Bertie and Elizabeth (TV Movie ) - IMDb
The King's Speech () on IMDb: Plot summary, synopsis, and more. Biopic about Britain's King George VI (father of present day Queen Elizabeth II) and his Lionel and Bertie's relationship is often an antagonistic one as Lionel feels the need for . Full Cast and Crew · Release Dates · Official Sites · Company Credits . The King's Speech is a British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written His search for treatment has been discouraging, but his wife, Elizabeth, Bertie and Lionel's relationship is questioned by the King's advisors during the . Live actors were interspersed to give the impression of a crowd. David Gritten talks to the director, cast and crew about its making. Their relationship forms the story of the film The King's Speech, which has been widely Colin Firth as King George, popularly known as Bertie before he acceded to the throne. Helena Bonham Carter plays his wife, Elizabeth (later mother of the Queen).
He declares that Bertie's older brother, David, Prince of Wales, will bring ruin to the family and the country when he ascends the throne, and demands that Bertie train himself to fill in, beginning by reading his father's speech into a microphone for practice.
After an agonizing attempt to do so made worse by his father's coaching, Bertie plays Logue's recording and hears himself reciting Shakespeare fluently, amazing both himself and the Duchess.
Bertie returns to Logue's treatment, where they work together on muscle relaxation and breath control, as Logue gently probes the psychological roots of the stammer, much to the embarrassment of the standoffish Bertie.
Nevertheless, Bertie reveals some of the pressures of his childhood, among them his strict father; the repression of his natural left-handedness; a painful treatment with metal splints for his knock-knees; a nanny who favoured his elder brother, going so far as deliberately pinching Bertie at the daily presentations to their parents so that he would cry and his parents would not want to see him; unbelievably, not feeding him adequately "It took my parents three years to notice," says Bertie ; and the death in of his little brother, Prince John.The Real King's Speech: King George VI's Stutter (1938) - British Pathé
As the treatment progresses, Lionel and Bertie become friends and confidants. David accuses his brother of a medieval-style plot to usurp his throne, citing Bertie's speech lessons as an attempt to groom himself.
The King's Speech: set report
Bertie is tongue-tied at the accusation, whereupon David resurrects his childhood taunt of "B-B-B-Bertie. Outraged, Bertie accuses Logue of treason and mocks Logue's failed acting career and humble origins, causing a rift in their friendship. Feeling overwhelmed by his accession, the new king realises that he needs Logue's help, and he and the queen visit the Logues' residence to apologise.
Lionel's wife is stunned to meet the royals in their modest home.
When the king insists that Logue be seated in the king's box during his May coronation in Westminster Abbey, Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Cosmo Lang Derek Jacobi questions Logue's qualifications. This prompts another confrontation between the king and Logue, who explains that he never claimed to be a doctor and had only begun practicing speech therapy by informal treatment of shell-shocked soldiers in the last war.
When the king still isn't convinced of his own strengths, Logue sits in St.
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At the London Film Festival, Hooper criticised the decision, questioning how the board could certify the film "15" for bad language but allow films such as Salt and Casino Royale to have "12A" ratings, despite their graphic torture scenes.
Following Hooper's criticism, the board lowered the rating to "12A", allowing children under 12 years of age to see the film if they are accompanied by an adult.
Helena Bonham Carter also defended the film, saying, "[The film] is not violent. It's full of humanity and wit. Box office[ edit ] In Great Britain and Irelandthe film was the highest earning film on its opening weekend. It holds the record for the highest per-cinema gross of The executive director of Palace CinemasBenjamin Zeccola, said customer feedback on the film was spectacular.
I think this is more successful than Slumdog Millionaire and a more uplifting film. It's a good example of a film that started out in the independent cinemas and then spread to the mainstream cinemas. The remaining profit was to be split equally between the producers and the equity investors. In March Variety estimated that the return could be between fifteen and twenty times that. The Council's merger into the British Film Institute means that the profits were to be returned to that body.
The King's Speech has left me speechless. The website's critical consensus reads: Rush rise to the acting occasion by twinkling and growling as their characters warily circle each other before settling into the therapeutic swing of things and unknowingly preparing for the big speech that partly gives the film its title," she wrote.
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It said that, though the film swept British appeasement under the carpet, it was still enjoyable. The Sun newspaper reported she had watched the film in a private screening at Sandringham House.