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Thumbnail for The King's Speech (2010) The King's Speech (2010)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 76
Notable as: Biographical film, Award-Winning WorkSub-Category: Historical drama, Biographical film, Historical fiction, DramaNarrative location: London, ScotlandRuntime: 110 - 119 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: Australia, United Kingdom, USAFilming location: London, Odsal Stadium, Halton House, Portland Place, Battersea Power Station, Elland Road, Hatfield House, Knebworth House, Lancaster House, Old Royal Naval College, Queen Street Mill, Cumberland Lodge, Drapers' Hall, Wendover Woods, Elstree Studios, Ely Cathedral, Englefield House, Harley Street, Pullens buildingsDirector: Tom HooperScreenwriter: David SeidlerMusic: Alexandre DesplatCinematography: Danny CohenStars: Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi, Robert Portal, Richard Dixon, Paul Trussell, Adrian Scarborough, Andrew Havill, Charles Armstrong Producer: Iain Canning, Gareth UnwinStudio: UK Film Council, See-Saw Films, Bedlam ProductionsAwards won: Academy Award for Best Actor (Colin Firth)
Academy Award for Best Director (Tom Hooper)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Iain Canning, Gareth Unwin)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (David Seidler)
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Cinematography (Danny Cohen)
Academy Award for Best Costume Design (Jenny Beavan)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Tariq Anwar)
Academy Award for Best Original Score (Alexandre Desplat)
Academy Award for Best Production Design (Eve Stewart)
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

The King's Speech is a 2010 British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler. Colin Firth plays King George VI who, to cope with a stammer, sees Lionel Logue, an Australian speech and language therapist played by Geoffrey Rush. The men become friends as they work together, and after his brother abdicates the throne, the new King relies on Logue to help him make his first wartime radio broadcast on Britain's declaration of war on Germany in 1939. Seidler read about George VI's life after overcoming a stuttering condition he endured during his youth. He started writing about the relationship between the monarch and his therapist as early as the 1980s, but at the request of the King's widow, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, postponed work until her death in 2002. He later rewrote his screenplay for the stage to focus on the essential relationship between the two protagonists. Nine weeks before filming began, Logue's notebooks were discovered and quotations from them were incorporated into the script. Principal photography took place in London and around Britain from November 2009 to January 2010.


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