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David Seidler was born in 1937 in London, England. He is a writer, known for The King's Speech (2010), Onassis: The Richest Man in the World (1988) and Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988). See full bio »

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 2010 The King's Speech (screenplay)
 2008 Kung Fu Killer (TV Movie) (written by)
 2006 Son of the Dragon (TV Mini-Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... (teleplay)
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... (teleplay)
 2003 Soraya (TV Movie) (teleplay) / (television story)
 2000 By Dawn's Early Light (TV Movie) (written by)
 1999 Come On, Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story (TV Movie) (written by)
 1999 The King and I (screenplay)
 1998 Quest for Camelot (screenplay)
 1997 Time to Say Goodbye? (written by)
 1997 Lies He Told (TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
 1995 Dancing in the Dark (TV Movie) (written by)
 1993 Whose Child Is This? The War for Baby Jessica (TV Movie) (written by)
 1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream (written by)
 1988 My Father, My Son (TV Movie) (written by)
 1988 Onassis: The Richest Man in the World (TV Movie) (written by)
 1985 Malice in Wonderland (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1981 Another World (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4336 (1981) ... (writer)
 1965-1967 Adventures of the Seaspray (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Battle of Copra Island (1967) ... (writer)
- Rain of Death (1967) ... (writer)
- Smuggled Cargo (1966) ... (writer)
- The Hunt (1966) ... (writer)
- The Power of Davu (1966) ... (writer)
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Personal Quote:

[on Harvey Weinstein's considering excising the profanities from 'The King's Speech'] Harvey is a master of awards. He's a master of marketing. I do not believe this is one of his better ideas. It's not there for shock value or puerile interest. It is purely for therapeutic use. It's based on my own experience as a stutterer.


In 2011 at age of 74, he was the oldest winner of the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The King's Speech. He held this record for one year, until Woody Allen won for Midnight in Paris at the age of 76 in 2012.

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