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Acting His Age Colin Firth is making his s count. Here’s how you can, too ver the quintessential English gentleman, the handsome and articulate Colin Firth has been capturing hearts—and catching eyes—since his breakout role in Pride and Prejudice (1995), a TV miniseries based on Jane Austen’s novel. Since then, he has continued to solidify his star status, and his adoring fan base, with movies like Bridget Jones’s Diary, Love Actually, The English Patient and Girl with a Pearl Earring, among others. But some of Firth’s finest work has been in the past few years—as he neared his 50th birthday. He received 10 awards and several more nominations for his gut-wrenching performance in A Single Man (2009), and in 2010, he received his first Academy Award along with a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award and other accolades, for his inspiring portrayal of the speech-challenged King George VI in The King’s Speech (2010). E • • PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIM WRIGHT By Alissa Edwards 28 Vim & Vigor · SUM M ER 2 012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Summer 2012 - University of Virginia

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2012 - University of Virginia
Life in Balance
Healthy Dose
Vein Attraction
A Clear Focus on Fibroids
Compassionate Care
The Breakfast Club
Arthritis Answers
A TV Guide to Radiology
Take Aim
It Might NOT Be Cancer
Colin Firth
Step Up to the Plate
Life After Cancer
Get Dad to the Doc
Virtual Health
In Her Element
A Virginia Man Climbs Above Heart Attack and Heart Failure
Too Young for a Stroke? Think Again

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2012 - University of Virginia