The King's Speech facts for kids
|The King's Speech|
|Directed by||Tom Hooper|
|Screenplay by||David Seidler|
|Music by||Alexandre Desplat|
|Cinematography||Danny Cohen, BSC|
|Editing by||Tariq Anwar|
|Distributed by||The Weinstein Company|
|Release date(s)||6 September 2010(Telluride Film Festival)
7 January 2011 (United Kingdom)
|Running time||118 minutes|
|Budget||£8 million ($15 million)|
|Money made||£250 million ($414,211,549)|
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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The film's producers broke etiquette by hand-delivering Geoffrey Rush the script, but he liked it and eventually performed in and produced the film.
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