Tom Hooper at the Hollywood Awards Gala
HollywoodNews.com: Director Tom Hooper’s latest feature film, “The King’s Speech,” recently won the People’s Choice Award at the 35th annual Toronto International Film Festival, garnering enormous Oscar season buzz. Inspired by the true story of Britain’s King George VI (played by Colin Firth) who overcame a speech impediment with the help of a dedicated yet unconventional therapist, played by Geoffrey Rush — at a time when the British people needed a leader’s voice.
Hooper’s career includes directing Emmy-winning long-form television, including the commanding “John Adams” for HBO. Hooper directed the critically-acclaimed, “The Damned United,” as well as “Red Dust” starring Hilary Swank and “Longford” starring Jim Broadbent.
Image courtesy of the Hollywood Awards Gala.