King George III's bout of madness in 1788 touched off the Regency Crisis of 1788 and triggered a power struggle between factions of Parliament under the Tory Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger and the reform-minded Leader of the Opposition Charles James Fox.
At first, the King's behaviour appears mildly eccentric. He is deeply concerned with the wellbeing and productivity of Great Britain, and exhibits an encyclopedic knowledge of the families of even the most obscure royal appointments. He is devoted to his loving wife and their large brood of 15 children. However, he is growing more unsettled, partly over the loss of America. His memory fails, his behavior becomes erratic and hypersexual, he talks and talks, and his urine turns blue.
|Genre:||Biography, Comedy, Drama, History|
|Country:||United Kingdom, United States|
|Produced By:||David Parfitt, Mark Cooper, Stephen Evans|
|Directed By:||Nicholas Hytner|
|Written By:||Alan Bennett|
|Cast:||Helen Mirren, Natalie Palys, Fergus Webster, Caroline Harker, Rupert Graves, Clive Brunt, James Peck, David Leon, John Wood, Adrian Scarborough, Michael Grandage, Jeremy Child, Charlotte Curley, Paul Corrigan, Cassandra Halliburton, Nigel Hawthorne, Russell Martin, Robert Swann, Struan Rodger, Roger Hammond, Cyril Shaps, Julian Wadham, Selina Cadell, Martin Julier, Thomas Copeland, Janine Duvitski, Anthony Calf, Amanda Donohoe, Dermot Keaney, Celestine Randall, Eve Camden, Nick Sampson, Nicholas Irons, Ian Holm, Peter Woodthorpe, Nicholas Selby, Peter Bride-Kirk, Matthew Lloyd Davies, Geoffrey Palmer, Joanna Hall, Iain Mitchell, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Alan Bennett, Rupert Everett, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Barry Stanton, Jim Carter|
|In Theaters:||Dec 28, 1994|
|Runtime:||1 hour 44 minutes|
|Production:||The Samuel Goldwyn Company, Channel Four Films, Close Call Films, Twentieth Century Fox|
|Available On:||Amazon, Itunes, Vudu|
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