The Kings Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy by Mark LogueOne man saved the British Royal Family in the first decades of the 20th century - he wasnt a prime minister or an archbishop of Canterbury. He was an almost unknown, and self-taught, speech therapist named Lionel Logue, whom one newspaper in the 1930s famously dubbed The Quack who saved a King.
Logue wasnt a British aristocrat or even an Englishman - he was a commoner and an Australian to boot. Nevertheless it was the outgoing, amiable Logue who single-handedly turned the nervous, tongue-tied Duke of York into one of Britains greatest kings after his brother, Edward VIII, abdicated in 1936 over his love of Mrs Simpson.
This is the previously untold story of the remarkable relationship between Logue and the haunted future King George VI, written with Logues grandson and drawing exclusively from his grandfather Lionels diaries and archive. It throws an extraordinary light on the intimacy of the two men, and the vital role the Kings wife, the late Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, played in bringing them together to save her husbands reputation and reign.
The Kings Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy is an astonishing insight into a private world. Logues diaries also reveal, for the first time, the torment the future King suffered at the hands of his father George V because of his stammer. Never before has there been such a personal portrait of the British monarchy - at a time of its greatest crisis - seen through the eyes of an Australian commoner who was proud to serve, and save, his King.
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Please refresh the page and retry. There are many forms of irony — verbal, dramatic, situational and so on — but the one that surely applied to King George VI was the irony of fate. It was as if the gods, or Fates, were amusing themselves by toying with his mind, mocking his failings, reminding him that he was very much a mortal. A cruel fate for a King. Even crueller, his reign coincided with a revolution in mass communication. For the first time in British history, subjects could listen to their monarch addressing them through their wireless sets, as if he were with them in their living rooms.
The movie has been nominated for just about every existing award, and a bevy of Oscar nominations are forthcoming. The period drama is also on its way to financial success. Bertie, as he was known, seeks the help of a speech therapist played by Geoffrey Rush , and the two spend most of the film—differences in social status be damned—bonding. By the time the credits roll, Bertie has conquered his stammer, and the British people are well on their way to vanquishing fascism—the latter, naturally, having been aided by the former, thanks to an inspiring royal address from Buckingham Palace after the German invasion of Poland. The only reason that Bertie managed to ascend to the throne in the first place was that his older brother, David aka Edward VIII , decided to abdicate so he could marry a Baltimore divorcee by the name of Wallis Simpson. And, as a way of presenting his political views, we see him make a single foolish comment about the Nazis.
A feel good movie in which the King overcomes various personal issues of self worth in a brave feat of public speaking and attempting to overcome his stammer while addressing his people. After seeing various speech therapists at no avail, his wife finds a very unconventional speech therapist Lionel Louge played by Geoffrey Rush. King George VII had many physical ailments as a child many which were treated harshly and and the stammering was thought to be physical but Lionel Louge has different ideas. He believe that it comes from deeper psychological issues, a very strange notion at the time. But after speaking about his childhood, lack of friends and even bullying, the King begins to open up to Louge and realise that he can be a great leader. After being pushed into power as King of England Firth must speak for the people in a time of war. The radio leak now being a common household item the king needs to address all his subjects on the air.
The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in , and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch.
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Sign in., The men become friends as they work together, and after his brother abdicates the throne , the new king relies on Logue to help him make his first wartime radio broadcast on Britain's declaration of war on Germany in
Sign in. The story of King George VI , his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in , and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth hires Lionel Logue, an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence. After his brother abdicates, George "Bertie" reluctantly assumes the throne.