The King Who Couldn’t Speak
With Colin Firth playing a royal with a stutter, The King’s Speech is certain for Oscar magic, but Andrew Roberts says it gets the story all wrong and is simply bad history.
The buzzy new movie, The King’s Speech, is an affectionate portrait of Queen Elizabeth II’s parents, Bertie, the Duke of York (later King George VI) and Elizabeth the Duchess of York (later the Queen Mother), told through the prism of the King’s overcoming of his stammer. Starring Colin Firth as the king, Helena Bonham Carter as the queen, and Geoffrey Rush as the king’s Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue, it also boasts a cast that includes… [Read the full article at The Daily Beast here.]
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