Kings Speech, The

Lists: Drama, Biopic, Historical, Academy Award Best Picture Winners - All Time, Best Picture Winners from the 2010s, Best Picture nominee 2010 to 2019, Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA

Brief Synopsis: "Tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war."

Overall Ranking: 365 (Rank from 2010: # 11)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 56.52%
Regular 39.13%
Half-Popped 4.35%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • Colin Firth (George VI)
  • Geoffrey Rush (Lionel Logue)
  • Helena Bonham Carter (Queen Elizabeth)
  • Guy Pearce (Edward VIII)
  • Claire Bloom (Queen Mary)
  • Michael Gambon (George V)
  • Timothy Spall (Winston Churchill)
  • Derek Jacobi (Dr. Cosmo Lang)
  • Jennifer Ehle (Myrtle Logue)
  • Ramona Marquez (Princess Margaret)
  • Freya Wilson (Princess Elizabeth)
  • Bob Weinstein (Director)
  • David Seidler (Director)
  • Tom Hooper (Director)