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The King's Speech

The King's Speech

Released on 09 May 2011

Format: DVD | Rating: 12 years and over

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The nation awaits. Based on King George VI's rise to the throne, Tom Hooper's Oscar-winning The King's Speech stars Colin Firth as the titular monarch on a quest to find his voice. After the death of his father, King George V (Michael Gambon), and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce), Bertie (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 (Geoffrey Rush). After a rough 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 radio-address that inspires his people and unites them in battle. Widely praised by critics, The King's Speech received 12 Academy Award nominations, winning Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director (Tom Hooper), Best Actor (Colin Firth), and Best Original Screenplay (David Seidler).
  • Commentary with director tom hooper
  • An inspirational story of an unlikely friendship - The making of The King's Speech
  • An interview with mark logue (co-author of The King's Speech: how one man saved the british monarchy)
  • Speeches from the real King George VI
  • Production sketches from academy award?? nominated Production designer Eve Stewart
  • Photo gallery including a look behind the scenes
actorDerek Jacobi
additional-languagesEnglish audio description
certificate12 years and over
directorTom Hooper
duration1 hour and 53 minutes
languagesEnglish
region2
subtitlesEnglish for the hearing impaired
year2010