It takes leadership to confront a nation's fear. It takes friendship to conquer your own.
Based on the true story of the Queen of England's father and his remarkable friendship with maverick Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue, THE KING'S SPEECH stars Academy Award nominee Colin Firth (A SINGLE MAN) as King George VI who unexpectedly becomes King when his brother Edward abdicates the throne. Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush (SHINE) stars as Logue, the man who helps the King find a voice with which to lead the nation into war. The multiple award-winning cast includes Helena Bonham Carter (ALICE IN WONDERLAND) as the future Queen Mother Elizabeth, Guy Pearce (THE HURT LOCKER) as Edward VIII, Derek Jacobi (THE GOLDEN COMPASS) as Dr. Cosmo Lang, Timothy Spall (THE DAMNED UNITED) as Winston Churchill and Michael Gambon (HARRY POTTER) as King George V.