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King George III (Character)
from The Madness of King George (1994)

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The Madness of King George -- The Madness of King George, Based on Alan Bennett's acclaimed play The Madness of George III, takes a dark-humored look at the mental decline of King George III of England. Taking place in 1788, the film's story begins three decades into George's reign, as the unstable king (Nigel Hawthorne) begins to show signs of increasing dementia, from violent fits of foul language to bouts of forgetfulness. The King's prime minister William Pitt (Julian Wadham) and his wife Queen Charlotte (Helen Mirren) are determined to protect the throne during this time of weakness, when many see it as an opportunity to overthrow the unpopular George, whom they blamed for the loss of the American colonies. Although doctors are brought in, their archaic treatments of the time prove of little value and therefore, in desperation, they turn to Dr. Willis (Ian Holm), a harsh, unconventional specialist whose unusual methods recall modern psychiatry. George experiences an unfamiliar anger and haughtiness as Willis struggles to break through to the mad king. Stressing the absurdity of the entire situation, Bennett's witty screenplay emphasizes dry humor over tragedy, even utilizing references to King Lear for comic effect.

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Biography:
George III, King of Great Britain and Ireland. He ruled from 25 October 1760 to 29 January 1820... See more »
Alternate Names:
George III / George the Third / Georges III / King George / King George III in Show / King George the Third of England

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  1. "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell"
        - Chapter Four: All the Mirrors of the World (2015) TV episode, Played by Edward Petherbridge
  2. "TURN: Washington's Spies"
    ... aka "TURN" - USA (original title)
        - Sealed Fate (2015) TV episode, Played by Paul Rhys
        - Thoughts of a Free Man (2015) TV episode, Played by Paul Rhys
  3. Samuel Adams (2014) (TV) Played by Napoleon Ryan
  4. Bedlam: The History of Bethlem Hospital (2010) (TV) Played by David France

  5. "Young Person's Guide to History"
        - Episode #1.1 (2008) TV episode, Played by Christopher Curry
  6. "John Adams"
        - Reunion (2008) TV episode, Played by Tom Hollander
  7. Emissaries of Peace (2007) (TV) Played by Andrew Miller
  8. "Robot Chicken"
        - Moesha Poppins (2007) TV episode, Played by Tom Root (as King George)
  9. "Timewatch"
        - How Mad Was King George? (2004) TV episode, Played by Geoffrey Streatfeild
  10. Kidz History: The Revolutionary War (2003) (V) Played by Dave Reitze
  11. "Benjamin Franklin" Played by Anthony Cochrane
        - The Making of a Revolutionary (2002) TV episode, Played by Anthony Cochrane
        - Let the Experiment Be Made (2002) TV episode, Played by Anthony Cochrane
        - The Chess Master (2002) TV episode, Played by Anthony Cochrane
  12. "Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776"
        - Not Yet Begun to Fight (2002) TV episode, Played by Charles Shaughnessy (as King George the Third of England)
        - The Turtle (2002) TV episode, Played by Charles Shaughnessy (as King George the Third of England)
  13. "Kings and Queens"
        - George III (2002) TV episode, Played by Robert Stone
  14. Lucky Break (2001) Played by Bill Nighy (as King George III in Show)
  15. Sabotage! (2000) Played by Robin Soans
  16. "Jack of All Trades"
        - It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Opera (2000) TV episode, Played by Mark Hadlow

  17. "Histeria!"
        - Super Amazing Constitutions (1999) TV episode, Played by Maurice LaMarche
  18. "Liberty! The American Revolution"
        - The World Turned Upside Down: 1778-1783 (1997) TV episode, Played by Alex Jennings
        - Are We to Be a Nation? 1783-1788 (1997) TV episode, Played by Alex Jennings
        - Oh, Fatal Ambition: 1777-1778 (1997) TV episode, Played by Alex Jennings
        - The Times That Try Men's Souls: 1776-1777 (1997) TV episode, Played by Alex Jennings
        - The Reluctant Revolutionaries: 1763-1774 (1997) TV episode, Played by Alex Jennings
          (1 more)
  19. The Madness of King George (1994) Played by Nigel Hawthorne (as George III)
  20. The American Revolution (1994) (TV) Played by David Warner
  21. The Madness of King George: Featurette (1994) (V) Played by Nigel Hawthorne (as George III)
  22. Kings and Queens of England Volume II (1994) (V) Played by Richard Nunn
  23. "Bligh"
        - A Visit Royal (1992) TV episode, Played by Peter Moon
  24. The Ghosts of Oxford Street (1991) (TV) Played by Leigh Bowery (as King George)

  25. "Captain James Cook" Played by Rhys McConnochie
        - Episode #1.4 (1988) TV episode, Played by Rhys McConnochie (as King George)
        - Episode #1.3 (1988) TV episode, Played by Rhys McConnochie (as King George)
  26. "Black Adder the Third"
    ... aka "Blackadder III" - USA (video title)
        - Duel and Duality (1987) TV episode, Played by Gertan Klauber

  27. "Prince Regent"
        - Defeat and Victory (1979) TV episode, Played by Nigel Davenport
        - Milk and Honey (1979) TV episode, Played by Nigel Davenport
        - God Save the King (1979) TV episode, Played by Nigel Davenport
        - Father and Son (1979) TV episode, Played by Nigel Davenport
        - The Trouble with Women (1979) TV episode, Played by Nigel Davenport
          (3 more)
  28. "The Adams Chronicles" Played by John Tillinger
        - Chapter III: John Adams, Diplomat (1976) TV episode, Played by John Tillinger
        - Chapter II: John Adams, Revolutionary (1976) TV episode, Played by John Tillinger
        - Chapter I: John Adams, Lawyer (1976) TV episode, Played by John Tillinger
  29. Barry Lyndon (1975) Played by Roger Booth
  30. "Monty Python's Flying Circus"
        - The Golden Age of Ballooning (1974) TV episode, Played by Graham Chapman
  31. Boswell's Life of Johnson (1971) (TV) Played by John Byron
  32. "ITV Playhouse"
        - The People's Jack (1970) TV episode, Played by Richard Wilson (as George III)

  33. "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color"
    ... aka "Disneyland" - USA (original title)
    ... aka "Disney's Wonderful World" - USA (new title)
    ... aka "The Disney Sunday Movie" - USA (new title)
    ... aka "The Magical World of Disney" - USA (new title)
    ... aka "The Wonderful World of Disney" - USA (new title)
    ... aka "Walt Disney" - USA (new title)
    ... aka "Walt Disney Presents" - USA (new title)
        - The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 2 (1963) TV episode, Played by Eric Pohlmann
        - The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 3 (1963) TV episode, Played by Eric Pohlmann
        - The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 1 (1963) TV episode, Played by Eric Pohlmann
  34. Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow (1963) Played by Eric Pohlmann
  35. "Barnaby Rudge"
        - Episode #1.12 (1960) TV episode, Played by Allan McClelland

  36. John Paul Jones (1959) Played by Eric Pohlmann
  37. "Énigmes de l'histoire"
        - Le chevalier d'Éon (1957) TV episode, Played by Jean Berger (as Georges III)
  38. "BBC Sunday-Night Theatre"
        - The Lass of Richmond Hill (1957) TV episode, Played by George Woodbridge
  39. Beau Brummell (1954) Played by Robert Morley
  40. "You Are There"
        - William Pitt's Last Speech to Parliament (1954) TV episode, Played by E.G. Marshall

  41. Mrs. Fitzherbert (1947) Played by Frederick Valk
  42. The Young Mr. Pitt (1942) Played by Raymond Lovell (as George the Third)

  43. The Bill of Rights (1939) Played by Olaf Hytten
    ... aka "Technicolor Classics (1938-1939 season) #7: The Bill of Rights" - USA (series title)
    ... aka "Technicolor Classics (1954-1955 season) #5: The Bill of Rights" - USA (series title)
  44. Rake's Progress (1939) (TV) Played by Albert Lieven (as George III)

  45. America (1924) Played by Arthur Donaldson

  46. The Spirit of '76 (1917) Played by Jack Cosgrave (as George III)
  47. The Mutiny of the Bounty (1916) Played by John Storm

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From The Madness of King George (1994)
George III: [to William Pitt] You'll have to speak up, I don't see very well. See more »

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