The King's Speech

TitleThe King's Speech
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsHooper, Tom
Running Time118 min
Date Released09/2010
DistributorThe Weinstein Company, Momentum Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageeng

Winner of Best Picture at the Academy Awards, The King's Speech shows how a man becomes king in the years before World War II. Prince Albert seeks a speech therapist to help him overcome a lifelong stutter and build confidence in his monarchal duties. Such skills come in handy when he suddenly becomes King George VI and war looms ahead. Although its portrayal of the king and era is historically accurate, the film's presentation of Churchill and his relationship with the King and their responses to World War II are not, giving the impression of a collaboration toward Nazi Germany.


Colin Firth Geoffrey Rush Helena Bonham Guy Pearce Timothy Spall Derek Jacobi Jennifer Ehle Anthony Andrews Claire Bloom Eve Best Michael Gambon


the Weinstein Company and UK Film Council present, in association with Momentum Pictures, Aegis Film Fund, Molinare-London, FilmNation Entertainment, a See-Saw Films/Bedlam production executive producers, Geoffrey Rush, Tim Smith, Paul Brett, Mark Foligno, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein co-producers, Peter Heslop, Simon Egan produced by Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin directed by Tom Hooper screenplay by David Seidler director of photography, Danny Cohen film editor, Tariq Anwar composer, Alexandre Desplat production designer, Eve Stewart costume designer, Jenny Beavan make-up and hair design, Frances Hannon


Biography, Drama, History

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