Thank you to my parents, my mom and dad who are in the audience tonight. And I know there’s been a lot of thanking of mums, but this is slightly different, because my mum in 2007 was invited by some Australian friends in London to a fringe theatre play reading of an unproduced, unrehearsed play called The King’s Speech. Now she’s never been invited to a play reading in her entire life before. She almost didn’t go, because it didn’t sound exactly promising, but thank God she did, because she came home, rang me up and said “Tom, I think I found your next film.” So with this tonight, I honor you, and the moral of the story is “Listen to your mother.”
Best Director Oscar winner TOM HOOPER, recounting the amazing story of how The King’s Speech came to the big screen.