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As the second son of George V, Prince Albert "Bertie" was not expected to ascend to the throne, but when his brother Edward abdicates to marry American Wallis Simpson, Bertie, as his successor, is crowned King George VI.
George becomes King as radio is taking off as a mass medium and the Second World War looms. Thrust into the international spotlight he must speak not only to the nation but to the people of the British Empire, across the world. His wife, Queen Elizabeth - the future Queen Mother - is tireless in her belief in him. Having tried all the traditional doctors she engages unorthodox outsider, Logue, to help him find a voice that can inspire a nation on the brink of war.
Audio Commentary with Tom Hooper, Radio Broadcast (September 3rd 1939), Interview with Mark Logue
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital\Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Running Time: 114 minutes
Production Year: 2010
Main Language: English
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The stammering star finally receives his Oscar win for portraying King George VI's unexpected and unwanted coronation as King of the United Kingdom.
In a movie that spends much of its time showing only two people in one room, and which focusses heavily on the dialogue between these two men, it may not be surprising that both actors emerge from this successful film with a raft of award nominations, all of which seem very well deserved.
Fantastic film, one of the few I could watch again and even my 13 year old son liked it!