Rome, June 16 – Englishman Colin Firth wins the 2021 European Tape Award, in recognition of the special style of an eclectic and elegant actor who continues to deliver international public interpretations of great theatrical intensity and popular successes in a career signed by a leading role of excellence in authors’ cinema as well as in comedy. “Choice rewards the excellence of his talent as simplicity and at the same time his brilliant professionalism both when it comes to dealing with the commitment of the classics, sometimes closer to the theater than to the cinema, and the lightness of comedy, a kind” emphasizes President Laura Delle Colley, “which Colin Firth always gives his touch” British “irresistible”. On June 22 at Maxxi in Rome, an award ceremony was held “with the presence” of the Rules of the Protocols Against Covid-19 for the awards awarded by Italian film journalists. Colin Firth, associated with our country with special affection, was born in Hampshire. After the theatrical experiences under the banner of Shakespeare, another comes in which he joins Robert Everett on screen and immediately falls in love with cinema: at the end of the eighties, it’s the Viscount of Valmont and about ten years later, thanks to mainstream miniseries like Pride and Prejudice, it’s Mr. Darcy. Then the popular epic was Bridget Jones’s Diary. With this film Firth begins a report on evergreen comedies now loved around the world by several generations of spectators. Between Love Actually (2003) and What a Mess, Bridget Jones! (2004) plays Vermeer in The Girl with a Pearl Earring, then is the protagonist of Atom Egoyan False Truth, then goes on to alternate with a musical as Mamma mia! (2008) to the co-writers of films directed by Michael Winterbottom, Woody Allen or designer Tom Ford, star of his first film as director, One Man (2009) for which he won a Copa Volpe. With The King’s Speech (2010) by Tom Hooper, recounting the battle against stuttering by King George VI of England, a year later he also arrived at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and Screen Actors Guild with an Oscar. It is currently on set in the United States. (handle).
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