‘The King’s Speech’ wins top honour at Toronto festivalBy IANS
Monday, September 20, 2010
LONDON - Hollywood actor Colin Firth’s starrer “The King’s Speech” has won top honour at the Toronto Film Festival.
The film in which Firth played the role of stammering monarch King George VI, won the People’s Choice Award.
The movie also stars Geoffrey Rush as the king’s speech therapist, and actress Helena Bonham Carter as the Queen Mother.
The film festival’s director, Piers Handling, predicted Oscar nominations for the three leads.
“So many people were talking about that film during the festival,” bbc.co.uk quoted Handling as saying.
The film’s director, Tom Hooper, said: “I am so proud that people responded to this film in a positive way.”