The Madness Of King George


(out of 5)

King George III () is suffering from an unknown ailment that threatens to render him unfit to sit upon the throne of England. This is a huge problem considering that his ambitious son () is looking to overthrow him and may now have the perfect opportunity to do so.   is brilliant as the confused and exasperated Queen, who wants so badly to help her husband but has no idea where to begin, while also doing everything she can to make sure his monarchy is secure during his illness. Fantastic dialogue by Alan Bennett (adapting his own play The Madness of George III) is a plus, not to mention a great supporting cast that includes the beautiful ,  and  as a surgeon with a militaristic approach to curing his sovereign. Hawthorne is the heartbeat of the film, and his performance is energetic, intelligent and unforgettable.

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United Kingdom, 1994

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on his play

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by ,

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  Cannes 1995

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Academy Award
Best Art Direction (art direction: Ken Adam; set decoration: Carolyn Scott)

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Nigel Hawthorne as “King George III”)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Helen Mirren as “Queen Charlotte”)
Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published) (Alan Bennett)

National Board Of Review Award
Top Ten Films

Cannes Film Festival Award
Best Actress (Helen Mirren)

Writers Guild Award Nomination
Best Adapted Screenplay

British Academy Awards
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Nigel Hawthorne)
Best Make Up/Hair
Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film

Best Film
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Helen Mirren)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Ian Holm)
Best Screenplay – Adapted
Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design
Best Sound
Best Editing
Best Production Design
David Lean Award for Direction (Nicholas Hytner)
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music

Goya Award Nomination
Best European Film



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