King’s Speech Movie

King's Speech MovieActor Colin Firth and Director Tom Hooper introduce us to the King’s Speech, an upcoming movie that chronicles King George VI’s effort to overcome his nervous stammer with the assistance of speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush):

King’s Speech Trailer

“The King’s Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI (Colin Firth), the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George (aka ‘Bertie’) reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). Through a set of unexpected techniques (including diaphragmatic breathing), and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.”

Movie Cast:
– Colin Firth as King George VI
– Geoffrey Rush as Lionel Logue
– Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth, George’s Queen consort
– Jennifer Ehle as Myrtle Logue, Lionel’s wife
– Michael Gambon as King George V, George’s father
– Derek Jacobi as Cosmo Gordon Lang, Archbishop of Canterbury
– Guy Pearce as King Edward VIII, George’s brother, whose sudden abdication thrusts Bertie into the national spotlight
– Timothy Spall as Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1940-45, 1951-55
– Anthony Andrews as Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1935-37

Overcoming one’s stammer is no small feat, even for a king! The King’s Speech will be an interesting movie!

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