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BBC ENGINEER MAY HAVE CURED THE KING’S SPEECH

January 28, 2011 by · 5 Comments 

It now turns out that a young BBC engineer was responsible for editing out the stammering from King George VI’s speeches during World War II. The work of the engineer, David Martin, who was only 19 when he was called upon to remove the stutters came to light in a letter released by his daughter, […]

KING’S SPEECH DIRECTOR BLASTS MPAA RATINGS BOARD

November 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

British director Tom Hooper has lashed out at the MPAA ratings board after the board slapped his critically acclaimed movie The King’s Speech with an R rating for a scene in which a speech therapist encourages the future King George VI to let loose with a torrent of four-letter words as part of the therapy […]

THE KING’S SPEECH WINS TOP AWARD AT TORONTO FILM FEST

September 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Putting the Weinstein Bros. back on the Oscar track again, their The King’s Speech, directed by Tom Hooper and starring Colin Firth as Britain’s World War II King George VI and Geoffrey Rush as his speech therapist, won the audience award (the “Cadillac People’s Choice Award”) at the 35th annual Toronto Film Festival today (Sunday). […]