The King's Speech

Movie information

When God couldn't save The King, The Queen turned to someone who could. Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for some language.
Released on:
November 26, 2010 (limited)
December 25, 2010 (Sat)  (wide)
April 1, 2011 (re-release)

Previously Announced Release Dates:
November 26, 2010
November 24, 2010

Production Companies:
Bedlam Media, See Saw Films
The Weinstein Co.

Status: Released

Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Jennifer Ehle, Guy Pearce, Derek Jacobi, Timothy Spall, Michael Gambon

Director: Tom Hooper

Screenwriter: David Seidler

Genre: Drama, Period, True Story
About the film:
A young king -- father of Queen Elizabeth II -- reluctantly assumes the throne after his brother, Edward, abdicates.
Considered unfit to rule and cursed with a nervous stammer, the unprepared monarch turns to an unorthodox speech therapist, Lionel Logue. The two men form an unlikely friendship as King George finds his voice and leads the country into war against the Germans.
Rated R for some language.

Project Timeline:
Sep. 2, 2009: Project announced. Director: Tom Hooper, Writer: David Seidler, Cast: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Distributor: The Weinstein Co.
Nov. 15, 2009: Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Jennifer Ehle, Guy Pearce, Derek Jacobi, Timothy Spall, Michael Gambon
Mar. 25, 2010: Release Date: November 26, 2010
Jul. 12, 2010: Release Date: November 24, 2010
Box Office: Opening weekend: $355,450 (4 theaters) | Domestic Total: $135.45 mil.
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Robin – oVAJoNBcHBEciKQ
April 29, 2012 - 11:38
Subject: mVIWmMHwVYKt

now here comes the epic dhoom. dhoom the final. Cops: aamir from talaash, saalmn from dabangg, ajay from singham. 3 police officers. (u can count john from force as well but he dont has monchain.)Soper heroes helping cops: hrithik from krrish, abhishek from drona. rajni from robot. anil kapoor from mr india(can count srk from ra one as well)Bad Guys; Amitabh from buddha ho ga tera baap. srk from don, sunjay from khalnayak, boman from 3 idiots, amresh puri from mr india, saif from omkara, anupum kher of karma

Mick - Ozzie
February 08, 2011 - 23:55

Great film with the best actors that should be seen by any person who has an speech impediment as an example of what can be achieved.

Shirley Goodno – Arab, Al
December 31, 2010 - 10:03
Subject: This "King's Speech"

Having 3 wonderful actors in this film, i was disappointed to learn of only a limited release. Will this be released nationwide by Jan 21 as speculated? This is a must for us to see...

MaryB – FL
December 18, 2010 - 12:44
Subject: Bummer!

I am so sad it's not being released by Christmas. I know they wanted the Oscar hype, people might be tightening their wallets after the holidays! ;o) Come on, release it Harvey!! I rarely pay to see a night movie but I will for this!

Glen – Chicago, IL
December 14, 2010 - 11:14
Subject: The King's Speech release date!!!

I just found out that the nationwide release date for this movie in the U.S. is Januay 21, 2011! Can't wait to see this movie!!! The movie trailer alone is good!!!!

Reply to Glen
Glen – Chicago, IL
December 14, 2010 - 11:15
Subject: Re: The King's Speech release date!!!

Oops, January I meant...

Donna – WA State
December 13, 2010 - 01:54
Subject: Wider Release please

I am really excited about this movie and there are no show times listed for within 500 miles of here ;{

Shannon Ball – Atlanta, GA
December 11, 2010 - 11:11
Subject: release of The King's Speech

When is this movie coming to Atlanta????

paula – Mason, Ohio
December 03, 2010 - 15:02
Subject: Where is the movie showing?

I have been anticipating this movie since June. My Father-in Law is writing a curriculum on stuttering for UCLA. He was once a very severe stutterer, and was cured. We are very much interested in seeing your movie. Also, if it suits your interest, I could arrange for you to meet my Father-in Law, who is an amazingly accomplished man, and even went on professional speaking circuits with Paul Harvey, Zig Zigler, etc. Quite a feat for a former stutterer!


Paula Snarr

Nancy – Phila, PA
December 02, 2010 - 18:09
Subject: Where and When??

I agree with Lena in LA - I would love to see this movie but can find no mention of it anywhere. Has it disappeared already? It is time to release it to a wider audience.

Lena – Los Angeles
December 01, 2010 - 13:06
Subject: Limited Release

Come on Mr. Weinstein and Co. You are going to lose the word of mouth momentum on this movie. Time to end the limited release and make it more accessible to all. The LA theaters have been almost sold out via internet sales on the week-ends. Very discouraging for anyone who must drive a distance to your very select theaters.

Frederick Rogers – Oakland Ca
November 27, 2010 - 14:08
Subject: Release Date

With all of the glowing press for this anicipated film, there is no information whatsoever on when we can expect to see it here in the SF Bay Area? I understand the Oscar positioning , NYC/LA and "buzz" factors, but methinks this film has ample audience to insure success now! We're hungry for adult entertainment over the holidays!

Reply to Frederick Rogers
aaron – denver, co
December 03, 2010 - 02:21
Subject: Re: Release Date

don't say "methinks."

Maria – Chicago, IL
November 26, 2010 - 09:58
Subject: Where, when?

Where and when is this movie playing? Yahoo movies has zero information on schedule and The Weinstein Co. does not say much either. Help!!!

Lizzie – UK
September 27, 2010 - 20:15
Subject: The King;s Speech

I am so looking forward to seeing this film. Unfortunately we have to wait until January here in the UK. I hope it will have a better release than A Single Man had last year as it was never shown at my local cinemas.
People I know in Canada and the US have given glowing reports after seeing this film in Toronto.