R | | Biography, Drama
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
Colin Firth won the Best Actor Academy Award (Oscar) for this movie on his second nomination. Firth was a consecutive nominee as he had been nominated the year before in the same category for A Single Man (2009), losing to Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart (2009). Bridges was also nominated in this same category ... ...
1925 / King George V reigns over a quarter of the world's people. He asks his second son, the Duke of York, to give the closing speech at the Empire Exhibition in Wembley, London.
After the abdication of Edward VIII, Bertie says to Logue "every Monarch in history has always succeeded someone who was dead, or just about to be." That is not entirely true, as there have been some exceptions. The most notable special case is James II, who fled England and was dethroned in absentia in 1688-9, lived in exile in France until his death in 1701, having outlived one of his successors (his daughter Mary II).
In the end credit roll, Philip Clements is listed twice as Assistant Sound Editor.
$355,450 (USA) (26 November 2010)
$138,795,342 (USA) (10 June 2011)
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