George VI: "If I'm King, where's my power? Can I form a government? Can I levy a tax, declare a war? No! And yet I am the seat of all authority. Why? Because the nation believes that when I speak, I speak for them. But I can't speak."
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.
The Damned United director Tom Hooper elicited a regal performance from Firth that had 'Oscar' written all over it.