The King’s Speech – a reunion

29 Jan

If you haven’t seen this yet, drop everything and go now! Yes, it is a marvellous piece of filmmaking, has stellar acting (Firth for the Oscar!) and has beautiful, luscious period costumes and detail.

But what I found most interesting was this: it stars Mr Darcy, Lizzy Bennet and even Mr Collins from the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice!

Colin Firth (Mr Darcy) is in the titular role of King George VI, Jennifer Ehle (Lizzy) plays Lionel Logue’s wife Myrtle and David Bamber (the superbly oleaginous Mr Collins) has a small role as a theatre director.

A lovely touch, especially when (tiny spoiler ahead) Myrtle meets the King.

Basically this is just an excuse to post this picture taken at a lunch in New York to promote the film.

I’m sure all you period drama fans will rejoice in that photo as much as I have.

Please check back soon for more updates, follow me on Twitter @perioddramasuk and say hello in the comment box!

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6 Responses to “The King’s Speech – a reunion”

  1. RAFrenzy January 29, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

    I love your picture! And I must go see ‘The King’s Speech’. I’m going now! : D

    Love the spoiler.

    • Helen S January 29, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

      The spoiler is a great incentive to see it! I hope to get some RA related posts up at some point so check back soon!

      • RAFrenzy January 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

        That would be great, but if you never do that, I’m still enjoying this.

  2. Charleybrown January 29, 2011 at 5:45 pm #

    Great photo! I adored the film anyway but it was an added bonus to see the scene with Colin & Jennifer together!

    • Helen S January 29, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

      Wasn’t it just? I’m such a fangirl sometimes…. Been following your blog for a while, so thanks for the inspiration!

      • Charleybrown January 29, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

        Thanks! Lots of period drama love to go around!

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