R | | Biography, Drama, History
The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.
Anthony Andrews previously played Edward VIII in another film about the Duke of Windsor abdication crisis, The Woman He Loved (1988).
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.
In the final speech, King George VI has one blue eye and one brown eye. Colin Firth had lost a contact lens.
In the end credit roll, Philip Clements is listed twice as Assistant Sound Editor.
$355,450 (USA) (28 November 2010)
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