Who would've imagined it? A British film about voice and speech coaching has received twelve Oscar nominations. I was fortunate enough to attend a preview at the Odeon in Brighton. The cinema was packed. There were no adverts - bliss! The audience actually broke into applause at the end of the film.
A moving, entertaining and informative true life, historical drama.
The future King, a chronic stammerer, has vocal coaching with Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) - a self taught, yet inspired, Australian speech therapist & voice coach, .
The film follows the developing and sometimes turbulent relationship between Logue & "Bertie" / George VI (Colin Firth) as they struggle with his speech difficulties.
The King finds his voice, physically and emotionally, and leads the nation through the turbulence of a world war.Queen Elizabeth is played by Helena Bonham-Carter.
Links to Brighton cinemas are in the box below. Also links to Amazon for the book and the DVD.
The Kings Speech - Brighton Theatre Royal/p>