The King's Speech

    Genre
    Biography, Drama
  • Runtime
    118 mins
  • Release Date
    2010
  • Countries
    United Kingdom, United States, Australia
  • Languages
    English

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer. Colin Firth gives a masterful performance that earned him both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe in this 94% fresh rated film from Oscar winning director Tom Hooper (THE DANISH GIRL, LES MISERABLES). Also starring Oscar winners Geoffrey Rush (SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN series) and Helena Bonham Carter (FIGHT CLUB, SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET).
DIRECTED BY:
Tom Hooper
WRITTEN BY:
David Seidler
CAST INCLUDES:
Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter

SYNOPSIS

After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce), Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). After a rough start, the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually form an unbreakable bond. With the support of Logue, his family, his government and Winston Churchill (Timothy Spall), the King will overcome his stammer and deliver a radio-address that inspires his people and unites them in battle. Based on the true story of King George VI, THE KING’S SPEECH follows the Royal Monarch’s quest to find his voice. 

The King's Speech

    Genre
    Biography, Drama
  • Runtime
    118 mins
  • Release Date
    2010
  • Countries
    United Kingdom, United States, Australia
  • Languages
    English
DIRECTED BY
Tom Hooper
WRITTEN BY
David Seidler
CAST INCLUDES
Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter
The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer. Colin Firth gives a masterful performance that earned him both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe in this 94% fresh rated film from Oscar winning director Tom Hooper (THE DANISH GIRL, LES MISERABLES). Also starring Oscar winners Geoffrey Rush (SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN series) and Helena Bonham Carter (FIGHT CLUB, SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET).

After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce), Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). After a rough start, the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually form an unbreakable bond. With the support of Logue, his family, his government and Winston Churchill (Timothy Spall), the King will overcome his stammer and deliver a radio-address that inspires his people and unites them in battle. Based on the true story of King George VI, THE KING’S SPEECH follows the Royal Monarch’s quest to find his voice. 

FILMS YOU MIGHT LIKE