A meditation on power and the metaphor of the body of state, based on the real episode of dementia experienced by George III [now suspected a victim of porphyria, a blood disorder]. As he loses his senses, he becomes both more alive and more politically marginalized; neither effect desirable to his lieutenants, who jimmy the rules to avoid a challenge to regal authority, raising the question of who is really in charge. Written by
Dan Hartung <email@example.com>
His Majesty was all powerful and all knowing. But he wasn't quite all there.
Did You Know?
Rupert Everett and Mirren both played characters who were blood relatives; Everett as King George VI, father of Queen Elizabeth II in A Royal Night Out (2015) Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, daughter of King George VI in The Queen (2006) See more
Early in the film, as King George rides his horse, lawnmower tire tracks are visible on the field. See more
I have You in my eye, sir. And I shall KEEP You in my eye until You learn to behave and do as You're told.
I am the King. I tell, I am not TOLD. I am the VERB, sir, not the OBJECT.
Zadok the Priest
Music by George Frideric Handel
(as G H Handel) See more