Gallery: The King's Speech

King's Speech, The DI 3
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Director: Tom Hooper.
Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter.
Oscars: 4.

This one tells the story of our current Queen's dad, King George VI (Firth), aka Bertie, who reluctantly took the throne after the abdication of his brother and despite a terrible stammer.

Considered unfit to be King but desperate to prove otherwise, Bertie hires Lionel Logue (Rush), a speech therapist with some unorthodox techniques. The pair strike up an unlikely friendship, and the newly empowered Bertie becomes the leader his country needs in a time of war...