The Untold Truth About Colin Firth’s Son Will Firth – Biography

March 22, 2024
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Who is Will Firth?

Will Firth is a British actor who has made a few on-screen appearances, but is possibly best known to the world as the son of Colin Firth.

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Will Firth Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

William Joseph Firth was born on 20 September 1990 in Britain, the first child of Colin Firth, whom he fathered with American-Canadian actress and writer Meg Tilly.

Colin and Tilly began dating in 1989, and the following year William was born. They continued to date and moved to the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. However, their relationship broke up five years later, and Colin returned to the UK.

Will has two older half-siblings from her mother’s side, Emily and David Zinnemann, born during her marriage to Tim Zinnemann, an American film producer, and son of the film director Fred Zinnemann.

Furthermore, Will is the older half-brother to Colin’s children from his marriage with the Italian producer Livia Giuggioli, Luca and Matteo.

Will returned to London with his father, but stayed in touch with his mother as the duo shared custody. He attended the 15th Eastern School of Acting in London, where he studied acting.



Surrounded by show business from an early age, Will became interested in acting as a child, however, he waited until he was 12 years old to make his debut appearance. He was the Boy in Tram in the Academy Award-nominated sci-fi action-adventure film “Spider-Man”, with Tobey Maguire in the titular role,and  co-starring Willem Dafoe and Kirsten Dunst.

After an uncredited appearance as an extra in the film “Hope Springs” in 2003, Will focused on his education, and only returned to acting in 2014 with the role of Dreyfus in the horror war-drama film “Precipice Hours”, with Daniel Ezra as one of the main stars of the film.

The following year, Will starred in the short horror-drama film “Day After Yesterday”, while in 2016, he appeared next to his father in the award-winning romantic comedy film “Bridget Jones’s Baby”, which starred Renee Zellweger, Gemma Jones, and Jim Broadbent.

The same year, he starred in the romantic mystery-drama film “Saddenly Now”, next to Roslyn Hill and Ellie Moon.

In 2018, Will co-starred in the horror-mystery film “Caged”, written and directed by Nicholas Winter, and starring Sophie Barker and Andrew Bryan. His latest appearance was in the awarded 2019 comedy film “Love Type D”, written and directed by Sasha Collington, about a woman who has been dumped an unbelievably crazy number of times in a row, with Maeve Dermody, Rory Stroud and Oliver Farnworth in the lead roles.

Net Worth

According to sources, Will Firth’s net worth is estimated at close to $1 million, as of late 2022.


Personal Life, Girlfriend, Dating, Single

Will is very secretive about his personal life, but some information has become available. According to reports, Will is married to his high school sweetheart, actress Amelie Edwards. Unfortunately, there is no information on when the two married, but some sources claim that they became engaged in June 2019 and married in August of the same year.

Will Firth’s Father, Colin Firth, Short Bio

Colin Andrew Firth was born on 10 September 1960 in Grayshott, Hampshire, England. He’s the son of David Norman Lewis Firth, a history lecturer at King Alfred’s College, Hampshire, and education officer for the Nigerian Government, and his wife Shirley Jean, a comparative religion lecturer at King Alfred’s College.

The oldest of three children, Colin’s sister Kate is an actress and voice coach, and his brother Jonathan, is an actor.

He became interested in acting at the age of ten and worked his way up in school productions, at 14 realized that acting would be his profession.

At college, he studied English literature and later joined the National Youth Theatre, only to study theatre and drama at Drama Centre London.

He was spotted by Julian Mitchell after starring in the play “Hamlet”, who then cast him in his play “Another Country” as a gay, ambitious schoolboy, Guy Bennett, performed at Queen’s Theatre, West End, London.

He’s subsequently featured in several plays, including “The Doctor’s Dilemma” in 1984, then “Desire Under the Elms” (1987), “The Caretaker” (1991), and “Three Days of Rain” in 1999.


Colin made his screen debut in the 1984 film “Another Country”, in the role of Tommy Judd: the film follows the life of Guy Burgess, one of the Cambridge spies. Throughout the ’80s, Colin appeared in several popular projects, including in the TV series “Lost Empires” (1986), then starred in the award-winning thriller mystery film “Apartment Zero”, next to Hart Bochner and Dora Bryan. In 1989 he was the main star of the Oscar-nominated romantic drama film “Valmont”, directed by Milos Forman, and based on the novel by Choderlos de Laclos.

His career slowed down in the ’90s as he lived in Canada for a while, but returned to England in the mid- ’90s. He starred in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning romantic drama TV mini-series “Pride and Prejudice”, co-starring Jennifer Ehle and Susannah Harker, while in 1996, he appeared in the multiple Academy Award-winning romantic war-drama film “The English Patient”, which starred Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche and Willem Dafoe.

Two years later, he was Lord Wessex in the Oscar-winning historical comedy-drama film “Shakespeare in Love”, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes in the lead roles, while in 2001, he was Mark Darcy in Sharon Maguire’s romantic comedy film “Bridget Jones’s Diary”, based on the novel by Helmet Fielding, with Renee Zellweger as the main star, a role he reprised in the sequels “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason” (2004) and “Bridget Jones’s Baby” (2016).

In 2003, Colin starred as Dutch painter Vermeer, in the film “Girl with a Pearl Earring”, based on the novel by Tracy Chevalier, co-starring Scarlett Johansson and Tom Wilkinson. In 2008 he co-starred in the comedy musical film “Mamma Mia!”, next to Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Amanda Seyfried, while in 2010, he won the Oscar – Best Actor, for his portrayal of King George VI in the film “The King’s Speech”, plus several other awards for his performance.

To speak further of his accomplishments, Colin was Harry Hart in the film “Kingsman: The Secret Service” (2014), and the sequel “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” (2017), while in 2019, he starred in the film “1917”, about two soldiers who try to deliver the message in time to the battalion and prevent them from walking into a death trap.


Most recently, he starred in the romantic drama film “Empire of Light” and in the TV mini-series “The Staircase”.

According to reports, Colin Firth’s net worth has been estimated at $25 million as of late 2022, earned through his successful career, during which he’s appeared in over 90 films and TV series.

He was named Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honors, for services to drama.

Martha Clifford

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