Colin Firth brings his wife Livia to Venice for premiere of ‘Tinker, Tailor’


I know this won’t be of interest to most of you. I get it. When you have the possibility of gawking at Alexander Skarsgard, Ryan Gosling and Michael Fassbender, why bother with the older British guys? I hear you, but I’d like to defend these men: they are hot. They’re talented and well-aged and battled-scarred. These are photos from the Venice Film Festival premiere of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, the remake of the 1970s-Le Carre book and miniseries, now in epic Cold War porn form. There are dudes missing from the premiere – neither Ciarán Hinds nor Tom Hardy could make it. I just saw Hinds in The Debt, and now that I see he’s not in Venice, I’m kind of worried about him. He looked like hell in The Debt. Is he sick? Hmm… here’s the trailer for the film once again (squeal – COLD WAR PORN).

Anyway, on to the photos we do have. There’s Colin Firth and his beautiful wife Livia, who wore a “Reclaim to Wear” dress from – part of her ongoing “green carpet challenge” to wear red carpet styles that are environmentally friendly. Colin looked dapper and lovely too – they make such a handsome couple.


And here’s Gary Oldman and his wife Alexandra. Um… she’s really young, isn’t she? She’s very pretty too.


BENEDICT!!! Benedict Cumberbatch! Huzzah! He looks really good too. Um, is he a natural ginger? If he is, I need to see Benedict and the Fassdong together in a movie. They would be wonderful together.


John Hurt has not been tweaked. Neither has his wife, who looks very age appropriate. Good for them.


And lastly, Mark Strong. He’s usually so dapper and handsome, but his facial hair is throwing me off. It looks so… fluffy? Still, I wouldn’t kick Fluffy out of bed.


Photos courtesy of WENN & Fame.

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  1. brin says:

    Love Colin…hope he takes Mrs. Firth on a gondola ride…tres romantic.

  2. Seal Team 6 says:

    I love him! Hs’s been my favorite actor for years.

  3. Rita says:

    I like the older non-jacked crowd. They give the business respect and credibility.

    Speaking of respect and credibility, Collin and Livia say it all….and yes, we’re on a first name basis…well, I am.

  4. MeMyself says:

    That lucky bitch!

  5. jen says:

    YES, Benedict is a ginger. I can’t wait to see this movie!!

  6. Nymeria says:

    I seriously heart Colin Firth. *purrrrrrrr*

    (Aside: Down, girl, down!)

  7. Jules says:

    Yes, The Batch is a ginger.
    He looks lovely.
    Just lovely.
    And adorable.

    I have loved Colin Firth since the first time I saw Mr. Darcy emerge from that pond. He is aging very well and as always his wife looks stunning.

  8. RobN says:

    Is there somebody, somewhere, who doesn’t get the Colin Firth thing? Jules is right; one quick look at the pond scene from Pride and Prejudice and they should be convinced.

  9. You don't say says:

    Mr. Oldman and Mr. Firth…my oh my. I will see this to look at their beauty and to hear them all talk and be all “British”!! It was a great book.

    I think John Hurt has had a long, successful career as a character actor, so he does not need to be prettied up. Good on him.

  10. It is ME!! says:

    Ladyparts a-tingling over Colin Firth. Grrrrrr, baby!

    His wife is quite cute. Lucky bitch, indeed! I am sure she knows it, too. 😉

    This movie looks awesome, BTW.

  11. olala says:

    Love these guys.

    Kaiser, won’t you post photos from Fassbender at the premiere of Shame?

  12. RuddyZooKeeper says:

    Kind of shy to say I named one of my sons “Colin” for the above Mr. Firth. Yums!
    And, unless I am thinking of another Brit’s wife, has Livia lost a lot of weight? She was beautiful before, but I hardly recognized her.

  13. L says:

    I have one former friend who thought that Firth’s Mr. Darcy wasn’t as good as Matthew Macfadyen in the Keira Knightly version. Actually she thought the Keira version was better overall.

    Needless to say, I’m not friends with her anymore. (not for the movie, but it was the nail in the coffin)

  14. RocketMerry says:

    John Hurt’s wife is really cute.

  15. mariaj says:

    ” is there somebody, somewhere, who doesn’t get the Colin Firth thing? Jules is right; one quick look at the pond scene from Pride and Prejudice and they should be convinced.”

    Well, i know someone and me, for one, am one of these. I like, really like Colin Firth as actor and i think he seems a bery lovaly person, BUT i see him like an …uncle, he doesn’t inspire me sexual thoughts at all.

    And yes, i have seen Pride and Prejudice tvserie( and the importance of being Ernst, too)and wgile i think that his Darcy was more faithful to the book, i like more, but much more the DArcy MacFadyen style.NOt to count that i find MacFadyen more beautiful and a lot more sexy.

  16. mariaj says:

    Sorry for my type errors, but i am writing almost in the dark

  17. Tiffany says:

    Mark Strong, hmmmmm…..there is just something about that man that makes me have a fantastic feeling down there every time I see him. Is is the hairline, accent, eyes…Jesus this man is just a panty dropper for me.

  18. layla says:

    I would take some Colin over any Alexander, Ryan or Michael time and time again. Fact.

  19. Amy says:

    Benedict Cumberhatch is a magical name! I’m not familiar with him. And I agree with you completely about Fluffy Strong. Plus he’s looking a bit gaunt; I hope it’s for a role.

  20. Aviatrix says:

    I’m dying over that hair clip. Only Helena Bonham-Carter can bring the cray cray like that. Ms. Hurt is a doll though.

    Colin Firth’s wife looks like a mashup between Debra Messing, Penelope Cruz and the chick that plays Cuddy on House. I forget her name at the moment.

  21. Green_Eyes says:

    I have been a huge fan of his for years… I have always thought he was handsome… And if Ms. jones didn’t want him I was ready to humor thru the screen and tell him myself..I like you just the way you are ..pick me!) lol. I swooned over him back in Sense and Sensibility.. He was handsome then and just gets better w/ age..

  22. SEF says:

    Colin’s wife is absolutely gorgeous. I’d say they are BOTH lucky.

  23. mrscolinfirth says:


    Please post the photos that SwoonWorthy did of Colin adjusting Gary’s suit!

  24. Lizzie says:

    Green Eyes – you would have had a job to swoon over Colin Firth in Sense & Sensibility – he wasn’t in it! Hugh Grant was in that. Mr Firth was in Pride & Prejudice.

  25. Lady Lupton says:

    Love me some Cumberbatch. Is it bad that I want to have his CumberBabies?

  26. Kellie says:

    Love Colin Firth and his wife is very pretty.

  27. Lila says:

    Love Benedict in Sherlock. He is such an amazing actor.

    Benedict Cumberbatch and Colin Firth for hot guy friday!!! Please? Could do a british edition!

  28. LondonLady says:

    Casting not right. Would never have put Gary Oldman (much as he is a brilliant actor) into this specific role

  29. irishserra says:

    Kaiser, I am so happy about this post! This is a great cast of men and they all deserve to be acknowledged. And Ciaran Hinds… Oh, how I’ve loved him for years and I just don’t think he’s ever gotten enough attention. He has looked rough lately, a lot of weight gain I suppose. But I love him nonetheless, as I do of course Colin and Oldman! Can’t wait to see this film!

    Thank you, thank you for this post!

  30. Eve says:

    Gary Oldman’s wife’s mane is Alexandra Edenborough. She’s a singer. And she’s nearly twenty years younger.

  31. Andie B says:

    Colin is just so lovely *swoon*….his wife is gorgeous and I LOVE her shoes. I recently saw Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock. I was quite taken with him. He has a great voice and a certain je ne sais quois. Who knew he was a ginger? I’m liking that, as I am borderline ginger myself.

  32. Sabine says:

    I am 23, and know Gary Oldman is in his fifties, but I still totally would. Repeatidly.

  33. Heavenbound says:

    Now this is such an elegant well matched couple. (unlike the Damons). Livia is an Italian film producer. I think she is stunning.

  34. LeeLoo says:

    Every single time I see John Hurt, I think of him as Caligula in I, Claudius which creeps me out. *Shudder*

    There’s something about Benedict’s face that creeps me out as well. It has a serial killer look to it.

    I like Livia Firth’s green carpet idea. I would love to see a dress that looks bad and awful on one Hollywood lady look awesome on another Hollywood lady.

    Gary Oldman’s current wife is a jazz/electronica singer by the name of Alexandra Edenborough, she’s a washed up jazz/electronica singer from the 90s. She’s about 20 years younger.

    Mmmmm…Mark Strong. If anyone has a chance they should go see him in The Guard.

  35. chris says:

    All the best actors in Hollywood right now are natural gingers. Coincidence? I think not! Fassbender, Cumberbatch and Chastain (I’m probably forgetting other good ones too!) need to get together for a project, pronto.

  36. ECJ says:

    I haven’t seen Ciaran Hinds doing publicity for The Debt either. Did I just miss it?

  37. Melissa says:

    Such a cute couple! His wife is a beauty.

  38. pato says:

    best post ever. all those british men. sighs.

  39. Kath & Kim says:

    Love the wife but Colin is past his prime. Happens to all of us.

  40. Sylvie says:

    For those who worry about Ciaran Hinds not being in Venice: he’s been rehearsing Juno And The Peacock at the Abbey Theatre (Dublin) since August 8th and I assume his very long part in The Debt (hardly two minutes) did not deserve much promotion. Does anybody know if, at last, his part in Tinker, Tailor… is worth his talent?
    Best regards

  41. Nick says:

    She pregnant??

  42. Flan says:

    Did not know Cumberbatch was that well-known. Like John Hurt’s wife a lot.

  43. Seal Team 6 says:


    Actually, I agree with your friend: the KK version was, in my opinion, better for several reasons, although I refused to see it for two years after it came out. I was shocked I liked it so much. One is a movie and one is a miniseries, but i think Knightley’s Lizzie was way more on mark.

    And, to be honest MacFayden’s D’Arcy was much closer to the book’s character.

    That being said, there is only one Colin Firth. as God intended.

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