Firth movie to get UK premiere
Published 01/02/2010 | 03:44
Colin Firth's film A Single Man is set for its UK premiere.
The screening of the Bafta-nominated film, starring Colin as a gay academic mourning the death of his partner, takes place in central London.
The much-acclaimed debut feature film from fashion designer Tom Ford sees Colin play George Falconer, a 52-year-old British college professor who is having difficulties finding meaning to his life after the sudden death of his long-term partner Jim (Matthew Goode).
Set in Los Angeles in 1962 during the Cuban missile crisis, the film follows George through a single day, as a series of events and encounters leads him to decide if there is a meaning to life.
The movie also stars Julianne Moore as George's closest friend Charley, a 48-year-old beauty who is wrestling with her own questions about the future.
Nicholas Hoult plays Kenny, a young student who stalks George as he feels he is a kindred spirit.
Firth was nominated for a best actor film Bafta for his role and will battle it out at the Orange British Academy Film Awards against George Clooney among others.
The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Isherwood.
It had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival last year and earned Colin a best actor gong.