The King's Speech

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By on November 27, 2010

Category: Drama
All Genres: Drama, History
Release Year: 2010
Country: UK, Australia
Runtime: 118
Languages: English
Director: Tom Hooper
Sound: Dolby Digital

  • Slow Justice is No Justice

  • Writing by: David Seidler – screenplay

    Produced by: Paul Brett – executive producer
    Iain Canning – producer
    Charles Dorfman – associate producer
    Simon Egan – co-producer
    Mark Foligno – executive producer
    Peter Heslop – co-producer
    Phil Hope – co-executive producer
    Geoffrey Rush – executive producer
    Emile Sherman – producer
    Deepak Sikka – co-executive producer
    Tim Smith – executive producer
    Gareth Unwin – producer
    Bob Weinstein – executive producer
    Harvey Weinstein – executive producer

    Cast: Colin Firth – King George VI
    Helena Bonham Carter – Queen Elizabeth
    Derek Jacobi – Archbishop Cosmo Lang
    Robert Portal – Equerry
    Richard Dixon – Private Secretary
    Paul Trussell – Driver for The House of Windsor
    Adrian Scarborough – BBC Radio Announcer
    Andrew Havill – Robert Wood
    Charles Armstrong – BBC Technician
    Roger Hammond – Dr. Blandine Bentham
    Geoffrey Rush – Lionel Logue

    Music: Alexandre Desplat
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    Plot Outline:

    The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

    Plot: Tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country through war.

    Movie Quotes:

    Lionel Logue: What was your earliest memory?
    King George VI: I'm not… -here to discuss… -personal matters.
    Lionel Logue: Why are you here then?
    King George VI: Because I bloody well stammer!

    Trivia: There are 2 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • The film was originally rated 15 by the BBFC, for 17 occurrences of the word "fuck", but on appeal this was reduced to 12A, with the information "Contains strong language in a speech therapy context". This extended the controversy started a few weeks earlier when Made in Dagenham (2010) was assigned a 15 certificate solely for 19 occurrences of the word "fuck" in casual speech.
    • Michael Gambon had previously portrayed King Edward VII in the British miniseries, The Lost Prince (2003).

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