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The King’s Speech Case Study »

Rob Miller | Friday May 04, 2012

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Film, Biography, British Film, Film Analysis, Historical Drama, Hot Entries

Synopsis and Character

The King’s Speech tells the story of how King George VI of England (Colin Firth) learns to live with a speech impediment. As father of the current Queen of England he unexpectedly becomes King after his brother, King Edward VIII (played by Guy Pearce) abdicates the throne to marry to marry divorcee Mrs Wallis Simpson in December 1936. The British government feared a constitutional crisis surrounding a British monarch (King Edward VIII) marrying an...

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