‘The King’s Speech’ Finds Its Voice
Actor Geoffrey Rush and director Tom Hooper are set to walk the red carpet at the Australian premiere of The King’s Speech.
With their new film The King's Speech garnering high praise, Aussie star Geoffrey Rush (pictured) and director Tom Hooper will attend the premiere of the historical drama at the Dendy Opera Quays in Sydney on December 13.
The film tells the true story of the relationship between the stammering Prince Albert (Colin Firth) and the irreverent Australian speech therapist (Rush) who cures him. The award winning cast is rounded out by Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Michael Gambon and Timothy Spall.
Developed by the Australian/UK based See-Saw Films, the film was directed by Tom Hooper (The Damned United) who was first introduced to the story by his Australian mother who had been invited to an unrehearsed reading of a yet to be produced play. Immensely impressed, she saw a film in it and passed it on to her son.
Producer Emile Sherman from See-Saw Films is excited about the film screening to local audiences. "I'm thrilled to be able to present this unique story to my home audience," he enthuses. "Having seen the reaction to the film first hand in Toronto, London and this past weekend in LA, the way it has been so warmly embraced overseas, I'm excited to be able to bring it back home."
Having won the People's Choice Award at this year's Toronto Film Festival as well as receiving 8 nominations for the British Independent Film Awards, The King's Speech is a hot contender for next year's Academy Awards.
The King's Speech will be released nationally December 26.