What is it that makes Colin Firth, Helen Mirren and Judi Dench so good at playing our monarchs of old? Is it maturity, is it talent or is it just that they all have a crown fetish? From the Sixteenth Century up to the present day, many actors have tried to play royalty, and few have succeeded. Those that have are celebrated here.
It’s Wednesday! Films exist! We’re all poor! You know someone on Orange? You know someone on Orange! We take some time out of our busy schedules (looking at Wyld Stallyns t-shirts on PriceDrop TV) to discuss what you should and shouldn’t see on this, this Wednesday, this holy night. Please do join in.
In the wake of critical and commercial successes such as The Queen and The Young Victoria, director Tom Hooper has taken on one of the most obscure dramas in recent British royal history – the titanic struggle which King George VI faced whenever he was called upon to speak in public. In doing so, he has categorically made the best film of both his own and Colin Firth’s career. The King’s Speech is perfect.