Congratulations to the lovely and talented Mr Firth on his Best Actor BAFTA for his role as “Bertie”, aka Prince Albert Duke of York, later King George VI. He looks rather chuffed.
Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter took out matching Best Supporting Actor gongs as The King’s Speech swept the awards.
Do go and see it if you haven’t already. The social stigma given to stammering is given its due weight by casting it against the background of the Abdication crisis. This lovingly uplifting film has not been overhyped.
P.S. I loved the neat little touch of not quite reuniting Lizzy and Darcy by casting Jennifer Ehle as Myrtle Logue.
P.P.S. Nice page on the film and its press at firth.com