May the Firth Be With You


It’s May Fourth, and many geeky types are celebrating with “May the Fourth Be With You.” But as we’ve said plenty of times, we don’t do sci-fi. So around here, it’s May the Firth Be With You — Colin Firth, of course! This week, we’re celebrating with an extra Man Candy Monday. You’re welcome.


Armand Duval in Camille (1984)

Colin Firth in Camille (1984)

Young & pouty!


Vicomte de Valmont in Valmont (1989)

Colin Firth in Valmont (1989)

We’ll try to forgive the tragic ponytail for you, Colin.


Richard Courtois in The Advocate aka The Hour of the Pig (1993)

Colin Firth in The Advocate aka The Hour of the Pig (1993)

Sarah has promised us a review of this movie, which is based on an actual legal case.


Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (1995)

Colin Firth in Pride and Prejudice (1995)

Always and forever!


Lord Wessex in Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Colin Firth in Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Proof he makes a good baddie too!


Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

So witty in wilde.



Vermeer in Girl With a Pearl Earring (2003)

Colin Firth in Girl With a Pearl Earring (2003)

Getting artsy.


Aurelius in The Last Legion (2007)

Colin Firth in The Last Legion (2007)

Look, Colin Firth can be all rough & tumble too!


George in A Single Man (2009)

Colin Firth in A Single Man (2009)

A subtle, strong performance as a 1960s gay man.


King George VI in The King’s Speech (2010)

Colin Firth in The King's Speech (2010)

So heartwarming!


Stanley in Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

Colin Firth in Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

Oh yeah, he’s still got it.


And we have more Colin Firth historical costume movies to look forward to — he’ll be in 2018’s Mary Poppins Returns and the Oscar Wilde biopic The Happy Prince, written and produced by Rupert Everett. May the Firth be with you, indeed!


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Trystan L. Bass

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A self-described ElderGoth, Trystan has been haunting the internet since the early 1990s. Always passionate about costume, from everyday office wear to outrageous twisted historical creations, she has maintained some of the earliest online costuming-focused resources on the web. When she’s not dressing up in costumes, she can be found traveling the world with her sweetie and, occasionally, Kendra and Sarah. Her costuming and travel adventures are chronicled on her website, TrystanCraft. She also maintains a popular fashion blog, This Is CorpGoth, dedicated to her “office drag.”

6 Responses

    • Lynn

      The Kingsmen sequel comes out 9/22/17. I loved him in Pride & Prejudice.

  1. Charity

    He’s also in “Genius,” which is a period piece I saw just the other night; he plays the famous book editor who edited Hemingway, Fitzgerald (Guy Pierce), and Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law) into the best-seller list. The film follows his characters’ friendship with Wolfe, and the knock-down drag out intellectual fights they had over pairing down Wolfe’s purple prose. (Nicole Kidman is also in it.)

  2. Susan Pola

    Colin Firth is the perfect greeting of any fourth. In fact, he’s one actor I gave binged on for years. But, I also loved him in Love, Actually where he played a writer who learns Portuguese to converse with the woman with whom he fell in Love.
    Darcy and Vermeer are probably my favourite with King George, Jack, & Wessex a close second. I need to watch a Hour of the Pig.


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