There wasn’t a huge amount of buzz about The King’s Speech until it screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and went of to pick up the People’s Choice award. The reception was so good that it’s now seen as an Oscars frontrunner. The movie is about George VI, known to his family as Bertie, who was unespectedly thrust onto the throne when his brother abdicated. This was particularly problematic as he had a bad stammer, but was now suddenly supposed to speak for the nation, which became even more pressing as war approached. Colin Firth takes the main role, with Helena Bonham Carter as Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) and Geoffrey Rush as Lionel Logue, the man who talk Bertie to speak. It’ll hit UK cinemas on January 7th, but click below for the trailer.