The King's Speech
Director: Tom Hooper
Writer: David Seidler
Cast: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Derek Jacobi, Jennifer Ehle, Michael Gambon
The King's Speech brings us into the beating heart of the British Royal Family. Oscar® Nominated Colin Firth plays Albert, the Duke of York, or “Bertie.” A deeply private man, Bertie is afflicted with a debilitating stutter that leaves him unable to speak publicly.
Following a public scandal, Bertie must take his brother David’s (Pearce) place on the throne. Stutter or not, Bertie will be King. To help ready her husband, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) finds an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue (Rush). The two men form an unlikely friendship that will not only cure Bertie’s stutter, but also help him find the voice of a king and the strength to lead his country to war with the Nazis.