Emmy Award-winning director Tom Hooper ("John Adams") teams with screenwriter David Seidler to tell the story of King George VI in "The King's Speech."
When his older brother abdicates the throne, nervous-mannered successor George "Bertie" VI (Colin Firth) reluctantly dons the crown. Though his stutter soon raises concerns about his leadership skills, King George VI eventually comes into his own with the help of unconventional speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush).
Before long the king and Lionel have forged an unlikely bond, a bond that proves to have real strength when the United Kingdom is forced to flex its international might.
The film took home Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor (Firth), Best Director (Hooper) and Best Original Screenplay (Seidler). It grossed more than $117 million at the North American box office.