The King's Speech

2010

The King's Speech

Critics Consensus

Colin Firth gives a masterful performance in The King's Speech, a predictable but stylishly produced and rousing period drama.

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After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce), Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). After a rough start, the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually form an unbreakable bond. With the support of Logue, his family, his government and Winston Churchill (Timothy Spall), the King will overcome his stammer and deliver a radio-address that inspires his people and unites them in battle. Based on the true story of King George VI, THE KING'S SPEECH follows the Royal Monarch's quest to find his voice. -- (C) Weinstein

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Cast

Colin Firth
as King George 'Bertie' VI
Helena Bonham Carter
as Queen Elizabeth
Geoffrey Rush
as Lionel Logue
Derek Jacobi
as Archbishop Cosmo Lang
Guy Pearce
as King Edward VIII
Timothy Spall
as Winston Churchill
Jennifer Ehle
as Myrtle Logue
Anthony Andrews
as Stanley Baldwin
Claire Bloom
as Queen Mary
Eve Best
as Wallis Simpson
Michael Gambon
as King George V
Richard M. Dixon
as Private Secretary
Paul Trussell
as Chauffeur
Adrian Scarborough
as BBC Radio Announcer
Andrew Havill
as Robert Wood
Charles Armstrong
as BBC Technician
Roger Hammond
as Dr. Blandine-Bentham
Calum Gittins
as Laurie Logue
Dominic Applewhite
as Valentine Logue
Ben Wimsett
as Anthony Logue
Freya Wilson
as Princess Elizabeth
Ramona Marquez
as Princess Margaret
David Bamber
as Theatre Director
Patrick Ryecart
as Lord Wigram
Simon Chandler
as Lord Dawson
Orlando Wells
as Duke of Kent
Tim Downie
as Duke of Gloucester
Dick Ward
as Butler
Danny Emes
as Boy in Regent's Park
John Warnaby
as Steward
Roger Parrott
as Neville Chamberlain
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