Set in WWII-era England, the film chronicles the very personal struggle of King George VI to overcome his speech impediment. Since childhood, he has stuttered. Now that he is second in line to the new incoming King, his older brother Edward, his voice is in demand to give speeches and talks. Adding urgency, WWII is taking Europe by storm, and George knows he will need to speak out and inspire his people to defeat the German threat.
|WWII Artillery Shell, w/ Wooden Dummy|
As the film progresses, George and his speech therapist, Lionel Logue, explore childhood wounds and issues that have kept him trapped by his speech impediment. Through clever therapy, Logue shows the King that his fear of stuttering prevents him from breaking free. From this level of intimacy blossoms a life long friendship.
The film features rich interior scenes of palace life.
|Antique English Sterling Teapot, fit for Royalty|
...as well as everyday 1930s England.
Helena Bonham Carter plays Queen Elizabeth, King George's wife. She is a strong, loving and supportive woman. And but of course, she has a fabulous royal wardrobe.
|1930's Pillbox Hat, Velvet & Satin|
|Vintage Winner Trophy on Marble Base|