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King's Speech, The 1S Rating 5 out of 5


  • Tom Hooper


  • Colin Firth
  • Helena Bonham Carter
  • Geoffrey Rush
  • Michael Gambon
  • Guy Pearce


After his brother abdicates, George ‘Bertie’ VI (Colin Firth) reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a nervous stammer and considered unfit to be King, he engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush) to overcome his demons. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war. Pure cinematic class, with Firth's Best Actorly performance resulting in one of the film's four Oscars, alongside the crown jewels for Best Picture and Best Director (Tom Hooper).

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