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The King's Speech by Colin Firth

The King's Speech (original 2010; edition 2019)

by Colin Firth (Actor)

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The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
Title:The King's Speech
Authors:Colin Firth (Actor)

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The King's Speech [2010 film] by Tom Hooper (Director) (2010)


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I was absolutely gripped by this film, from beginning to end. There's humour here and there, there's pathos, there's a depth of understanding of the loneliness that can come with positions of authority. The royal family come across as real, believable people who are who they are by an accident of birth, often deeply distressed by the responsibilities they must carry.

Very highly recommended indeed. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Dec 12, 2022 |
England's Prince Albert must ascend the throne as King George VI, but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth hires Lionel Logue, an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence. Written by Jwelch5742
Review: Brilliantly acted and thoroughly enjoyable. ( )
  DrLed | Dec 8, 2017 |
A British prince has a crippling stutter.

Might have been a mediocre and obvious period drama, rescued by great performances.

Concept: C
Story: C
Characters: A
Dialog: B
Pacing: B
Cinematography: A
Special effects/design: A
Acting: A
Music: C

Enjoyment: B

GPA: 3.1/4 ( )
  comfypants | Jan 26, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Hooper, TomDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Seidler, DavidScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Andrews, AnthonyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anwar, Tariqsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beard, AlisonAssistant Costume Designersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beavan, JennieCostume Designsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Best, Evesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bloom, Clairesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bonham Carter, HelenaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Canning, Iainsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cohen, DannyCinematographersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Desplat, Alexandresecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ehle, JenniferActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Firth, ColinActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gambon, MichaelActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jacobi, DerekActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Logue, Marksecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pearce, GuyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rush, GeoffreyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sherman, Emilesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Spall, TimothyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Unwin, Garethsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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