the king's speech
Director: Tom Hooper
Cast: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce
Producers: Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
Writer: David Seidler
Winner: 4 Academy Awards® including Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Colin Firth), Best Achievement in Directing (Tom Hooper), and Best Writing, Original Screenplay (David Seidler)
A Weinstein Company Release
December 24, 2010
THE KING'S SPEECH brings us into the beating heart of the British Royal Family. Oscar® Nominated Colin Firth plays Albert, the Duke of York, or “Bertie.” A deeply private man, Bertie is afflicted with a debilitating stutter that leaves him unable to speak publicly.
Following a public scandal, Bertie must take his brother David’s (Pearce) place on the throne. Stutter or not, Bertie will be King. To help ready her husband, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) finds an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue (Rush). The two men form an unlikely friendship that will not only cure Bertie’s stutter, but also help him find the voice of a king and the strength to lead his country to war with the Nazis.