12A
1hr 58mins

The most successful British film of the new millennium at Tyneside Cinema, Tom Hooper's acclaimed monarchy drama follows the transformative friendship of King George VI (Colin Firth) with speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush).

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Summer of Cinema
Tom Hooper
12A
Drama
Contains strong language in a speech therapy context
English

In an Oscar-winning turn, Colin Firth (Bridget Jones’s Diary, A Single Man, Supernova) stars as the future King George VI, grappling with the impact of his long-term stammer.

Befriending an Australian speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush, Pirates of the Caribbean), the two form a special connection, and begin work on channelling the Royal’s voice. When George’s brother, Edward VIII (Guy Pearce, Memento) abdicates, King George must step up and deliver the crucial address to the nation.

A firm favourite with audiences on its initial release in 2011, the 12-time Oscar nominated The King’s Speech is British cinema at its most emotionally rousing, boasting universally strong performances and a sharp, historically illuminating script from playwright David Seidler.

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