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The Madness of King George

Based on Alan Bennett's acclaimed play, The Madness of King George takes a dark-humoured look at the mental decline of King George III of the United Kingdom. As the monarch alternates between bouts of confusion and near-violent outbursts of temper, his doctors attempt the ineffectual cures of the time. Meanwhile, the Prince of Wales plots to take the throne from the King, whom many blame for the loss of the colonies. However, the prime minister and his wife Queen Charlotte (Helen Mirren) are determined to prevent such a betrayal.

Nicholas Hytner
Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Rupert Graves, Rupert Everett
1994 | 110 min
Comedy, Drama
United Kingdom
Outstanding British Film, Best Actor in a Leading Role, BAFTA Awards, 1995