The King's Speech

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The King's Speech is a 2010 film about King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

Directed by Tom Hooper. Written by David Seidler.
It takes leadership to confront a nation's fear. It takes friendship to conquer your own. taglines

King George VI[edit]

  • If I am King, where is my power? Can I form a government? Levy a tax? Declare a war? No! And yet I am the seat of all authority because they think that when I speak, I speak for them. But I can't speak.
  • Is the nation ready for two minutes of radio silence?
  • Waiting for me to... commence a conversation, one can wait rather a long wait.

Queen Elizabeth[edit]

  • [to Winston Churchill, on the hold that Wallis Simpson seems to have on Edward VIII] Apparently she has certain skills - acquired at an establishment in Shanghai.

Lionel Logue[edit]

  • [to King George VI, upon his learning that Logue has no formal credentials] It's true, I'm not a doctor. And yes, I acted. A bit. Well...I recited in pubs, I taught elocution in schools. When the Great War came, all our soldiers were returning to Australia from the front, a lot of them shell-shocked, unable to speak. Somebody said, "Lionel, you're very good at all this speech stuff, you think you could possibly help these poor buggers?" I did muscle therapy, exercises, relaxation, but I knew I had to go deeper. Those poor young blokes cried out in fear. No one was listening to them. My job was to give them faith in their own voice, and let them know a friend was listening.
  • My castle, my rules.

King George V[edit]

  • We're not a family, we're a firm.

Dr. Blandine Bentham[edit]

  • Cigarette smoking calms the nerves and gives you confidence.


  • It takes leadership to confront a nation's fear. It takes friendship to conquer your own.
  • When God couldn't save The King, The Queen turned to someone who could.
  • Find your voice.


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