1h 58min | Drama, History | Release Date: 21.01.2011
Based on the true story of the Queen of England's father and his remarkable friendship with maverick Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue The King's Speech stars Colin Firth (A Single Man) as King George VI, who unexpectedly becomes King when his brother Edward abdicates the throne. Academy Award® Winner Geoffrey Rush (Shine) stars as Logue, the man who helps the King find a voice with which to lead the nation into war.
The multi-award-winning cast includes Helena Bonham Carter (Alice In Wonderland) as Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Guy Pearce (The Hurt Locker), Derek Jacobi (The Golden Compass), Timothy Spall (The Damned United) and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter).
The film was directed by Tom Hooper ("Elizabeth I", "The Damned United"), screenplay by David Seidler ("Tucker: The Man and His Dream"), and music composed by Alexandre Desplat ("Curious Case of Benjamin Button", "Queen").