Kongens tale - filminnspillingsplasser i Storbritannia

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With The King's Speech receiving 12 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, critics and filmgoers alike have become captivated with the tale of King George VI's unlikely coronation and his struggle to overcome a speech impediment. While travellers may not be able to go back in...

Ely Cathedral

Cambridgeshire, England
Standing in for Westminster Abbey, Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire played a crucial setting in the film when Prince Albert was crowned King George VI, after his brother King Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry American divorcee, Wallis Simpson. Ely Cathedral dates back to the 12th century, and was also used as a location in the shooting of Elizabeth: The Golden Age. The breathtaking structure has elements of early and later gothic styles.

Hatfield House

Hertfordshire, England
Hatfield House dates back to Jacobean times. It is built on the site of the Royal Palace of Hatfield, the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth I. The house that sits on that site today was built by Robert Cecil, First Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I. Hatfield House is a popular tourist destination because of its association with Queen Elizabeth I, and is home to many of her personal items. The State Rooms also house important paintings, furniture, tapestries, and more. Opens for the 2011 season on 23 April, there are tours of the state rooms on weekdays and weekend self-guided tours.

Wembley Stadium

London, England
At the opening of The King’s Speech, Prince Albert is shown struggling to address the audience at the closing of the British Empire Exhibition. This event took place at Wembley Stadium (then known as Empire Stadium) in 1925. It was during this address that the Prince’s stammer became widely publicised, and he became desperate to have it treated. A venue for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Wembley Stadium is open for tours and lets guests visit the players' tunnel, changing rooms, trophy room steps, and more.

Windsor Castle

Windsor, England
Although it was not depicted in the film, Windsor Castle served as temporary home for King George VI and his family during World War II. Although the monarchy stayed in residence at Buckingham Palace during the war, they did spend most nights at Windsor for safety reasons. King George VI is buried at St. George’s Chapel, which is open to visitors to the castle grounds.

Knebworth House

Hertfordshire, England
Used for several interior and exterior shots in The King’s Speech, Knebworth House is built in a Tudor Gothic style and dates back to 1490. The stately home opens for the 2011 season on 26 March, and the grounds feature magnificent gardens, an adventure playground and miniature railway. Special events are often hosted in the grounds of the house as well.

Harley Street

London, England
In the Westminster district of London, Harley Street is where Lionel Logue, the Australian speech therapist, who treated King George VI for his stammer, set up offices in 1926. The street was known for having a high number of doctor and specialist offices. Today roughly 3,000 people work on and around Harley Street in the medical profession.

Sandringham House

Norfolk, England
Sandringham House was the birthplace of King George VI, and also where he died. Since his death, Queen Elizabeth II has spent the anniversary of her father’s death with her family at the house. Open to the public from April to October, the house is one of the most famous stately homes in Norfolk and is at the heart of the 8,000-hectare Sandringham Estate. Princess Diana was born in Park House on Sandringham Estate.

About King George:

King George IV reigned from 1936 until his death in 1952. He was succeeded by his daughter the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, who will celebrate her 60th year on the throne during her Diamond Jubilee in 2012. Later this year King George VI’s great grandson, Prince William, will wed his longtime girlfriend Catherine Middleton in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey on April 29th.


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