Hyde Park On Hudson

Olivia Colman and Sam West are the real stars ......

Olivia Colman and Sam West are the real stars

Opening nationwide this Friday, 1 February, is Roger Michell’s Hyde Park On Hudson, the story of how George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited President Roosevelt to secure his support before the anticipated Second World War.

Bill Murray plays the President: despite the definite twinkle in his eye, the canny politician is never far from the surface.  But the two real stars of the film are Olivia Colman, wonderfully brittle as Queen Elizabeth, and Sam West, whose King George VI is more troubled by his brother’s memory than his speech impediment.  Colman is, as hoped, nominated for a Best Supporting Actress BAFTA.

The Coops Review gave the film 4 stars in its London Film Festival review.  Read it in full here: https://fredacooper.wordpress.com/2012/10/16/a-special-relationship/.  It can also be downloaded as a podcast: http://www.cyberears.com/index.php/Browse/playaudio/17198

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