Tag: Colin Firth

The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech

dir. Tom Hooper (2010)

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Focussing on their humanity rather than strict historical accuracy, this exquisitely acted and directed biographical drama brings to screen the relationship — both personal and professional — between serial stutterer King George VI (Colin Firth) and his Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush).

 

Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray

dir. Oliver Parker, 2009

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Judged without reference to the eponymous novel by Oscar Wilde, this gothic film bucks the trend of unwatchable National Lottery-funded productions and more than repays its modest budget (if only for Colin Firth’s virtuoso support act as the libertine Lord Henry Wotton).