The trailer is now out for the film The King’s Speech, which stars Colin Firth as George VI, the King of England during World War II and a person who stuttered.
The film looks gorgeous and evocative and has made impressive showings on the film festival circuit. The film recently won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival–a good sign as several previous winners of the award have gone on to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
We are excited to see this film, which focuses on George’s struggle with stuttering and how he enlisted the help of a speech therapist as he guided England into war.
Through The King’s Speech, the field of stuttering will be in the limelight in a positive context. We look forward to seeing how it benefits public understanding of the disorder and encourages people worldwide who stutter.