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David Seidler wrote The King’s Speech as a play before it became a film for which he won both the Academy Award© and BAFTA for Best Screenplay. Charles Edwards – who recently appeared at Shakespeare’s Globe opposite Eve Best in Much Ado About Nothing for which he received an Evening Standard Best Actor Nomination – plays King George VI, and Australian born Jonathan Hyde, who was recently seen in The Deep Blue Sea at Chichester Festival Theatre, plays speech therapist Lionel Logue.

David Seidler’s story about how King George VI conquered his debilitating stammer with the help of maverick speech therapist Lionel Logue was one of 2010’s most successful films, winning countless awards including four Academy Awards© and seven BAFTAs and grossing over $400,000,000 worldwide at the Box Office.

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Joss Ackland, a seasoned actor with a rich career spanning stage, film, and television, brought his extensive experience to his role in The King's Speech, having previously portrayed iconic characters such as C. S. Lewis in Shadowlands and Juan Perón in the original London production of Evita. more...

Daniel Betts, a Drama Centre-trained actor, has an impressive theatre repertoire including roles in productions such as "The Great Game" and "Bedroom Farce," and was part of the cast of "The King's Speech" more...

Charles Edwards, a Guildhall School of Music and Drama alumnus, brought his extensive stage experience, including notable roles such as 'Sir Andrew Aguecheek' in Twelfth Night and 'Richard Hannay' in The 39 Steps, to his portrayal of 'King George VI' in The King's Speech. more...

Michael Feast, who played 'Foster' in the original cast of No Man’s Land at the National Theatre/Wyndham’s, brings a wealth of experience from both stage and screen to his roles. more...

Emma Fielding, a versatile British actress known for her extensive work in theater, film, and television, received an Olivier Award nomination for her role in "The King's Speech" in 2012, highlighting her continued excellence on the stage. more...

Jonathan Hyde, known for his extensive theatre work including roles in productions such as "Diaghilev" in Rattigan’s Nijinsky and "Hook/Mr. Darling" in Peter Pan, brought his seasoned acting skills to the cast of The King's Speech, a show that captivated audiences with its historical narrative. more...

David Killick, who has an extensive theatre background including roles in productions such as Richard III and The Madness of George III, brought his seasoned experience to the stage in The King's Speech. more...

Ian McNeice, a LAMDA-trained actor with an extensive background in theatre, television, and film, brought his seasoned expertise to the cast of "The King's Speech," having previously graced the stage in productions such as "Henry VIII" at the Globe and "Nicholas Nickleby" on Broadway. more...

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Adrian Noble Director
Anthony Ward Set Designer
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