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Interview: ‘The King’s Speech’ Director Tom Hooper on Colin Firth’s Masterful Stutter

24 January 2011 7:06 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – As “The King’s Speech” will almost certainly earn multiple Oscar nominations in tomorrow’s announcement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, we bring you this behind-the-scenes glimpse inside the mind of the masterful production.

“The King’s Speech” director Tom Hooper.

Photo credit: Laurie Sparham, The Weinstein Company recently interviewed “The King’s Speech” director Tom Hooper about his evocative film on King George VI’s stutter with Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter and Guy Pearce. While elocution coaches exist aplenty to help people prevail over a stutter, the 39-year-old Hooper says Colin Firth’s challenge was to spawn one and then conquer it with authenticity. So, you’ve come a long way since your first film, “Runaway Dog,” at the age of 13…

Tom Hooper: Who knew that film would make it into the public consciousnesses. I made »

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