Rent The Madness of King George (1994)

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1h 44min
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His Majesty was all powerful and all knowing. But he wasn't quite all there. 1788 - King George IIl (Nigel Hawthorne) is almost 30 years into his reign and is once again preparing for the Opening of Parliament. Queen Charlotte (Helen Mirren) skillfully divides her role as both devoted wife and mother to their 15 children. Yet, despite the apparent veneer of respectability, something is going sadly awry within the walls of Windsor Castle. The King's behaviour is becoming increasingly irrational, he is babbling ceaselessly, spewing obscenities and attacking the Queen's Mistress of Robes, Lady Pembroke (Amanda Donohoe). Has the King of England gone...
mad? As the King's condition deteriorates, his son, the Prince of Wales (Rupert Everett) sets out to have his father declared unfit in order that he should be proclaimed Regent. The Queen is denied access to her husband and the King consequently becomes an isolated figure at the mercy of his own inept physicians. Not until he is persuaded to engage a new doctor, Dr Willis (Ian Holm) does the King show any signs of improvement. Yet the King's only true salvation relies on the support of the most potent of medicines - the Queen herself.
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Alan Bennett
Carolyn Scott, Ken Adam, Mark Thompson, George Fenton, Lisa Westcott, Tariq Anwar, David Crozier, Robin O'Donoghue, Christopher Ackland, Andrew Dunn
Channel 4
Comedy, Drama

1996 BAFTA Best Actor

1996 BAFTA Make-Up And Hair

1996 BAFTA Best British Film

1995 Cannes Best Actress

1995 Oscar Best Art Direction

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Run Time:
104 minutes
English Dolby Digital 2.0, English LPCM Stereo
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
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Give George a Chance - The Madness of King George review by RW

Spoiler Alert

This is an excellent film, especially if you wish to brush up on your history. The story of the Prince of Wales had particular relevance. And if you thought our parliament was fractious it seems this has a long track record. And for literary folk Fanny Burney was Lady in Waiting to the Queen

Caroline and was chased around Kew Gardens by the King.  Good fun all round. 

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