Directed by: Tom Hooper
Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter
Genres: Drama, History
Lionel Logue: I believe sucking smoke into your lungs will kill you. King George VI: My physicians say it relaxes the throat. Lionel Logue: They're idiots. King George VI: They've all been knighted. Lionel Logue: Makes it official then.
King Edward VIII: Sorry, I've been terribly busy. King George VI: Doing what? King Edward VIII: Kinging.
Lionel Logue: Do you know the "f" word? King George VI: Ffff... Fornication?
King George VI: If I am King, where is my power? Can I declare war? Form a government? Levy a tax? No! And yet I am the seat of all authority because they think that when I speak, I speak for them.
[watching a clip of Hitler speaking.] Lilibet: What's he saying? King George VI: I don't know but... He seems to be saying it rather well.
Lionel Logue: Do you know any jokes? King George VI: ...Timing isn't my strong suit.
Lionel Logue: What was your earliest memory? King George VI: I'm not...here to discuss...personal matters. Lionel Logue: Why are you here then? King George VI: Because I bloody well stammer!
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When Elizabeth meets Lionel for the first time, her face netting disappears and reappears between shots.
David Seidler won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for this film. At the age of 73, Seidler was the oldest person to win the Award.