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The King's Speech

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The King's Speech
Directed byTom Hooper
Screenplay byDavid Seidler
Produced by
CinematographyDanny Cohen
Edited byTariq Anwar
Music byAlexandre Desplat
Distributed by
Release dates
  • 6 September 2010 (2010-09-06) (Telluride Film Festival)
  • 23 December 2010 (2010-12-23) (Australia)
  • 7 January 2011 (2011-01-07) (United Kingdom)
Running time
119 minutes[1]
  • Australia[2]
  • United Kingdom[3]
  • United States
Budget$15 million
Box office$427.4 million[4]

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. Archived from the original on 2 March 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  2. "The King's Speech (2010) - BFI". British Film Institute. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  3. Smith, N. (28 February 2011). "Oscars 2011: Film Council basks in King's Speech glory". BBC News. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
  4. "The King's Speech (2010)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 8 March 2022.

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