Colin Firth biog to Michael O'Mara

Colin Firth biog to Michael O'Mara

Michael O'Mara has acquired a biography of Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth.

Senior editorial director Louise Dixon acquired world rights to the title, commissioning directly from author Alison Maloney.

Dixon said: “We were a bit amazed—and pleased!—that there hadn't been any previous books on this iconic actor. He has a great story; people forget the breadth of the roles he has played, so the time is definitely ripe for a biography."

The biography will tell the story of Firth's life and career, from his early days in Nigeria through roles in "Pride & Prejudice", "Bridget Jones's Diary", "Love Actually" and "A Single Man".

The title will be published on 3rd May as an £18.99 hardback, to coincide with the DVD release of "The King's Speech", for which Firth recently won an Academy Award for his role as George VI.