The Madness of King George

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Aging King George III (Nigel Hawthorne) of England is exhibiting signs of madness, a problem little understood in 1788. As the monarch alternates between bouts of confusion and near-violent outbursts of temper, his hapless doctors attempt the ineffectual cures of the day. Meanwhile, Queen Charlotte (Helen Mirren) and Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger (Julian Wadham) attempt to prevent the king's political enemies, led by the Prince of Wales (Rupert Everett), from usurping the throne.

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Rated: PG-13
Duration: 0 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Nicholas Hytner
Screenwriter: Alan Bennett
Cast: Nigel Hawthorne
Helen Mirren
Amanda Donohoe
Rupert Everett
Ian Holm
Rupert Graves
Julian Wadham
Jim Carter
Geoffrey Palmer
Alan Bennett