Colin Firth, Best Actor in the Oscars Photo: Reader's Digest
Last month we expressed hopes for multiple awards for the film, The King's Speech, which tells the story of how Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue helped England's King George VI conquer his stammer. We are chuffed that Colin Firth has taken out the Oscar for Best Actor and The King's Speech has won Best Film. This was one of the most touching true stories we've ever included in Encounters, in our abridgment of Queen Elizabeth: the Queen Mother. We'd also love to give some RD attention to Mark Logue, the grandson of Lionel, who co-wrote a book of the same name, a biography of his grandfather. Watch this space! In the meantime, here's Mark Logue's self-deprecating comment on being asked if he's thrilled by the awards. His answer is yes, but he feels he belongs in the wings: 'Sadly there's no Oscar for a grandson in a consulting role!'
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