Many people have watched films that star Colin Firth. Yesterday, on September 10, he celebrated his birthday. Out of all the films that he has starred in nothing stands out as his role as King George VI in The King’s Speech.
When we are introduced to King George VI in the movie, he is not a king. Rather he is second to the thrown after his brother. We learn that his name is Albert and he is struggling with a speech impediment. After trying several different speech therapists, he finds one in Lionel Logue. Unlike the other therapists that Albert has worked with, Logue uses different techniques to help him get through speeches that he has to make as it is his duty as the Duke of York. With his wife, Elizabeth, at his side, he finds himself making progress in his speech giving to the world around him.
However, his brother ends up abdicating the thrown so he can start a life with an American woman who he has fallen in love with. Albert finds himself becoming the King of England right as the world is about to plummet into World War II. Knowing that he is going to have to give a speech to the world and accept the crown, Albert and Lionel work together to prep him for these two momentous moments in his life. When all is said and done, Albert gives the speech he needs to inspire his country while proving that he is worthy of the crown that he wears.
The King’s Speech premiered in 2011 to critical acclaim. Colin Firth portrayed King George VI in this film that showed his struggle into overcoming a lifelong issue. On September 10, 1960 Colin Firth was born with quite the acting career ahead of him.