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Old 02-16-2010, 12:28 AM
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The Press Association: Colin Firth feels royal pressure

Colin Firth has confessed feeling the pressure for playing The Queen's father, King George VI, in his new film.

The actor, who has been nominated for an Oscar for his role in A Single Man, plays the monarch in The King's Speech, while Geoffrey Rush plays speech therapist Lionel Logue who helped King George combat his stammer.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_King%27s_Speech_(film)

Michael Gambon plays King George V.
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Surprised I didn't hear about this before. Definitely looking forward to the film. It has some of my favorites such as Colin Firth, HBC, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi and Jennifer Ehle. Interesting to note, Elizabeth and Darcy are to married to different people!
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Surprised I didn't hear about this before. Definitely looking forward to the film. It has some of my favorites such as Colin Firth, HBC, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi and Jennifer Ehle. Interesting to note, Elizabeth and Darcy are to married to different people!
Your comment about Elizabeth and Darcy? What does it refer to?
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Your comment about Elizabeth and Darcy? What does it refer to?
pdas1201 is referring to a 6-part movie Pride and Prejudice made in 1996 in which Colin Firth plays Mr. Darcy and Jennifer Ehle, plays Elizabeth, the hero and heroine.
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Your comment about Elizabeth and Darcy? What does it refer to?
I apologize for not making it clear. SLV is correct, I am indeed referring to Pride and Prejudice, tv miniseries with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle as Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett respectively. I made the reference because every year I spend countless number of hours re-watching and simultaneously reciting the dialogues of this brilliant series.
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I understand that both actors are in this film, but why mention they are married to different people? It has no effect on the film does it?
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Let it go lumutqueen. Those familiar with the "Pride and Prejudice" series pdas1201 is referring to will get the joke, those unfamiliar with it (eg yourself) won't. There's no point explaining it to death.
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There is a release date for the film.

26th November 2010.
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Helena Bonham Carter and Colin Firth's The King's Speech has a real Oscar chance | Mail Online

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A movie about the personal agony of how the Queen's parents coped with the Abdication Crisis - which the Queen Mother decreed should not be made during her lifetime - is expected to become a major contender at the Oscars in March.
The picture, which stars Colin Firth as George VI and Helena Bonham Carter as his forceful wife Elizabeth, details the bravery of how George VI (or 'Bertie', as he was known before he took over the throne from his brother Edward
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Strange to see Helena looking so normal.
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"The King's Speech" wins top prize at Toronto film festival

Sydney Morning Herald, 20 Septermber 2010

"The King's Speech" won the top award at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, giving the Tom Hooper-directed film some early momentum heading into Oscar awards season. The film, which stars Colin Firth as Britain's reluctant King George VI and Geoffrey Rush as his speech therapist, captured the festival's People's Choice award.

In addition to making a splash with Toronto audiences, "The King's Speech" has been roundly praised by critics.

Firth's King George, the father of Queen Elizabeth II, is initially reluctant to ascend to the crown following the abdication of his brother Edward VIII. Plagued by a nervous stammer, he enlists the help of a speech therapist and is eventually able to lead the country into World War II.

"I am so proud that people responded to the film in such a positive way," director Tom Hooper said.
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I do hope it wins some Oscars, it would be wonderful to see Colin Firth get one.
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King's Speech Trailer

Here's a clip. I have to say, I'm rather looking forward to it now!
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So am I! When is its release???
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So am I! When is its release???
26th November 2010.
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My Niece works for CTV Entertainment and, w/her knowing my love of all things Royal, made certain she paid attention to what was going on w/this movie at TIFF. She only heard wonderful things and those among the rest of her co workers who were lucky to see it, were all saying the same things. That this movie will be one of the front runners come Oscar time.

I really can't wait to see this!!!
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Good to see a factual film about the royals in production, after hearing about Madonna's debacle with W.E about Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, which sounds to be a whitewash of their Nazi sympathies ... I can't wait to see Helena BC as the Queen Mother, she has a round face and similar stature to the Queen Mum, and Colin Firth is a very diffident fellow outside his persona. I think it will be wonderful.
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Wow...when I first heard about this movie, I am not going to lie...I was like HUH? A movie about George's Speech therapist? How exciting can a movie like that be? I will wait for cable.

With all the Oscar hype surrounding it (and Colin Firth!) I might have to pay a few dollars at the movie theater to see it.
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The trailer is stunning!

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That is fabulous!

I love it when Helena Bonham Carter says "I intend to be a great Queen to Great King!" I am definitely going to see. Looks like its not going to wide release (like the Young Victoria) but that is fine with me.
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