Academy Awards: The King's Speech Praised by Queen ElizabethMichelle Lamar
Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth, enjoyed The King’s Speech. The Queen found the film “moving and enjoyable. She was clearly amused by some of the lighter moments,” according to by Duncan Larcombe, Royal Editor of The Sun.
Praise from Her Royal Highness is huge for The King’s Speech, which tells the story
of Her Majesty’s father, King George VI, as he struggles to overcome a crippling speech impediment while grappling with his sudden,unexpected ascension to throne and the mounting danger of Nazi Germany.
THE KING’S SPEECH stars Colin Firth as King George VI, Geoffrey Rush as the King’s speech therapist, Lionel Logue, and Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
The King’s Speech has been nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including Best Picture; Best Director; Best Original Screenplay; Best Actor in a Leading Role (Firth); Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Rush); Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Bonham Carter); Best Cinematography; Best Editing; Best Art Direction; Best Original Score; Best Costume Design; and Best Sound Mixing.
It is one of the year’s most honored films but the approval of Queen Elizabeth, the daughter of the film’s main character is especially meaningful. Harvey Weinstein, executive producer of the film made a statement about The Queen’s reaction to The King’s Speech:
“On behalf of the director Tom Hooper; the producers,Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin; Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter and our entire ensemble cast: we are deeply honored and humbled by Her Majesty’s appreciation of the film. It was a labor of love for all of us and this is high praise, indeed.”
Read the article on The Queen’s reaction to the Oscar nominated film on The Sun’s website.
Photo: Laurie Sparham/The Weinstein Company