The King’s Speech (2010) Directed by Tom Hooper
One of England’s most unlikely monarchs, Prince Albert “Bertie” (Colin Firth) is forced to ascend the throne after his brother abdicates. Prince Albert suffers from a speech impediment that diminishes his confidence and leaves him full of dread at the thought of public appearances. Albert’s wife Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) seeks the help of Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), whose unconventional techniques teach the monarch to speak confidently. The real test comes when Albert, now King George VI, must make a radio broadcast declaring war on Germany. Based on the 2010 book by Peter Conradi and Mark Logue, this film continues our series of films based on books.