Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The King's Speech

Colin Firth is receiving excellent reviews for his performance in The King's Speech, the story of George VI, the father of Elizabeth II, and the man who sat on the throne during World War II, and his lifelong fight to overcome a debilitating stutter. Geoffrey Rush stars as the king's speech therapist and Helena Bonham Carter as the king's wife, Queen Elizabeth. Here is a link with Colin Firth's interview with Katie Couric. Thanks to Vic at Jane Austen's World for finding this.

At the end of the 30-minute interview, Firth briefly mentions that he is currently filming Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, one of my favorite PBS series. He plays Bill Haydon, who after the lead, George Smiley, is the most intriguing character in the book by John Le Carre. I'm looking forward to seeing both.

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