The King's Speech

Nominated for 12 Oscars and winner of 7 BAFTA Awards - I thought it was about time I did a little (!) post on "The King's Speech", a film directed by Tom Hooper. I saw it a while ago and loved it. A dramatic film, but light and humorous at times. It's about the stuttering King George VI, played by Colin Firth, who, in the years leading up to WWII, tries to overcome his speech difficulties with help from a speech therapist, played by Geoffrey Rush. It's the central interaction between these two men that's most fascinating. The story is simple but good, the acting is great (Geoffrey Rush stood out for me) and with beautiful settings, lighting and costumes it's definitely one of the most visually stunning films I've seen in a while. I highly recommend it :)

"I will introduce each category this evening, and then a hopefully attractive member of the acting community will read out the winner and whichever member of the cast and crew of The King’s Speech has won will come up and accept the award." - Jonathan Ross, presenting the BAFTA Awards 2011

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