frightening. I didn’t realize how much fun I’d had until the week after it was over.
I’ve heard that before.
Yeah, you miss the adrenaline. You miss the camaraderie and taking that risk together.
At one point actor Colin Firth was attached to play a key role in Oldboy director Park Chan-wook’s English language debut, Stoker. That didn’t work out but now Firth may very well end up playing the villain role in Spike Lee’s upcoming remake of Park’s Oldboy.
Twitch has learned that an offer is out to Firth for the part of Adrian, which means that – should he accept – he will be stepping into the villain role opposite Josh Brolin.
Colin Firth owns up to having a thing for shiny gadgets and makes a case for the retirement of eco guilt.
I am surrounded by admirable people who want to change the world (some in close proximity) and they are always on the lookout for ways to do just that. Naturally they examine their own lives and very often they like to have a look at mine too. A continual pressure point just happens to be my perceived love of gadgets. These observers point out how my own collection has squandered virgin resources to make the objects in the first place and highlight the dubious supply chain now inherent in the electronics industry. But most pernicious of all, according to them, are my too-frequent upgrades.
Firstly a point of order: I believe my lusting after electronics is over sold within my own family. I am not seduced by all gadgets. I believe that I may have, for example, one of the oldest television sets in the western world. I just have no interest in acquiring a new one. But I should also come clean. In common with millions of other technology consumers I have been seduced by one particular brand – yes, the one with a fruit related logo. Perhaps I am not as devoted as the young boy who had the logo shaved into the back of his head. But I fell for those initial seemingly brave brand values and the innovation of those shiny slim gadgets.
The thing is, I want to live in a world where it’s OK to upgrade. How do we make that happen? We need to put pressure on the brands and the companies to take responsibility for their supply chain until this becomes a reality.
An array of Oscar-winners and A-list stars have signed up to narrate literary classics of their choice for the rapidly growing audiobook market. Nicole Kidman, Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman and Colin Firth are among Hollywood’s biggest names to set the trend.
Not so long ago, audiobooks were the poor cousins of the publishing world, particularly in the UK, where “talking books” were largely abridged. Jobbing actors were usually recruited as readers. Now, with worldwide demand soaring, the stars want to be heard reading unabridged books.
A dozen A-list names have already been cast as narrators, inspired by the chance to read a favourite book. Seven are Oscar-winners. Winslet, who won the 2009 best actress award for The Reader, has long wanted to film Zola’s gripping murder story Thérèse Raquin but, as Hollywood is yet to be convinced, narrating it is the next best thing.
Winslet said: “As a listener, being able to tune out and be taken into another world, an atmosphere, an environment that is being created entirely for you by somebody else’s voice, is a wonderful, magical thing.”
Kidman, who won an Oscar in 2003 for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in The Hours, will record Woolf’s To the Lighthouse. Firth, fresh from his recent Oscar success with The King’s Speech, has chosen Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair, “a record of hate far more than of love”, as one of the characters observes.
The recordings will be launched next year by Audible, the UK’s largest provider of downloadable audiobooks, and a US subsidiary of Amazon. Its founder, Donald Katz, told the Observer: “Colin Firth could read me the back of a Marmite jar and I would listen… I’d pay Dustin Hoffman to read from a cereal box.”