British actor who gained prominence for his roles in Pride & Prejudice and Shakespeare in Love. He received his first Academy nomination for A Single Man, and the next year he won an Academy Award for his role in The King's Speech. He also played prominent roles in the films Kingsman: The Secret Service, Love Actually, Mamma Mia! and Mary Poppins Returns.
He lived in England, Nigeria and the U.S. as a child.
He played The Master in the 1999 film The Turn of the Screw, which was based on the novel by Henry James.