Director: Nicholas Hytner
Writer: Alan Bennett (play & screenplay)
Cast: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Rupert Graves, Rupert Everett, Amanda Donohoe, Julian Wadham, John Wood, Jim Carter, Anthony Calf
Synopsis: Written by Alan Bennett and directed by Nicholas Hytner, this Academy Award-winning masterpiece of royal intrigue is potent, engrossing and thrilling. Just five years after losing the rebellious colonies, it appears that England's King George III (Nigel Hawthorne) is now losing his mind.
Suddenly, the stately monarch is hallucinating, shouting obscenities, behaving lewdly towards the Queen's (Helen Mirren) comely lady-in-waiting and generally becoming a candidate for the lunatic asylum. The palace doctors are baffled, but the Prince of Wales (Rupert Everett), tired of playing the waiting game, conspires to take advantage of the situation. Will the King's supporters be able to restore their monarch's wits before he's stripped of his throne?