From Darcy to King George: why Hollywood's giving Colin the royal treatment

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From Darcy to King George: why Hollywood's giving Colin the royal treatment

Another Academy Award nomination followed for The King’s Speech in 2011.

The drama follows the moving story of George VI, who was forced to step in following his brother's abdication, beating his stammer and natural reserve to provide courageous leadership during World War II.

Much of its power is based on Colin’s portrayal of the royal's difficult journey from shy second son to the 'top job'