Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle reunite to star in The King’s Speech

So looking forward to Colin Firth’s new film The King’s Speech, due to be released on 7th Jan 2011. The film stars Colin as King George VI and focuses on his struggle with his stammer and his relationship with his speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). The cast looks wonderful; Helena Bonham Carter plays Queen Elizabeth and Jennifer Ehle plays Myrtle Logue alongside Michael Gambon, Timothy Spall and Derek Jacobi to name but a few. Now I know a fab cast doesn’t necessarily equal an amazing film, but surely it helps right?

 The film has already had rave reviews after it premiered at the Toronto film festival and talk has been had of possible Oscar nominations. (My fingers are firmly crossed for Colin even without having seen the film I admit!) The trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bLxwojitxM&feature=player_embedded ) looks great and aside from my evident biased love for all-things-period-drama-especially-when-they-involve Colin-Firth(!), the storyline looks really interesting, with its focus on a monarch I know very little about.

Now I wonder how much, (if any) onscreen time Colin and Jennifer will have together…. perhaps a rewatch of Pride & Prejudice may be in order to relive their former acting days.. 🙂

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. moviegeek
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 10:00:13

    I saw this last week And I can safely say that Colin Firth win get his Oscar this year.
    Here’s my review
    http://moviegeekblog.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/the-kings-speech-review/

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