Release Date: 09 May 2011
The untimely death of King George V (Michael Gambon)
means that his son will be crowned as King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce),
however due to his desire to marry a woman whom the church do not
approve of, Edward has to step down.
Bertie (Colin Firth) is appointed as leader of the country and named
King George VI. Unfortunately Bertie has suffered from a speech problem
for the majority of his life and can barely speak in private, let alone
public. At a time when the country is at war and desperately needing a
leader they can trust, King George VI is not the ideal candidate. His
wife Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) is forced to take it upon herself
to fix the problem and hire an eccentric and unconventional speech
therapist; Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush).
A conflict immediately ensues between the teaching style Logue uses
and the King. However, after an unorthodox course of treatment the two
become good friends and eventually cure the problem, leaving the King to
lead his country to victory.
Based on the true story of King George VI, The King’s Speech
tells the story of the royal and his battle with his stammer. Nominated
for 12 Oscars including Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Supporting
Actress (Helena Bonham Carter) and Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey
- COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR TOM HOOPER
- AN INSPIRATIONAL STORY OF AN UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP -
- THE MAKING OF THE KING’S SPEECH
- AN INTERVIEW WITH MARK LOGUE (CO-AUTHOR OF THE KING’S
- SPEECH: HOW ONE MAN SAVED THE BRITISH MONARCHY)
- SPEECHES FROM THE REAL KING GEORGE VI
- PRODUCTION SKETCHES FROM ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINATED
- PRODUCTION DESIGNER EVE STEWART
- PHOTO GALLERY INCLUDING A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES
This item will be released on 9 May 2011.