The Madness of King George Poster

Release Date: 1994

DVD Release Date: June 5th, 2001

PG-13|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
Aging King George III (Nigel Hawthorne) of England is exhibiting signs of madness, a problem little understood in 1788. As the monarch alternates between bouts of confusion and near-violent outbursts of temper, his hapless doctors attempt the ineffectual cures of the day. Meanwhile, Queen Charlotte (Helen Mirren) and Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger (Julian Wadham) attempt to prevent the king's political enemies, led by the Prince of Wales (Rupert Everett), from usurping the throne.

Cast: Nigel Hawthorne, Dame Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Rupert Everett, Rupert Graves, John Wood, Amanda Donohoe, Julian Rhind-Tutt

Director: Nicholas Hytner

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Samuel Goldwyn Company