British actor Colin Firth on this edition of Fresh Air
. Firth is co-starring in the new romantic comedy/holiday feel-good film, Love Actually
. Firth is probably best known for his role as Mr. Darcy in the BBC/A&E production of Pride and Prejudice
. The film turned him into a heartthrob. He starred in the film Bridget Jones's Diary
, based on the book of the same name, which borrowed from the storyline of Pride and Prejudice
. He played hate/love-interest Mark Darcy. Colin Firth the actor shows up in the book sequel to Bridget Jones's Diary
. His other films include Valmont
, Another Country
, The English Patient
, Shakespeare in Love
and Fever Pitch
. Firth also wrote a story for the book edited by Nick Hornby, Speaking with the Angel
. (Original Broadcast Date: May 7, 2001)
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