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Colin Firth on The King's Speech

21 October 2010 Last updated at 09:58 BST

Thursday night will see the British premiere of The King's Speech at the London Film Festival.

Since its arrival on the festival circuit six weeks ago, the film has been heavily praised for its storytelling and acting.

It stars Colin Firth as the British monarch George VI and explores his relationship with his Australian speech therapist, played by Geoffrey Rush, who helped him overcome his stammer.

The film's backers are predicting that it will win Oscars, as Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.