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The Madness of King George (1994)

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Rupert Graves Rupert Graves
Greville
Helen Mirren Helen Mirren
Queen Charlotte
Amanda Donohoe Amanda Donohoe
Lady Pembroke
Rupert Everett Rupert Everett
Prince of Wales
Julian Rhind-Tutt Julian Rhind-Tutt
Duke of York
Nigel Hawthorne Nigel Hawthorne
George III
Anthony Calf Anthony Calf
Fitzroy


Written by
Alan Bennett Alan Bennett
play The Madness of George III


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The Madness

15 years, 1 month ago at Aug 30 13:27
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Excellent costume drama set in 1788 that tells the story of King George III during his periods of ‘insanity’. The king’s courtiers and loyal Prime Minister William Pitt – beautifully played by Julian Wydam, do their best to disguise the loveable king's ‘madness’ from his enemies – one of them the king’s own son, a very unpleasant Prince of Wales – played with relish by Rupert Eve... read more

Intriguing and Smart

14 years, 7 months ago at Feb 22 20:51
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The story of King George's bout with madness is interesting and could easily have been done badly. But the script keeps a healthy distance and gives the viewer flashes of depth. The ending seemed a bit contrived as the King is coincidentally cured the day his son goes to take regency. But apart from a few boring plot devices I think they did a nice job of not going over the top in acting. It w... read more

A good movie

7 years ago at Sep 28 17:21
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I remember it quite well, when it was released,  there was a pretty good buzz about this movie which was the main reason why I eventually checked it out. Basically,  it was a pretty good mix between a comedy and a historical periode drama. Obviously,  this movie would be mostly remembered for the  great performance delivered by the late Nigel Hawthorne. Eventually, the guy would receive a well... read more
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A meditation on power and the metaphor of the body of state, based on the real episode of dementia experienced by George III [now suspected a victim of porphyria, a blood disorder]. As he loses his senses, he becomes both more alive and more politically marginalized; neither effect desirable to his lieutenants, who jimmy the rules to avoid a challenge to regal authority, raising the question of who is really in charge.
Release date: 28 December 1994
UPC: 027616862808
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