King's Speech DVD arrives in UK

Those with their finger on the pre-order pulse will be expecting their lovingly packaged DVD of the award-winning film The King's Speech in the post today, but for the rest of you it will only take a short trip down to your local supermarket/film store to get your hands a DVD of your very own.

The new release not only features the finest British film of recent years but is also jampacked with Extras, including: director's commentary, making of, interview with Mark Logue (presenter of Bedlam's documentary The King's Speech Revealed), real speeches from King George VI, production sketches and a photo gallery that goes behind the scenes.

All in all, in makes for a perfect summer evening's entertainment for all the family.


DGA and SAG awards for King's Speech

The King's Speech continued its success in the awards season with three more prizes over the weekend. Congratulations to Tom Hooper for winning the Directors Guild of America award for Outstanding Director on Saturday, before Colin Firth continued his impressive winning streak with the Screen Actors Guild award for Best Actor on Sunday. The film also won the SAG's ensemble prize celebrating the entire cast's performance, which many see as the awards' equivalent to Best Film.


King's Speech leads Oscar nominations

A huge congratulations to everyone involved in The King's Speech, which has just been announced as the Oscar frontrunner with an incredible 12 Academy Awards nominations. The ceremony takes place on 27 February but until then all at Bedlam are riding high.

Click the link for a full list of The King's Speech's nominations.

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Top award for King's Speech

Huge congratulations to Bedlam's own Gareth Unwin, and Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See Saw Films, after they landed the top prize at the Producers Guild of America Awards on Saturday night. The King's Speech won Best Theatrical Motion Picture, proving the Oscar race is still wide open, with nominations announced tomorrow.


Golden Globes honour Firth

Congratulations to Colin Firth, who won his first ever Golden Globe Best Actor award last night for his role as King George VI in The King's Speech. The film was also nominated in six other categories.

Next up are the BAFTA nominations, announced tomorrow, followed by the Academy Award nominations next week. Fingers crossed.


Firth gets Hollywood Star

Congratulations to Colin Firth, currently winning accolades for his performance in The King's Speech, who was awarded the 2,429th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday, joining some of the greatest actors from throughout the ages.

Meanwhile, Gareth has joined Colin and the rest of gang in Los Angeles in preparation for Sunday's Golden Globes Awards ceremony, with The King's Speech nominated in 7 categories. Good luck everybody!


King's Speech leads BAFTA Long List

It was announced today that The King's Speech has made the Long List for 15 awards at the 2011 BAFTAs. We look forward to the official nominations when they are released on 18 January.


King's Speech on UK release

Today's the day! Our multi-award winning feature film The King's Speech is finally on general release in the UK and is waiting for you to go and see it. Please take a friend or ten along to your local cinema and enjoy the film, it's a real treat and will have you punching the air with patriotic triumph in no time. Spread the word!


PGA nomination for Gareth

Congratulations to our very own Gareth Unwin, who has been nominated for the Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures award by the Producers Guild of America, along with Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See Saw Films. The PGA nod is the latest in a long line of prestigious nominations for The King's Speech, and the first of 2011!


SAG back TKS

The King's Speech has been nominated for 4 Screen Actors Guild awards, for Best Cast, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. The winners will be announced on 30 January, 2011.


STOP PRESS - King's Speech leads Golden Globes nominations

Nominations for the 2011 Golden Globes have just been announced and The King's Speech is out in front with seven nominations. We'll find out on 16 January whether or not the film has won Best Drama, Best Director (Tom Hooper), Best Screenplay (David Seidler), Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush), Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter), and Best Score (Alexandre Desplat). Congratulations to all!


Five more awards for TKS

The King's Speech has picked up five more end-of-year awards in the US. The Southeastern Film Critics Association awarded Colin Firth the Best Actor prize, Geoffrey Rush won for Best Supporting Actor, and David Seidler picked up the Best Original Screenplay award. Colin and David won again at the San Fransisco Film Critics Circle Awards.


AFI honours TKS

The King's Speech has been honoured with a Special Award by the American Film Institute, which typically celebrates only American-made films.


Firth is Star of the Year

Congratulations to Colin Firth, who won Variety Magazine's International Star of the Year Award at the 7th Dubai Film Festival, which was opened by The King's Speech. The award was presented by the lovely Carey Mulligan.


More nominations for King's Speech

The Critics Choice Movie Awards nominations were announced today and The King's Speech has been put forward for a massive 11 awards, including four nods for Acting, as well as Direction, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume Design, Art Direction, Score, and Best Film.


Colin Firth wins again - thrice!

Colin added another accolade to his collection after winning the Los Angeles Film Critics Association award for Best Actor, for his stammering performance as King George VI in The King's Speech. Geoffrey Rush was also runner-up in the Best Supporting Actor category, David Seidler was runner-up for Best Screenplay, and Eve Stewart was the runner-up for Best Production Design.

Then a little later in the day it was announced that Colin has been awarded Best Actor by the New York Film Critics Circle, and closer to home he also won Best Actor at the Richard Attenborough Film Awards, voted for by regional film critics in the UK.


Pictures from Gareth's TKS tour

On Friday and Saturday, Gareth visited Nottingham and Bristol to attend Q&A sessions at screenings of The King's Speech. Click 'read more' to see pictures.


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STOP PRESS - King's Speech enjoys BIFA success

We are delighted to announce that The King's Speech scooped FIVE awards at the British Independent Film Awards last night, winning Best Film, Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter), Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush) and Best Screenplay (David Seidler). Congratulations to all involved!


Colin wins in Washington

Colin Firth was awarded the Best Actor prize by the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) today. The King's Speech had also been nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Screenplay.


King's Speech recognised amongst year's best

The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures - one of America's oldest and most celebrated critical bodies - has included The King's Speech in its Top Ten films of 2010. The NBR is often seen as an early indicator of those films that will be recognised by the Oscars...


King's Speech tours UK

Gareth will be accompanying The King's Speech to Nottingham and Bristol this weekend, to participate in Q&A sessions organised by BAFTA. The screenings will take place at Nottingham's Broadway cinema on Friday 3 December and at Bristol's Watershed cinema on Saturday 4 December, where Gareth will be joined by the film's director, Tom Hooper. Get tickets here.


King's Speech nominated for Spirit Award

It was today announced that The King's Speech has been nominated in the Best Foreign Film category at the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards, a key event in the lead up to the Oscars that celebrates films made outside Hollywood's major studios.


King's Speech breaks 2010 record upon US release!

The King's Speech had a fantastic opening in 4 cinemas in the US this Thanksgiving weekend, raking in an average of almost $87,500 per theatre that handed the film the record for highest per-theatre-average of 2010. Not only that, but the film has jumped into the Top 10 of films with the highest per-theatre-averages ever recorded (not including animated Disney films), nestling at number 6 between There Will Be Blood and Memoirs Of A Geisha.

Read more about it here, then go and see the film when it enjoys a wider release throughout December.


The King's Speech goes live!!

The King's Speech is released in selected cinemas in the US today, before spreading across the country. Next stop Canada, on 10 December!


King's Speech to open in US

All at Bedlam are eagerly awaiting the US release of The King's Speech tomorrow in select cinemas. Please tell your American friends!


Exam goes international

It's all happening for the award-winning Exam - not only does the film go on DVD release in the US today, but the film can also be seen in cinemas in South Korea (12 screens) and Belgium (2 screens), along with an imminent theatrical release in Mexico on 70 screens. Stay tuned for further news on releases in Scandinavia, France, Spain and Germany.


US premiere for The King's Speech

Gareth and Simon are in New York for the first premiere of The King's Speech outside of the festival circuit. We all now keenly await the US release on 26 November!


STOP PRESS - The King's Speech shortlisted for top LFF prize

It was today announced that The King's Speech is amongst 12 films nominated for the Best Film award at the 2010 BFI London Film Festival. The award will be presented at a ceremony on 27 October, chosen by a jury chaired by Patricia Clarkson and including Gabriel Byrne, Sandy Powell and Shekhar Kapur.


Exam is available to purchase

Exam is available to purchase on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK, from 7 June.

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King's Speech tops BAFTA noms

Congratulations to everyone involved with The King's Speech, which has been nominated for an incredible 14 BAFTA awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor, as well as every other category the film is eligible for. The awards ceremony will take place in Covent Garden on 13 February.