The King’s Speech gets Queen’s seal of approval

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  • The Queen was reportedly 'moved' by Colin Firth's portrayal of her father, George VI

    It’s already one of the most celebrated films of the year, but now The King’s Speech has earned the ultimate seal of approval – from the Queen herself.

    Her Majesty was reportedly treated to a private screening of the movie, which sees Colin Firth portray her father, George VI.

    The Queen herself features as a young girl in the movie, played by actress Freya Wilson.

    Palace sources told The Sun that the Monarch found Firth’s performance ‘moving’. The source added: ‘The Queen loves a good film. The King’s Speech is close to the bone as it is a portrayal of her family life in the 1930s.’

    ‘But she found it moving and enjoyable. She was clearly amused by some of the lighter moments.’

    The Queen has proven supportive of films about the royal family, even inviting Helen Mirren to lunch at Buckingham Palace, after she won the Best Actress Oscar for 2006’s The Queen.

    The King’s Speech has proved a huge hits with both audiences and critics, already scooping multiple awards, and leading nominations at the upcoming BAFTAs and Oscars.



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