The wrong king?

February 2, 2011

Geoffrey Rush against re-editing “King’s Speech”

USA/Rush also voiced his frustration over critics who say “The King’s Speech’ distorts history by omitting details, such as Edward VII’s (Guy Pearce) Nazi sympathies and Winston Churchill’s (Timothy Spall) support of Edward VII during his embarrassing abdication of the throne to his brother.

The article wrongly attributes actor Guy Pearce to playing Edward VII. He is in fact playing Edward VIII. King Edward VII was Queen Victoria’s son.


Yes. We corrected that: GBU Editor

Cast member Guy Pearce answers a question at the HBO panel for the television series “Mildred Pierce” during the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, California January 7, 2011.  REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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