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The King’s Speech

After his brother abdicates, George (“Bertie”) reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stammer and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country through war as King George VI.

Released:
January 07, 2011

Cast:

Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Derek Jacobi, Jennifer Ehle, Michael Gambon

Director:
Tom Hooper

Producer:
Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin

Written by:
David Seidler

Distributor:
Momentum Pictures

Budget:
$15 million

Box Office:
$414.2 million

Awards:

Academy Award for Best Picture
Academy Award for Best Leading Actor (Colin Firth)
Academy Award for Best Director (Tom Hooper)
Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush)
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter)
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Art Direction
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Costume Design
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Film Editing
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Original Score
Golden Globe for Best Actor (Colin Firth)



Metacritic Score:
88

Rotten Tomatoes Score:
95%