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.
Australian actor Guy Pearce has the distinction of appearing in consecutive Academy Award Best Picture winners: this film and the previous year's Best Picture winner, The Hurt Locker (2008). Max Glickman also worked on both pictures in the camera department.
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.
Churchill advises Bertie to not come to the throne as King Albert because "Albert" sounds "too German". Bertie chose to come to the throne as George VI to emphasise continuity with the reign of his father King George V.
In the end credit roll, Philip Clements is listed twice as Assistant Sound Editor.
$355,450 (USA) (28 November 2010)
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