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Firth portrayed real-life British soldier Robert Lawrence MC in the 1988 BBC dramatisation Tumbledown.
Lawrence was severely injured at the Battle of Mount Tumbledown during the Falklands War, and the film details his struggles to adjust to his disability whilst confronted with indifference from the government and the public.
In 2009, Firth received widespread critical acclaim for his leading role in A Single Man, for which he gained his first Academy Award nomination, and won a BAFTA Award.
This led to roles in films, such as The English Patient, Bridget Jones's Diary, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA Award, Shakespeare in Love, and Love Actually.
Firth starred in the 2010 film The King's Speech as Prince Albert, Duke of York/King George VI.
The film details his working to overcome his speech impediment while becoming monarch of the United Kingdom at the end of 1936.
He was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Winchester in 2007, and was made a Freeman of the City of London in 2012.
He has campaigned for the rights of indigenous tribal people, and is a member of Survival International.