• The King's Speech (2010)

The King's Speech

Release Date: November 26th, 2010

DVD Release Date: April 19th, 2011

R |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

England's Prince Albert (Colin Firth) 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 (Helena Bonham Carter) hires Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), 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.

Cast: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Derek Jacobi, Jennifer Ehle, Anthony Andrews

Director: Tom Hooper

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Bedlam Pictures, See-Saw Films

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Keywords: Quest , England , Transformation , Rise , Fascinating , 1940s , 1930s ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Under Hooper's deft direction, it packs the suspense of a thriller. show more

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    No screen portrait of a king has ever been more stirring-heartbreaking at first, then stirring. That's partly due to the screenplay, which contains two of the best-written roles in recent memory, and to Mr. Hooper's superb direction. show more

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    It perhaps started with "The Queen," continued with "Young Victoria" and now achieves the most intimate glimpse inside the royal camp to date with The King's Speech. show more

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Awards

Winner Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Winner Directing
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Winner Original Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Winner Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Winner Writing (Original Screenplay)
Winner Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Costume Design
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Winner Best Picture
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Sound Mixing
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama