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The King's Speech

2010 Drama, History


The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech thera...

Directed by

Tom Hooper

Written by

David Seidler (Screenplay)


118 minutes


United Kingdom




Colin Firth
as King George VI
Geoffrey Rush
as Lionel Logue
Helena Bonham Carter
as Queen Elizabeth
Guy Pearce
as King Edward VIII
Timothy Spall
as Winston Churchill
Michael Gambon
as King George V
Jennifer Ehle
as Myrtle Logue
Derek Jacobi
as Archbishop Cosmo Lang


Oscar for Best Writing, Original Screenplay

Oscar for Best Motion Picture of the Year

Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Oscar for Best Achievement in Directing