Tag Archives: The King’s Speech

BAFTAs Wrap-Up: Will ‘The King’s Speech’ Sweep Continue at the Oscars?

The King’s Speech, the period drama about King George VI’s struggle to overcome a stutter, won seven BAFTAs at yesterday’s ceremony (February 13). Its haul included awards for Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Supporting ...

Ready, Set, Go for the BAFTAs: A Preview

As the seemingly endless, Louboutin-shod march to the Academy Awards on February 27 continues, all eyes will focus on London this Sunday (February 13) evening when the British Academy of Film and Television Arts hands out its coveted ...

‘King’s Speech’ Director in Talks with Colin Firth for Future Project

The Oscar-nominated director of The King’s Speech, Tom Hooper, says he will collaborate with Colin Firth on a future project.

WATCH: Oscar Nominee Helena Bonham Carter: A Career in Clips

It always comes as a surprise to see Helena Bonham Carter dressed in the latest couture concoction while walking the red carpet for an awards show or movie premiere. Where’s the corset?

Queen Elizabeth Praises ‘The King’s Speech’

According to Deadline, Queen Elizabeth recently took in a “private viewing” of The King’s Speech, the historical drama showcasing her late father, King George VI, and his struggles with a speech impediment. She ...

A Half-Century After the Beatles, Is Another British Invasion Underway?

Is this all some sort of post-colonial payback? Has a gang of rogue Brits suddenly descended upon Hollywood and replaced our American-born gods with UK ones?

Colin Firth: From Literary Sex Symbol to British Acting Icon

For years, Colin Firth was the reading woman’s sex symbol. When a TV mini-series was made of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in 1995, and when a movie version was made of Bridget Jones’s Diary, Helen Fielding’s chick lit ...

Will the R-Rated ‘King’s Speech’ Get a Family-Friendly PG-13 Cut?

The King’s Speech leads this year’s Oscar nominations with 12 mentions, which is reportedly sparking the British period film’s surge at the box office. But the bosses at the film’s studio, the Weinstein Company, ...

WATCH: Interview with Oscar Nominee Colin Firth

Oscar Nominations: ‘The King’s Speech’ Leads with 12

The King's Speech dominated this morning's (January 25) Oscar nominations, with 12 total nominations, including ones for Colin Firth (watch our interview), Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, and director Tom Hooper. Christian Bale received recognition for The Fighter, but there are some notable British snubs this year.