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The King's Speech

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Synopsis

The King's Speech stars Colin Firth as King George VI, the present Queen's father, and tells the story of the King's relationship with his unorthodox Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue.
 
Chance makes George the King just as radio is taking off as a mass medium. As King he must speak not only to the nation but to the people of the British Empire, across the world, as war looms. Struggling from childhood with a nervous stammer, George, known to his family as Bertie, the second son of King George V never expects to be King.  But his older brother Edward abdicates the throne to marry the American Wallis Simpson.  George VI's wife, Queen Elizabeth - the future Queen Mother - is tireless in her belief in him. Having tried all the traditional doctors, they put their faith in the Australian outsider, Logue.
 
The film movingly and humorously reveals the relationship of Royal and colonial commoner as they face the abdication crisis then the greatest test of all - the approach of the Second World War. The King must inspire the nation and the Empire on the radio. But will he be able to speak?  Will his friendship with Logue save him?

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
111 mins
Director
Tom Hooper
Producer
Simon Egan, Peter Heslop
Co-Producer
Simon Egan, Peter Heslop
Editor
Tariq Anwar
Screenwriter
David Seidler
Director of Photography
Danny Cohen
Production Designer
Eve Stewart
Sound
John Midgley
Principal Cast
Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham-Carter

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