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Sep
24th
2010

The King’s Speech: How a King of England faced his stuttering

By AIS, 10:13 am

The King's Speech - a film about stuttering

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.

4 Comments »

  1. Wow, thanks for the heads up on this film. Also eagerly awaiting to see how effective the portrail of stuttering is, and the effect it has on it’s viewers.

    Comment by wes — September 24, 2010 @ 11:02 am

  2. My first two sons, who were only 14 months apart started stuttering at age two and three. It dawned on me that they were both wanting to talk to me at the same time. I figured that if I would take one for a walk in their stroller, spending one on one time with them, that would be what was needed. They could each have my undivided attention. I did this every day for a month or so. The problem was finished. They never stuttered again.

    Comment by loretta cecardo — January 15, 2011 @ 9:22 pm

  3. It is a magnificent movie, with an outstanding performance from Firth. It has made me sit up and think differently about the problems suffered by stutterers.

    Comment by Susy Constantine — February 4, 2011 @ 1:22 pm

  4. I sympathise with all people who stammer, and I am sure this film will help

    Comment by Ugly Guy — February 4, 2011 @ 1:50 pm

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