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The King's Speech (6-Sep-2010)

Director: Tom Hooper

Writer: David Seidler

Composer: Alexandre Desplat

Producers: Iain Canning; Emile Sherman; Gareth Unwin

Keywords: Drama, British Royalty, Biography

The true story of soon-to-be King George VI and his struggle to overcome his stammer with the help of a wry speech therapist. The challenge is everyday, the historical context daunting and its conclusion well-known; thus the film reduces to a holiday friendship tale between the uncertain royal and his cheerleading Henry Higgins. Contains strong language, albeit in a pedagogical context.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Anthony Andrews
12-Jan-1948   Brideshead Revisited
Eve Best
31-Jul-1971   Dr. Eleanor O'Hara on Nurse Jackie
Claire Bloom
15-Feb-1931   Crimes and Misdemeanors
Helena Bonham Carter
26-May-1966   Marla in Fight Club
Jennifer Ehle
29-Dec-1969   Sunshine
Colin Firth
10-Sep-1960   Pride and Prejudice
Michael Gambon
19-Oct-1940   The Singing Detective
Derek Jacobi
22-Oct-1938   Claudius on I, Claudius
Guy Pearce
5-Oct-1967   Memento, L.A. Confidential
Geoffrey Rush
6-Jul-1951   Shine, Quills
Timothy Spall
27-Feb-1957   Auf Wiedersehen, Pet


Colin Firth   ...   King George VI
Geoffrey Rush   ...   Lionel Logue
Helena Bonham Carter   ...   Queen Elizabeth
Guy Pearce   ...   King Edward VIII
Timothy Spall   ...   Winston Churchill
Derek Jacobi   ...   Archbishop Cosmo Lang
Jennifer Ehle   ...   Myrtle Logue
Anthony Andrews   ...   Stanley Baldwin
Claire Bloom   ...   Queen Mary
Eve Best   ...   Wallis Simpson
Michael Gambon   ...   King George V
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
Calum Gittins   ...   Laurie Logue
Dominic Applewhite   ...   Valentine Logue
Ben Wimsett   ...   Anthony Logue
Freya Wilson   ...   Princess Elizabeth
Ramona Marquez   ...   Princess Margaret
David Bamber   ...   Theatre Director
Jake Hathaway   ...   Willie
Patrick Ryecart   ...   Lord Wigram
Teresa Gallagher   ...   Nurse
Simon Chandler   ...   Lord Dawson
Orlando Wells   ...   Duke of Kent
Tim Downie   ...   Duke of Gloucester
Dick Ward   ...   Butler
John Albasiny   ...   Footman
Danny Emes   ...   Boy in Regent's Park
John Warnaby   ...   Steward
Roger Parrott   ...   Neville Chamberlain


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