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Encyclopedia > The Madness of King George

The Madness of King George is a 1994 film which tells the story of King George III of the United Kingdom's deteriorating mental health, and the equally declining relationship between him and his son, the Prince of Wales. This film was originally released in theatres by The Samuel Goldwyn Company. 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... George III (George William Frederick) (4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain, and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until 1 January 1801, and thereafter King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... George IV (George Augustus Frederick) (12 August 1762 – 26 June 1830) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover from 29 January 1820. ... The Samuel Goldwyn Company was an independent film company founded by Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. ...


It stars Nigel Hawthorne as George III, Helen Mirren as Queen Charlotte, Ian Holm as Dr. Willis, Rupert Graves as Greville, Amanda Donohoe as Lady Pembroke, Rupert Everett as the Prince of Wales, Julian Rhind-Tutt as the Duke of York, Julian Wadham as George III's Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger, and Jim Carter as Whig MP Charles James Fox. Sir Nigel Hawthorne, CBE (5 April 1929 – 26 December 2001) was a renowned British actor. ... Mirren aged 24 in Age of Consent (1969) Dame Helen Mirren (born Ilyena Lydia Mironoff July 26, 1945) is a British stage, television and movie actress. ... Queen Charlotte (19 May 1744 - 17 November 1818) was the queen consort of King George III. Coronation portrait of Queen Charlotte by Allan Ramsay, National Portrait Gallery // Birth, youth, and marriage Charlotte was the youngest daughter of Charles Louis Frederick, Prince of Mecklenburg-Strelitz-Mirow (23 February 1707 - 5 June... Sir Ian Holm Sir Ian Holm CBE (born September 12, 1931) is a British actor. ... Rupert Graves (born 30 June 1963) is a British actor. ... Amanda Donohoe (born June 29, 1962 in London, England, UK) is a British actress. ... Rupert James Hector Everett (born May 29, 1959) is a British actor. ... George IV (George Augustus Frederick) (12 August 1762 – 26 June 1830) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover from 29 January 1820. ... Julian Rhind-Tutt (born July 20, 1968) is a British film and television actor. ... His Royal Highness The Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany (Frederick Augustus) (16 August 1763 - 5 January 1827) was a member of the British Royal Family, the second eldest child, and second son of King George III. From 1820 until his own death in 1827, he was the heir... In the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister is the head of government, exercising many of the executive functions nominally vested in the Sovereign, who is head of state. ... William Pitt the Younger (28 May 1759–23 January 1806) was a British politician during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. ... This article is about the British Whig party. ... MP or mp can mean any of the following: Member of Parliament Military Police Modus ponens Madhya Pradesh - a state in India Mathematical Physics Microprocessor Machine Pistol Molecular Pathology Multi-port Multi-platform Mission Possible - a Christian based childrens ministry Mission Praise - a Christian hymn book Montgomery-Pfeifer - A... The Right Honourable Charles James Fox (13 January 1749–13 September 1806) was a British Whig politician. ...


The movie was directed by Nicholas Hytner, and adapted by Alan Bennett from his play The Madness of George III. Bennett refused to sanction a film version unless Hawthorne was given first refusal for the title role after having a highly acclaimed performance in the theatre. Nicholas Hytner (born May 7, 1956) is an award-winning British theatrical and opera producer and director. ... Alan Bennett (born May 9, 1934) is an English writer and actor. ...


An urban legend circulates to this day that the Roman numerals were removed from the title of the film because U.S. test audiences misinterpreted them to mean it was a sequel. This, however, is untrue. Urban legends are a kind of folklore consisting of stories often thought to be factual by those circulating them. ... The system of Roman numerals is a numeral system originating in ancient Rome, and was adapted from Etruscan numerals. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations by or about: United States Wikinews has news related to this article: United States United States government CIA World Factbook Entry for United States House. ... A sequel is a work of fiction in literature, film, and other creative works that is produced after a completed work, and is set in the same universe but at a later time. ...


It won the Academy Award for Best Art Direction, and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Nigel Hawthorne), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Helen Mirren) and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium. The Academy Awards are the oldest awards ceremony for achievements in motion pictures. ... The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ...


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‘The Madness of King George’ (NR) (773 words)
What's worse, the king's physical infirmities seemed to have seeped into his brain, poisoning his reason to such a degree that everyone is forced to agree that George William Frederic, king of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover, is round the royal bend.
King -- as they affectionately refer to each other -- pull on their bedclothes and shake off the anxieties of office like any other loving old couple, tickling and giggling themselves to sleep.
In fact, King George's infirmities were most likely the result of porphyria, a metabolic imbalance that produces the symptoms of psychosis and that plagued him, off and on, until his death.
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