I’ve been looking forward to seeeing This Inspiring & Uplifting biopic, It has recently been released on DVD so I thought I would get it plus It’s got a great cast.
It Tells the story of King George V’s second son, Albert (played Coline Firth), who is second in line to the throne, but speaks with a stammer which he has had from the age of 4 or 5 and although he is a bright and temperamental person, some people harbour doubts about his fitness to be King because of this. So his brother Edward VIII is declared King instead, but is later forced to abdicate due to his involvement with an American Divorcee named Mrs Simpson, leaving Albert to be Crowned King.
The film looks at his lifelong struggle to overcome his speech impediment, trying many different therapies over many years until he meets an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), and Through a set of unorthodox techniques and much hard work he gradually makes progress and learns to speak in such a way so as to make his impediment a minor problem. in the process he & Lionel become lifelong friends and Albert is able to inspire Britain during the dark days of World War II.