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Video – The King’s Speech‘s Writer Has Something to Say About One British Royal

David Seidler — the Oscar-nominated writer of The King’s Speech — had a stutter as a child, so it’s no wonder that he was attracted to King George VI’s quest to overcome his own stutter with the help of his good friend, played in the movie by Geoffrey Rush. In a new Countdown to the Red Carpet video, Seidler sat down with AMC News correspondent Jacob Soboroff to talk about the story that is at the heart of The King’s Speech (the same story that gave him the childhood inspiration to overcome his handicap) and how stuttering is a handicap that alienates and isolates.

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