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This youthful-looking, thirty-something
actor unfairly seems to be best known as the younger brother of British
heartthrob, Colin Firth. This is indeed a pity because Jonathan Firth has
developed a distinct and interesting resume of his own with performances
in radio, theatre, feature films, but more prominently in very high quality
television work.After graduating from the Central School of Speech and
Drama, London (1989), Firth landed several television roles, most notably
as the "struggling to find himself" Fred Vincy in the wonderful British
mini-series "Middlemarch" (1994) (mini). Firth later had an opportunity
to showcase a fuller range of emotion and acting skill as the very complicated
Sergeant Troy in a superior remake of Far from the Madding Crowd (1998)
(TV). More recently, Mr. Firth was cast as the morally upright Prince Albert
in A & E's production of Victoria & Albert (2001) (TV). by
1. In what films has Mr. Firth appeared?
(2003) .... Girolamo Aleandro
Dir. Eric Till
(2002) (TV) .... Vincent White
Dir. Nicholas Renton
Husband (1998) .... Lord Arthur Goring
Dir. William P. Cartlidge
Pack (2000) .... Blade
Dir. Alain Berberian (a
of Heroes, A (1994) (TV) .... LCpl. Winn
Heights (1992) .... Linton Heathcliff
... aka Emily Brontë's
Wuthering Heights (1992) (USA: complete title)
Dir. Peter Kosminsky, Paramount
Friends,(1991) .... Cable
Dir: Tristram Powell, Prominent
Palace (1997) (TV) .... Terence Foster-Burrowes
Dir. Rob Marchand, Artist
1. In what plays
has Mr. Firth performed?
Henry, in Henry
VI, Part III, Dir: Katie Mitchell, Royal Shakepeare Co.
Schwartz, in The Lulu Plays,
Dir: Ian McDiarmid, Almeida
Ian, in Bad Company, Dir:
Paul Miller, National Th. Studio
(2003) playing "Marcus" in episode: "Intuition" (episode # 1.2) 23 June
2003 - Dir.
The Last Day (2003) (TV) .... Stephanus - Dir. Peter Nicholson
(available as an extra feature
in Coloseum: A Gladiator's Story region 1 dvd)
Sparkling Cyanide (2003)
(TV) .... Mark Drake
Dir. Tristram Powell (based
on a story by Agatha Christie)
Inspector Lynley Mysteries:
in Blood, The (2002) (TV) .... "Rhys Davies Jones" BBC One
Dir. Kim Flitcroft (dvd reg 1)
& Albert (2001) (TV) ....'Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha"
Dir. John Erman
(dvd reg 1) V&A
the Beginning" (2000) (mini) TV Series .... Joshua
Dir. Kevin Connor (dvd reg
In Stone (2000) (TV) .... Stephen Gilmore Dir. Charles Beeson
Legend of the Leprechauns, The (1999) (TV) .... Count Grogan
Dir. John Henderson
(dvd reg 1, 2)
Hunter" (1999) playing "Eric Dalt" in episode: "Possessed" (episode
# 1.20) 8 May 2000
of the Sun" (1999) (mini) TV Series .... Capt. Charles Keaton
Dir. Paul Seed, Carlton
(NTSC vhs, dvd reg 1 avail
From The Madding Crowd (1998) (TV) .... Sergeant Frank Troy
Dir. Nicholas Renton
"Highlander" (1992) playing
"Lord Byron" in episode: "The Modern Prometheus"
(episode # 5.19) 12 May 1997 Dir: Adrian Paul, Filmline
Murders" (1997) playing "Michael Lacey" in episode: "The Killings at
Badger's Drift" (episode # 1.0) 23 March 1997
Dir. Jeremy Silberston,
"Tales from the Crypt" (1989)
playing Malcolm in episode: "Report from the Grave" (episode # 7.8) 14
(1989) playing "Nigel Chapman" in episode: "Hickory Dickory Dock" (episode
# 6.2) 12 February 1995
(1994) (mini) TV Series .... Fred Vincy Dir. Anthony Page, BBC
(1994) playing "Joscelin" in episode: "The Leper of St. Giles" (episode
# 1.3) 12 June 1994 Dir. Graham Theakston, Central
& Juliet (1994) (TV) .... Romeo Dir. Alan Horrox, C4
Hal, in Henry
IV, Dir: John Caird, BBC
"Inspector Morse" (1987)
playing "Peter Thornton" in episode: "Absolute
Conviction" (episode # 6.4) 8 April 1992 Dir. Antonia Bird, Zenith
Cross," (1992) TV Series .... Richard Grey ... aka "Charring Cross"
The Student, in Shoot the
Revolution, Dir: Jane Howell, BBC
Velvet Gown, The (1991) (TV) .... Paul Gallmington ... aka Catherine
Cookson's The Black Velvet Gown (1991) (TV) (UK: complete title) Dir. Norman
Stephen (lead) in All About
Laura, Dir: Tim Flywell, Warner Sisters
Michael, in Van Der Valk,
Dir: Herbie Wise, Thames
Roland (lead) in Centrepoint,
Dir: Piers Haggard, C4-Part Series
Shakespeare: The Animated
War and Peace: Starring Emily
Mortimer, Jonathan Firth & Nicola Pagett (BBC Radio Collection) ~Leo
Tolstoy, et al BBC Audiobooks Audio Cassette - November 1997
Twelfth Night ~ William Shakespeare
Starring Niamh Cusack, Jonathan Firth, Amanda Root, and Julian Glover.
Unabridged. 2 cassettes. isbn 0-14-086778-3 Penguin May 1st, 1998
Julius Caesar: A Radio 3 Full-cast
Dramatisation. Starring Gerard Murphy & Cast (BBC Radio Collection)
~William Shakespeare, et al BBC Audiobooks Audio CD - September
Measure for Measure ~ William
Shakespeare Penguin Audiobooks; ISBN: 0140868909
Heathrow Nights (unabr.) ~ Barbara
Wysocki,Jonathan Firth (Narrator), Chivers
Children's Audio Books. Dist. by BBC Audiobooks America. 2002. ISBN 0-7540-5276-1
The Dark Horse ~Marcus Sedgwick, Jonathan Firth (Narrator),
Chivers Children's Audio Books Audio Cassette - May 2003
I'll Never Be Young Again ~Daphne Du Maurier, Jonathan
Firth (Narrator), Chivers Audio Books Audio Cassette - August 2003
Shadows of Glory and Sepulcher
~James Herbert. Jonathan Firth (Narrator), Audio Cassette Publisher:
Macmillan Audio ISBN: 1405021284 (March 5, 2004)
1. In what radio
plays has Mr. Firth performed?
New Grub Street
Stars of the Orange River
The Diamond Jousts
The Cold Embrace
War and Peace
In Praise of Progress
Measure for Measure - audio
Lady Audley's Secret
The Golden Triangle
Letters From A Lost Generation
Mr Percy and the Prophet
The Two Noble Kinsmen -
audio book play
Angel on the Roof
The Captain's Daughter
The Luck of the Bodkins
The Teahouse Detective
Red House Mystery
The Man Who Knew Everthing
Wainewright The Poisoner
The Weather in the Street
are Mr. Firth's future projects?
1. Has Mr. Firth made
any recent appearances?
2. Is Mr. Firth
scheduled for any future appearances?
3. Where can
I find recent articles about Mr. Firth?
4. Are any of
Mr. Firth's films being shown on television?
5. Are any other television
programs being shown about Mr. Firth or his work?
No information available.
6. Is Mr. Firth
scheduled for any radio appearances?
No information available
at this time.
7. Where else can
I find Mr. Firth's work?
1. Where and when was
Mr. Firth born?
The sixth of April
1967 in Essex.
2. When did Mr. Firth
decide he wanted to become an actor?
According to an article released around
the time Far From the Madding Crowd, "I was always interested in acting,
but Colin made me certain it was the career for me...He always seemed to
be having such a good time."
3. Where did he train
to become an actor? For how long?
The Central Drama
School for three years (1986-89). "Central was considered the best school
in the 80's. The training is different."
4. Is Mr. Firth
married? Does he have children?
No to both questions
5. What is Mr. Firth's
6. What are Mr. Firth's
7. What actors
does Mr. Firth admire?
Mary in Elizabeth.
Henry Dean Stanton-Paris
8. What was his
favorite role to date?
Troy in Madding
Crowd. "Troy was a complex and challenging role."
9. Where did Mr. Firth
'Playing Troy was a fantastic
experience. I got to be Dick Turpin and seduce a girl
with a sword, and throw
myself in the sea." On a more serious note, Jonathan said, "One of the
things I loved about filming was that you get to go to places that you
wouldn't usually dream of. Some of the locations we went to were beautiful
- especially Bathsheba’s house. I just wouldn't have known it existed."
1. Does Mr.
Firth have any sources of on-line information?
may I send mail to Mr. Firth?
Mr. Jonathan Firth
c/o Markham and Froggatt
4 Windmill Street
London, UK W1P1HF
By coincidence (or highly coincidental if it wasn't
done by design) both Jon and his brother Colin have worked with Nathaniel
Parker and his brother Oliver. Jon worked with Nathaniel in both Far From
the Madding Crowd and Inspector Lynley Mysteries. Colin was directed in
The Importance of Being Ernest by Oliver Parker.
Did you know his ex flat mate
from the struggling early days was Rufus Sewell?
Both brothers worked in Lyme
Park. Jonathan Firth in Far From the Madding Crowd and Colin Firth while
filming Pride and Prejudice (it was the location for Pemberley)
Does he drive a car? Yes,
a 10 year old Peugot
How tall? What color eyes? Height:
5'11" -- Color of eyes: Green
Does he have pierced ears? NOT ANY LONGER BUT HE USED
What kind of music does he like? TOO ECLECTIC TO DETAIL
Do you think that you and your brother will ever appear
together in a film?
"Would love to but that
has never been offered."
Of all the jobs you've had since
drama school, what's been your favorite, and why?
Far From the Madding Crowd-
Troy was a complex and challenging role.
Jonathan got the good news that he'd landed the part
on the platform of Troy at Highbury London Underground station
His brother is Colin Firth not
Peter or Julian
1. Have any
actors, actresses or production staff worked with Mr. Firth two or more
2. Has Mr. Firth ever
worked as anything other than an actor?
Nathaniel Parker-Far in the Madding Crowd and Inspector
Lynley Mysteries: Payment in Blood
Cherie Lunghi in Covington Cross, Inspector Lynley
Mysteries: Payment in Blood and Victoria and Albert
Nigel Terry in Covington Cross and Far From a Madding
Emily Mortimer in Midsomer Murders: The
Killings at Badger's Drift and the radio play War and Peace
Amanda Root in the radio dramas Byron's Fancy and
John Nettles in American Friends, Romeo & Juliet
and Midsommer Murders
Nicholas Farrell in Bait and A Breed of Heroes
3. What does Mr. Firth
think about Method acting?
4. What does Mr. Firth
think of fame?
5. How does Mr. Firth
compare working in the theater and in film?
1. Thanks to the Internet
Movie Database for all film links.
2. Article sources:
1. The Jon Firth
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