Cast: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter
Director: Tom Hooper
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Running Time: 114 minutes
Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter, The Kings Speech is set in 1937 and based upon the true story of the coronation of Britain's reluctant monarch, King George VI (Colin Firth), and the relationship between him and his irreverent Australian speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) - the man who turned the stammering Prince Albert into King George VI, the leader of an Empire.
Following the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce). Bertie (Academy Award® winner 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 (Academy Award® winner Geoffrey Rush). After a rocky 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 radioaddress that inspires his people and unites them in battle. Winner of 4 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, The King's Speech is based on the true story of King George VI, and follows the Royal Monarch's quest to find his voice.
Standard Special Features: Audio Commentary with Director Tom Hooper, Behind the Scenes of The King's Speech, The Personal Diaires: An Interview with Mark Logue (Lionel Logue's Grandson and Co-Author (with Peter Conradi) of The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy, King George VI Archive: Pre- War Speech Radio Broadcast (Declaration of War - September 3, 1939) & Post- War Speech on Film: V-E Day (Victory in Europe Day), BBC America. Special: Q&A with Tom Hooper (Director), Claire Bloom (Queen Mary), Guy Pearce (King Edward),Helena Bonham Carter (Queen Elizabeth) and Colin Firth (King George VI) and ProductionSketches from Academy Award Nominated Production Designer Eve Stewart.
The King's Speech