The King's Speech - more posters & BIFA awards

It takes leadership to confront a nation's fear.
It takes friendship to conquer your own.

New Canadian promo posters of The King's Speech for Alliance Films:




















Highlight of my day: offer of tickets to early screening of film tomorrow night
Lowlight: unable to obtain tickets and finding out film doesn't open until Dec. 22
Update: turns out that I was able to go and thoroughly enjoy
what I hope will be this year's Oscar winner! (My review)

I also came across this today... The Story behind The King's Speech
(Read interview with Lionel Logue's grandson)

The King's Speech was honoured at BIFA!
The film dominated the British Independent Film Awards receiving 5 of the awards handed out on Sunday in London, England.

Best British Independent Film
Best Actor: Colin Firth
Best Supporting Actress: Helena Bonham Carter
Best Supporting Actor: Geoffrey Rush
Best Screenplay: David Seidler

and also handed out that night was the Richard Harris Award given to Helena Bonham Carter to mark her contribution to the movie industry
Helena remarked: "I have to thank the boyfriend because he's given me so many good parts,from chimpanzees to a queen with big head."

(3 of her queenly roles: Lady Jane, Alice in Wonderland, The King's Speech)

More on THE KING'S SPEECH

4 comments:

  1. I can't believe this isn't coming to Ottawa this weekend. I joked that I would drive to Toronto from Waterloo if I had to, and it looks like I will have to...
    Why do they do this? Only 5 theatres this weekend in all of Canada??!!!
    So sorry you can't see it until the 22nd :(
    But it will make for a Happy Christmas for you!

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  2. Jenny, hope you get to see it soon! I would think that Waterloo would have it sooner than later!

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  3. Hi Charleybrown! By the way, great blog. I saw The King's Speech last night in TO and I still keep steaming up with tears. I loved it. So glad that you got to see it already. Loved your review. I have linked your blog to mine and I check yours every day. You are my hero.

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  4. Jenny, so glad you got to see it and thanks for linking to my blog! I'm flattered! btw, have you tried Google Reader? I love it to TRY to keep track of the many blogs out there!

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