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Art Works Podcast: David Seidler

This week’s podcast features a conversation with David Seidler, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of The King’s Speech. The film also received the much-coveted best picture nod, as well as an Oscar for Colin Firth’s portrayal of England’s George VI, who was determined to overcome his profound stammer. The biggest surprise of the evening was the win for Seidler, who at 73, is the oldest recipient of that award. He accepted his award on behalf of all the stutterers throughout the world, saying “We have a voice; we have been heard.” Seidler has been very forthcoming about his own history with stuttering, which partially accounts for the film’s sensitive exploration of the physical and emotional turmoil of the king’s plight.

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