colin firth received a best actor oscar nod for his role as a grieving gay professor in tom fords a single man, but he acknowledges that his performance did nothing to help gay actors land the plum roles, gay or straight, in hollywood. Colin andrew firth cbe (born 10 september 1960) is an english actor who has received an academy award, a golden globe award, two bafta awards, and three screen actors guild awards, as well as the volpi cup for best actor at the venice film festival. In 2010, firths portrayal of king george vi in tom hoopers the kings speech won him the academy award for best actor. The actor is set to star in biopics of noel coward and oscar wilde, the latter alongside rupert everett, who will make his directorial debut. Unless it is stanley tucci and colin firth in this movie that will absolutely destroy me! I cant explain why. firth and tucci, who are both straight, have played gay characters in previous films. In 2010, firth received an academy award nomination for his portrayal of george falconer, a gay university professor grappling with depression, in tom fords a single man. colin firth and stanley tucci have both long been friends of the lgbtq community, as evidenced by their choices in acting roles over their wide-ranging careers. beloved actors colin firth and stanley tucci have both taken on queer characters before. But in the upcoming tearjerker supernova (from hinterlands harry macqueen) they play a gay couple. colin firth and stanley tucci play a gay couple trying to visit places from their past. As one deals with early-onset dementia in the first trailer for supernova. colin firth and stanley tucci will ace their new gay drama, but queer talent has to be nurtured shaun kitchener screenwriter, playwright and entertainment journalist wednesday 30. me cast gay actors in gay roles! Also me unless it is stanley tucci and colin firth in this movie that will absolutely destroy me! I cant explain why the rules are such that the tooch and. colin firth and stanley tucci are starring in a gay love story. Gay sex jokes aside how we do have fun here this is going to be a straight-up tearjerker,.