The King's Speech

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The King's Speech
Directed byTom Hooper
Produced by
Screenplay byDavid Seidler
Music byAlexandre Desplat
CinematographyDanny Cohen, BSC
Edited byTariq Anwar
Distributed byThe Weinstein Company
Release date
Running time
118 minutes[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom[2]
Budget£8 million ($15 million)
Box office£250 million ($414,211,549)

The King's Speech is a 2010 British historical drama movie. It is set in the 1930s. It was directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler.

Colin Firth plays King George VI who, to overcome his stammer, sees Lionel Logue. Logue is an Australian speech therapist played by Geoffrey Rush. The two men become friends as they work together. After his brother, Edward VIII, abdicates, the new king relies on Logue to help him make a radio broadcast at the beginning of World War II.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The King's Speech rated 12A by the BBFC". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  2. Smith, N. (28 February 2011). "Oscars 2011: Film Council basks in King's Speech glory". BBC News. Retrieved 28 February 2011.

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