Tag Archives: Colin Firth

And the Oscar for “Overlooked Fact” goes to…The King’s Speech!

Congratulations to everyone involved in the – now! – Oscar-winning movie The King’s Speech – especially “best original screenplay writer” David Seidler, “best Director” Tom Hooper, and “best male actor” Colin Firth.  At the 2011 Academy Awards, hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway, the film also took home the “best movie” Oscar to cap an […]

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The King’s Speech 2 – Lionel Logue and the hypnotism question…!

In our favourable review of the Tom Hooper movie A King’s Speech (starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter) we quoted from a video interview with Norman Hutchinson, author of Lionel Logue: The King’s Mentor. Logue’s Australian biographer pinpointed at least one instance of the now-famous Australian speech therapist – who, according to his son and others, was […]

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The King’s Speech – Lionel Logue and the Christian Science question

“The King’s Speech” – which officially opens in the UK today – is a marvellous film.   It compellingly, and movingly, tells the story of “How one man saved the British monarchy”, to quote its tagline. The one man in question is not the fascinating King George VI, played brilliantly by Colin Firth, but his […]

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