The King's Speech
- Directed by: Tom Hooper
- Cast: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter
As war approaches, King George VI (Firth) is suddenly placed in a position of power, so hires a speech therapist to cure his speech impediment. Firth's affable persona lends an edge to the sheer frustration with which the King stumbles his way through public performances and contributes largely to the film's feel-good twist.
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The King's Speech23 Dec 2010
(12A) 118min The speech in question was a crucial one: a broadcast to the nation by King George VI on the eve of World War Two. In director Tom Hooper’s hands, the story of the difficulties faced by George (Colin Firth) in overcoming a speech…
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