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David Seidler (screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 December 2010 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It takes leadership to confront a nation's fear. It takes friendship to conquer your own. See more »
Plot:
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won 4 Oscars. Another 113 wins & 155 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A touching, historical masterpiece See more (607 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Colin Firth ... King George VI

Helena Bonham Carter ... Queen Elizabeth

Derek Jacobi ... Archbishop Cosmo Lang

Robert Portal ... Equerry
Richard Dixon ... Private Secretary
Paul Trussell ... Chauffeur

Adrian Scarborough ... BBC Radio Announcer

Andrew Havill ... Robert Wood

Charles Armstrong ... BBC Technician

Roger Hammond ... Dr. Blandine Bentham

Geoffrey Rush ... Lionel Logue
Calum Gittins ... Laurie Logue

Jennifer Ehle ... Myrtle Logue
Dominic Applewhite ... Valentine Logue
Ben Wimsett ... Anthony Logue

Freya Wilson ... Princess Elizabeth

Ramona Marquez ... Princess Margaret

David Bamber ... Theatre Director
Jake Hathaway ... Willie

Michael Gambon ... King George V

Guy Pearce ... King Edward VIII

Patrick Ryecart ... Lord Wigram
Teresa Gallagher ... Nurse

Simon Chandler ... Lord Dawson

Claire Bloom ... Queen Mary
Orlando Wells ... Duke of Kent

Tim Downie ... Duke of Gloucester
Dick Ward ... Butler

Eve Best ... Wallis Simpson
John Albasiny ... Footman

Timothy Spall ... Winston Churchill
Danny Emes ... Boy in Regent's Park

Anthony Andrews ... Stanley Baldwin
John Warnaby ... Steward
Roger Parrott ... Neville Chamberlain
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dean Ambridge ... Royal Marine (uncredited)

Mike Archer ... Am Dram Stage Manager (uncredited)
Mihai Arsene ... Romanian Dignitary (uncredited)
Max Callum ... Royal Footman (uncredited)
James Currie ... Binky (uncredited)

Graham Curry ... Infantry (uncredited)
Filippo Delaunay ... Undercook (uncredited)
Tony Earnshaw ... Policeman (uncredited)
Adam Eveson ... BBC Technician (uncredited)
Jensen Freeman ... Bright Young (uncredited)

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Sarah Molkenthin ... House Maid (uncredited)
Martyn Moore ... Pathe News Cameraman (uncredited)
Abbie Murison ... Royal Maid (uncredited)
Pete Noakes ... Passerby (uncredited)
Mary Robinson ... Royal Nanny (uncredited)

George Rodd ... MP Listening to Radio (uncredited)
Alex Sabga ... Funeral Sailor (uncredited)

Harry Sims ... BBC Technician / Soldier (uncredited)
Tony Sweeney ... BBC Technician (uncredited)
Sean Talo ... BBC Technician / Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by
Tom Hooper 
 
Writing credits
David Seidler (screenplay)

Produced by
Paul Brett .... executive producer
Iain Canning .... producer
Charles Dorfman .... associate producer
Simon Egan .... co-producer
Mark Foligno .... executive producer
Peter Heslop .... co-producer
Peter Heslop .... line producer
Phil Hope .... co-executive producer
Geoffrey Rush .... executive producer
Lisbeth Savill .... co-executive producer
Emile Sherman .... producer
Deepak Sikka .... co-executive producer
Tim Smith .... executive producer
Gareth Unwin .... producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Alexandre Desplat 
 
Cinematography by
Danny Cohen (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tariq Anwar 
 
Casting by
Nina Gold 
 
Production Design by
Eve Stewart 
 
Art Direction by
David Hindle (supervising art director)
Leon McCarthy 
 
Set Decoration by
Judy Farr 
 
Costume Design by
Jenny Beavan 
 
Makeup Department
Helen Barrett .... hair stylist: second unit
Helen Barrett .... makeup artist: second unit
Cathy Burczak .... hair stylist: second unit
Cathy Burczak .... makeup artist: second unit
Karen Cohen .... hair stylist: second unit
Karen Cohen .... makeup artist: second unit
Nana Fischer .... hair stylist
Nana Fischer .... makeup artist
Clarice Gill .... hair trainee
Clarice Gill .... makeup trainee
Paul Gooch .... hair stylist
Paul Gooch .... makeup artist
Sarah Grispo .... hair stylist: second unit
Sarah Grispo .... makeup artist: second unit
Frances Hannon .... hair designer
Frances Hannon .... makeup designer
Maureen Hetherington .... hair stylist: second unit
Maureen Hetherington .... makeup artist: second unit
Carmel Jackson .... hair stylist
Carmel Jackson .... makeup artist
Faye Aydin Le Jeune .... crowd hair & make up artist: daily
Sharon O'Brien .... hair stylist: second unit
Sharon O'Brien .... makeup artist: second unit
Lisa Pickering .... hair stylist: second unit
Lisa Pickering .... makeup artist: second unit
Loulia Sheppard .... hair stylist: second unit
Loulia Sheppard .... makeup artist: second unit
Barbara Taylor .... hair artist: crowd
Christine Whitney .... hair stylist
Christine Whitney .... makeup artist
Camilla Kirk-Reynolds .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Camilla Kirk-Reynolds .... makeup trainee (uncredited)
Kristyan Mallett .... prosthetic supplier (uncredited)
Alex Rouse .... wigmaker (uncredited)
Catherine Elizabeth Smith .... crowd hair stylist: dailies (uncredited)
Zoey Stones .... crowd makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
David Bell .... unit manager (as Dave Bell)
Erica Bensly .... production manager
Fiona Morham .... head of production: UK Film Council
Alan Pritt .... post-production manager
Emma Zee .... post-production supervisor
Jeff Maynard .... executive in charge of post-production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Brewster .... third assistant director
Tom Brewster .... third assistant director: second unit
Heidi Gower .... third assistant director
Martin Harrison .... first assistant director
Guy Heeley .... first assistant director: second unit
Julie Heskin .... assistant director: crowd, Yrkshire
Liam Lock .... third assistant director: second unit
Andrew Mannion .... third assistant director: second unit (as Andy Mannion)
Charlie Reed .... second assistant director: second unit crowd
Chris Stoaling .... second assistant director
Charlie Waller .... assistant director: crowd
Robyn Barresi .... daily crowd assistant director (uncredited)
Michael Biggam .... crowd third assistant director (uncredited)
Ian Hughes .... daily crowd assistant director (uncredited)
Gemma Morton .... third assistant director: crowd (uncredited)
Andy Young .... daily crowd assistant director (uncredited)
Jhonny Zurita .... additional assistant director: dailies (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Bruce Bigg .... property master
Corina Burrough .... production buyer (as Corinna Floyd)
Julia Castle .... art department coordinator
Netty Chapman .... stand-by art director
Alan Chesters .... construction manager
Leigh Chesters .... carpenter
Michael Fleming .... dressing propman
Andrew Forrest .... stand-by propman (as Andy Forrest)
Lois Gabrin .... set dec assistant
Henry Gallagher .... stand-by painter
John Hanks .... stand-by rigger
Peter Hasler .... dressing propman
Jo Hawthorne .... chargehand carpenter
Douglas Ingram .... storyboard artist
David Ned Kelly .... stand-by carpenter (as David 'Ned' Kelly)
David Mears .... scenic painter
Amy Merry .... graphic designer: second unit/additional photography
Mitch Niclas .... stand-by propman
Camise Oldfield .... art department assistant
Eva Onsrud .... art department runner
George Roberts .... painter
John Roberts .... supervising painter
Simon Robilliard .... carpenter
Warren Stickley .... dressing propman
Warren Stickley .... storeman
Emma Weaver .... art department runner
Michael Webb .... stagehand
Rebecca White .... art department runner (as Rebecca Walker)
Graham Caulfield .... drapesmaster (uncredited)
Colin Ellis .... additional propsman (uncredited)
Kate Halsall .... portrait artist (uncredited)
Wyn Jenkins .... propmaker (uncredited)
Eva Onsrud .... set decorating assistant (uncredited)
Emma Weaver .... set decorating assistant (uncredited)
Karl Wilson .... drapemaster (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Peter Burgis .... foley artist
Joe Carey .... cable/3rd person
Philip Clements .... assistant sound editor
Andie Derrick .... foley artist (as Andi Derrick)
Jim Goddard .... sound effects editor
Charlotte Grey .... cable/3rd person
Paul Hamblin .... sound re-recording mixer
Catherine Hodgson .... sound effects editor
Martin Jensen .... sound re-recording mixer
Dash Mason-Malik .... sound assistant: second unit
John Midgley .... production sound mixer
Forbes Noonan .... adr mixer
Forbes Noonan .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Mike Reardon .... sound maintenance
Andre Schmidt .... dialogue editor
Martin Seeley .... sound mixer: second unit
Matthew Skelding .... dialogue editor (as Matt Skelding)
Catherine Thomas .... foley editor
Catherine Thomas .... foley recordist
Virginia Thorn .... assistant dialogue editor
Lee Walpole .... supervising sound editor
Naomi Dandridge .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Nick Foley .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Michael Fowler .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Chris Goodes .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Ric Schnupp .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Lionel Strutt .... adr coordinator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Mark Holt .... special effects supervisor
Patrick O'Sullivan .... special effects senior technician
Jamie Weguelin .... special effects floor supervisor
James Davis III .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Saarika Ali .... 2d artist: Pixion
Terence Alvares .... 2d artist: Molinare London
Antra .... cg artist: Pixion
Phil Attfield .... on-set visual effects supervisor: Molinare London
Debasish Borah .... 2d artist: Pixion (as Debashish Bora)
Ritu Chaurasia .... 2d artist: Pixion (as Rito Chourasia)
Neil Cunningham .... additional on-set visual effects supervisor: Molinare London
Steve Dellerson .... visual effects line producer: Molinare London
Abhijit Desai .... 2d artist: Pixion (as Abhijit)
Dreekanth .... 2d artist: Pixion
Pratik Dubey .... 2d artist: Pixion
Joss Flores .... 2d artist: Molinare London
Sanket Gune .... 2d artist: Pixion
John Hardwick .... 2d artist: Molinare London
Duncan Holland .... visual effects coordinator: Molinare London
Thomas M. Horton .... visual effects producer: Molinare London (as Tom Horton)
Thomas M. Horton .... visual effects supervisor: Molinare London (as Tom Horton)
Marc Hutchings .... 2d artist: Molinare London
Julian Johnson .... senior cg artist: Molinare London
Pratik Kalbende .... 2d artist: Pixion
Simon Kilroe .... senior 2d artist: Molinare London
Nik Martin .... 2d lead: Molinare London
Rick McMahon .... 2d artist: Molinare London
Alasdair McNeill .... 2d artist: Molinare London
Arun Mendon .... 2d artist: Pixion
Sanjiv Naik .... 2d lead: Pixion
Neha .... cg artist: Pixion (as Neha)
Abhiman Nilmain .... 2d artist: Pixion (as Abhiman Nimaan)
Collette Nunes .... visual effects editor: Molinare London
Zissis Papatzikis .... 2d artist: Molinare London
Anil Rawat .... 2d artist: Pixion
Ranadheer Reddy .... 2d supervisor: Pixion (as Ranadheer 'Rana' Reddy)
Sohil Shaik .... matchmover: Pixion
Serdar Simga .... matte painter: Molinare London
Viral Thakkar .... cg supervisor: Pixion
Indresh Tiwari .... 2d artist: Pixion
Tony Tromp .... visual effects editor (as Tony Trompetto)
Liam Tully .... visual effects data operator: Molinare London
Ashok Uchil .... 2d artist: Pixion
Shanaullah Umerji .... visual effects head of production: Molinare London
Audrius Urbonavicius .... matte painter: London
Anthony Webb .... senior 2d artist: Molinare London
Derek Bird .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Cyntia Büll .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Charlotte Collings .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Fawnda Denham .... visual effects line producer (uncredited)
Kelly Fischer .... digital compositor: LOOK! Effects, Inc. (uncredited)
Ilamuruguselvan .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Anthony 'Max' Ivins .... compositing supervisor: Look Effects (uncredited)
Danny S. Kim .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Hanuman Patel .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Migs Rustia .... visual effects editor (uncredited)
Nishanth Shrinivasa .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Shaikh Sohel .... matchmover (uncredited)
Paul Stemmer .... visual effects editor (uncredited)
Ben Sumner .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Suchita Suryamurty .... visual effects production manager (uncredited)
Melinka Thompson-Godoy .... visual effects producer: Look FX (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Byrne .... focus puller: "a" camera
Abigail Catto .... clapper loader: "a" camera
David Churchyard .... clapper loader: second unit (as Dave Churchyard)
Shaun Cobley .... focus puller: second unit
Danny Cohen .... camera operator: "b" camera
Guy Cope .... electrical rigger
David Cozens .... focus puller: second unit
Martyn Culpan .... video playback operator: second unit
Sean Davis .... electrician
Elliot Dupuy .... camera trainee
Simon Fogg .... grip: "b" camera
Alan Fraser .... electrician
Max Glickman .... clapper loader: "b" camera
Leigh Gold .... focus puller: "b" camera
Danny Griffiths .... electrician
Gary Hutchings .... grip: second unit
Tom Hyde .... electrician
Lizzie Kelly .... video playback operator
Will Kendal .... rigging gaffer: best boy
Martin Kenzie .... director of photography: second unit
Jody Knight .... grip: second unit
Oliver Loncraine .... focus puller: second unit
Nathan Mann .... focus puller: second unit
Guy McCormack .... video playback operator: second unit
Paul McGeachan .... gaffer
Dean Morris .... grip: second unit
Will Morris .... camera trainee: second unit
Alex Mott .... grip: "a" camera
Zac Nicholson .... camera operator: "a" camera
Zac Nicholson .... steadicam operator
Laurie Sparham .... still photographer
Chloë Thomson .... clapper loader: second unit (as Chloe Thomson)
Marc Woodcock .... airstar head technician
Iain Young .... airstar head technician
Joe McGee .... practical electrician (uncredited)
Gary Parnham .... electrician: second unit (uncredited)
Garry Thomson .... electrician (uncredited)
Neil Tomlin .... crane technician: dailies (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Darren Baba .... extras casting assistant
Kharmel Cochrane .... casting assistant
Abigail Barbier .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Robert Sterne .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lucille Acevedo-Jones .... costume assistant: second unit
Tim Aslam .... costume assistant: second unit
Alison Beard .... assistant costume designer
Ann Cartwright .... costume assistant: second unit
Janine Cunliffe .... costume assistant: second unit
Jason Gill .... costume assistant: second unit
Katie Hill .... costume stand-by (as Katherine Greenacre)
Jenna McGranaghan .... costume assistant
Linda O'Reilly .... costume assistant: second unit
David Otzen .... costume stand-by
Marco Scotti .... costume supervisor
Fola Solanke .... costume assistant: second unit
Sally Turner .... assistant costume designer
Vanessa Woolgar .... costume assistant: second unit
Kat Willis .... dresser (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Mike Andrews .... digital film technician
Siobhan Boyes .... post-production coordinator
Len Brown .... film consultant
Tim Drewett .... digital film technician
Matt James .... digital film supervisor
François Kamffer .... digital intermediate conform editor
Soren Kloch .... digital film consultant
Steve Knight .... digital intermediate conform editor
Connan McStay .... on-line editor
Gareth Spensley .... colorist
Gemma Townsend .... digital intermediate conform editor
Jamie Welsh .... digital intermediate conform editor
Ashton York .... post-production assistant
Michelle Cort .... digital film technician (uncredited)
Andy Richards .... digital intermediate consultant (uncredited)
Jeff Smithwick .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
David Arch .... musician: piano solo (as Dave Arch)
John Barrett .... music recording and mixing assistant
Jean-Pascal Beintus .... orchestrator
Thomas Bowes .... musician: violin solos
Thomas Bowes .... orchestra leader
Peter Clarke .... music editor
Peter Cobbin .... score mixer (as Pete Cobbin)
Peter Cobbin .... score recordist (as Pete Cobbin)
Terry Davies .... conductor: source music
Alexandre Desplat .... conductor
Alexandre Desplat .... orchestrator
Andrew Dudman .... source music mixer
Andrew Dudman .... source music recordist
Xavier Forcioli .... music score coordinator for composer
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Iryna Kiszko .... music librarian
Carmine Lauri .... orchestra leader: The London Symphony Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra .... musicians
Andrew Marriner .... musician: soloist, The London Symphony Orchestra
Gerard McCann .... supervising music editor
Sam Okell .... music recording and mixing assistant
Steve Osborne .... musician: soloist, The London Symphony Orchestra
Maggie Rodford .... music supervisor
Jill Streater .... music preparation: score (as Jill Streeter)
Lucy Whalley .... assistant orchestra contractor
Bruce White .... viola
Helen Yates .... assistant music supervisor
Nicolas Charron .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Sylvain Morizet .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Pritchard .... assistant scoring engineer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Martin Alderdice .... picture car coordinator
John Ayres .... driver: minibus
Mark Bellett .... driver: minibus
Debbie Bryant .... unit driver
Lee Isgar .... driver: Mr. Rush
Danny Jarman .... driver: Mr. Pearce
Simon Jones .... transportation captain
David O'Donoghue .... driver: Mr. Hooper
William Pidgley .... driver: construction (as Billy Pidgley)
Steve Pirolli .... unit driver
Harry Taylor .... driver: Ms. Bonham Carter
Tony Wadsworth .... driver: Mr. Firth
Paul Allen .... unit driver (uncredited)
Carl Isherwood .... transportation captain: facilities (uncredited)
Kevin Jones .... facility driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Tom Asquith .... assistant location manager
Glen Basner .... international sales agent: FilmNation Entertainment
Elizabeth Blackledge .... commercial manager: Aegis Film Fund
Bob Borrett .... stand-in: King George VI
Andrew Boswell .... executive: Molinare
Anna Brazinova .... office executive: Aegis Film Fund
Katherine Bridle .... production executive: UK, See-Saw Films
David Broder .... location manager
Alastair Bruce .... military and ceremonial advisor
Francesca Budd .... assistant to director
Paul Cable .... insurance broker: Media and Entertainment Insurance Services
Sally Caplan .... head of premier fund: UK Film Council
Kevin Chamberlain .... catering manager: Premier Caterers
Isabel Chick .... production accountant: Aegis Film Fund
Peter Clark .... first assistant accountant
Alison Cohen .... international sales agent: Filmnation Entertainment
John Dalton .... health and safety officer
Dennis Davidson .... Public relations
Emma Davie .... unit publicist
Rebecca Davis .... assistant location manager
Sean Desmond .... security
Charles Dorfman .... development
Cathy Doubleday .... script supervisor
Peter Eardley .... post production accountant
William Emsworth .... production assistant: Bedlam Productions (as Will Emsworth)
Will Evans .... head of business affairs: UK Film Council
Ben Famiglietti .... senior vice president: production and development, The Weinstein Company
Edwin Field .... military advisor
Fiona Garland .... production coordinator
Marilyn Goldsworthy .... production accountant
Ruth Halliday .... script clearance and archive research: The Clearing House
David Hayball .... chef: Premier Caterers (as Dave Hayball)
Vince Holden .... head of production finance: UK Film Council
Jonathan Houston .... assistant production coordinator
Lee Isgar .... assistant: Mr Rush
Carrie Johnson .... unit nurse
Lisa Jones .... company accountant: Bedlam Productions
Clare Kirby .... head of administration: Aegis Film Fund (as Clare Kennedy)
Joan Lane .... initial development: Wild Thyme Productions
Charles Layton .... president: Momentum Pictures
Jamie Lengyel .... location manager
Mark Logue .... consultant: Logue family
Scarlett Mackmin .... choreographer
Richard Manlove .... stand-in: utility
Xavier Marchand .... president of international distribution: Momentum Pictures
Stefano Margaritelli .... production runner
Spyro Markesinis .... director of legal and business affairs: Europe, Momentum Pictures
Barry May-Leybourne .... health and safety officer
Will McCord .... catering assistant: Premier Caterers
M.J. McMahon .... film executive: Molinare London
Steve Milne .... director: Molinare London
Steve Morphew .... stand-in: Lionel Logue
Simone Nicholson .... production executive, Aus, See-Saw Films
Moses Nyachae .... auditor: RSM Tenon (as Moses Nyache)
Sarah Parfitt .... delivery paperwork coordinator
Christine Perrett .... catering assistant: Premier Caterers
Michal Podell .... senior vice president: business affairs and acquisitions, The Weinstein Company
Lindsey Powell .... location assistant
Darren Price .... floor runner
Richard Price .... development and support: RPTA
Samantha Robinson .... office manager: Bedlam Productions
Mike Ryan .... health and safety officer
Barry Sechos .... legal and business affairs: See_Saw Films
Jeremy Sellick .... catering assistant: Premier Caterers
Anne Sheehan .... director of film finance: Aegis Fuilm Fund
Helen Slaymaker .... stand-in: Queen Elizabeth
Camilla Stephenson .... location scout
Neil Swain .... dialect coach
James Swarbrick .... commercial director: Aegis Fiulm Fund
Antony Swiatek .... production legal: Olswang
Peter Titterell .... proprietor: Premier Caterers
Paul Tomlinson .... location assistant
Hugo Vickers .... historical advisor
Robert Walak .... senior vice president of acquisitions: worldwide, Momentum Pictures
Helen Wong .... accountant: See-Saw Films
Dana Archer .... public relations (uncredited)
Nick Atkinson .... creative editor: UK Film Council (uncredited)
Danielle Bennett .... crowd runner (uncredited)
James 'Fingers' Buxton .... additional location assistant (uncredited)
Jessica Cameron .... utility stand in/runner (uncredited)
Shoky Carter .... runner (uncredited)
Isabel Chick .... production accountant: Prescience (uncredited)
Jenny Farrent .... runner (uncredited)
Charlie Hayes .... additional location assistant (uncredited)
Joel Hills .... production assistant (uncredited)
Gleb Kaminer .... dubbing voice (uncredited)
Matthew Lawson .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Philip Lobban .... location scout (uncredited)
Andrew Mackie .... production executive (uncredited)
Teresa Mahoney .... stand-in (uncredited)
Tariq Mirza .... production legal (uncredited)
Ian Pearce .... cast security (uncredited)
Maria Ryan .... studio assistant: Harvey Weinstein (uncredited)
Lucas Saunal .... location assistant (uncredited)
Tom Stourton .... location scout (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Clare Hardwick .... thanks
Edwin Morris Hooper .... dedicated to the memory of
Andrew Mackie .... special thanks
Albert Martinez Martin .... special thanks
Christos Michaels .... special thanks
Richard Payten .... special thanks
Rebecca Pick .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for some language
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Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Chile:TE | Finland:K-3 | Germany:o.Al. | Hong Kong:IIB | Ireland:12A | Italy:T | Japan:G | Malaysia:18 | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:M | Peru:PT | Philippines:G (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:R | USA:PG-13 (edited version)

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Trivia:
Helena Bonham Carter appeared in two 2011 Academy Award winning movies: this film, which won 4 Oscars, and Alice in Wonderland (2010/I), which won 2. Bonham-Carter played a queen in both films: Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mum of Queen Elizabeth II) in this film and The Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland (2010/I). Ironically, Bonham Carter's Red Queen image was inspired by Bette Davis's Queen Elizabeth I in The Virgin Queen (1955).See more »
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Continuity: When the Duke of York tells his daughters the penguin story, the view from behind shows each girl with an arm around a dog. In the next shot, with the girls shown from the front, their arms are down by their sides.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Title Card:1925 / King George V reigns over a quarter of the world's people. He asks his second son, the Duke of York, to give the closing speech at the Empire Exhibition in Wembley, London.
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153 out of 186 people found the following review useful.
A touching, historical masterpiece, 27 December 2010
Author: David Bogosian from Los Angeles, Calif.

I rarely rate a movie a "10" but in this case, it is well deserved. Truly, there is no way to improve upon the achievement that this film represents, whether in casting, direction, writing, artistic value, you name it.

The story gives us a fascinating look into the struggles faced by George VI on his way to becoming king of England. The story line is all about his stuttering, but underneath all that are suppressed memories from childhood, growing up in the shadow of an elder brother, perpetual negative reinforcement from a domineering father, etc. It's a psychoanalytical look at a well-known royal family, and while I can't vouch for its absolute veracity, it gives a rare glimpse into the lives of people we wouldn't otherwise observe at this level of intimacy (much like "Queen" did a few years ago).

The contrast between George and Edward VIII is most fruitful. It's the clash between duty and hedonism, fulfilling one's personal quest for happiness vs. overcoming one's worst fears on behalf of your people and country. Edward is typically romanticized and lionized, but here we see him as more of a spoiled, selfish lout.

But the heart of the movie is the relationship between George and Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), who is helping him overcome his speech problems. Both actors are at the absolute top of their form. Firth is brilliant as the aloof, initially reluctant and distrustful monarch, while Rush shows the same wink-of-the-eye humor and irony that he did as Barbossa, relishing the sheer inequality of their positions yet knowing the extent to which George is dependent on him. Ultimately a true friendship develops between the men, and since they are both such endearing characters, it's a joy to watch.

I should add that Helena Bonham-Carter is also spot-on as the haughty yet practical queen consort. Other more minor roles are effectively played (e.g., Winston Churchill, George V). The entire movie is a perfect blend of history, personal and familial drama, with broader themes of perseverance and overcoming adversity which give it a timeless application.

Lastly, in this movie's case, the "R" rating is for "Ridiculous." The only potentially offensive material is some over-the-top language (including the F-word) which plays a part in one scene, and is clearly used for comic purpose and with great effect. I unhesitatingly took my 13 year old daughter and (depending on the child) might be okay for even younger ones. Don't let that stop you from seeing this gem.

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