BBFC Change King’s Speech Rating
The cast and crew of The King’s Speech – which stars Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush – are very likely to be celebrating today after the British Board of Film Classification have reconsidered it’s certificate rating, taking it from a 15 to a 12A.
Rush, who plays the character of speech therapist Lionel Logue, speculates it was because of a scene in which the King is encouraged to swear in order to help him overcome his stammer. “The reason we probably had the 15 rating was because of the speech therapy techniques which is quite substantiated over the last 60 or 70 years. It’s patient swearing – they swear fluently without stammering… But the words are not in any abusive or hurtful context, so maybe they saw sense.”
Firth, 50, who plays main character King George VI commented: “It’s wonderful news. They did the right thing.” F-f-f-f-f*ck yeah they did Colin.