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The King's Speech
Directed by Tom Hooper
Produced by
  • Iain Canning
  • Emile Sherman
  • Gareth Unwin
Screenplay by David Seidler
Starring
Music by Alexandre Desplat
Cinematography Danny Cohen, BSC
Editing by Tariq Anwar
Studio
  • UK Film Council
  • See-Saw Films
  • Bedlam Productions
Distributed by The Weinstein Company
Release date(s) 6 September 2010 (2010-09-06) (Telluride Film Festival)
7 January 2011 (2011-01-07) (United Kingdom)
Running time 118 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget £8 million ($15 million)
Money made £250 million ($414,211,549)

The King's Speech is a 2010 British historical drama movie. It is set in the 1930s. It was directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler.

Colin Firth plays King George VI who, to overcome his stammer, sees Lionel Logue. Logue is an Australian speech therapist played by Geoffrey Rush. The two men become friends as they work together. After his brother, Edward VIII, abdicates, the new king relies on Logue to help him make a radio broadcast at the beginning of World War II.

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