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.
The role of King George VI was written with Paul Bettany in mind. Bettany declined in order to spend more time with his family, and later admitted that he regretted his decision. Colin Firth was cast instead and received an Oscar for his performance.
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.
At Wallis Simpson's party, the music is supposed to be coming out of the gramophone. The turntable is spinning, but the reproducer is not lowered onto the record to actually play the music.
In the end credit roll, Philip Clements is listed twice as Assistant Sound Editor.
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