Great Britain/Australia/USA
118 minutes

In 1930s England, Albert, Duke of York, starts working with speech therapist Lionel Logue to overcome his terrible stammer, just as his father, King George V, dies and his carefree brother rises to the throne as Edward VIII. Prestige drama from a little known true story of pre-WWII Monarchy, done with all the standards of quality one expects from British drama.

Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush; Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Derek Jacobi, Jennifer Ehle, Anthony Andrews; and Michael Gambon.
Directed by Tom Hooper; produced by Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin; written by David Seidler; music by Alexandre Desplat; director of photography (colour), Danny Cohen; production designer, Eve Stewart; costume designer, Jenny Beavan; film editor, Tariq Anwar.
A Weinstein Company/UK Film Council presentation, in association with Momentum Pictures, Aegis Film Fund, Molinare and Filmnation Entertainment, of a See-Saw Films/Bedlam Productions production. (World sales, Filmnation Entertainment.)
Screened: distributor advance press screening, Zon Lusomundo Colombo 10 (Lisbon), January 31st 2011.


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