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.
Michael Gambon plays King George V, grandson of Queen Victoria. In Victoria & Abdul (2017) he plays UK Prime Minister, Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, the 3rd Marquess of Salisbury who was the final Prime Minister of Queen Victoria's reign.
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 the end of the movie, while the King delivers his wartime speech to the nation, a group of men in the next room are listening to it via headphones. The very dusty bakelite loudspeaker cabinet on the table was manufactured in the UK, by the broadcast relay company Rediffusion Limited, in the 1950s.
In the end credit roll, Philip Clements is listed twice as Assistant Sound Editor.
$355,450 (USA) (28 November 2010)
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