THE KING'S SPEECH tells an incredible story - all of it true. King George VI (Colin Firth) - father of the current queen, Elizabeth - is a shy man who suffered from an acute stuttering problem. When he unexpectedly ascends the throne of England in 1936, he must rally his nation through Depression and the Second World War through the radio. His wife, Queen Mother Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) convinces him to employ a speech coach (Geoffrey Rush), whose wisdom and slightly unorthodox ways work wonder in the Royal Household and for a nation struggling for its existence. The luxurious score is by Alexander Desplat ("The Painted Veil").