The King's Speech - Alexandre Desplat

Alexandre Desplat composed the soundtrack to the The King’s Speech, a British historical drama staring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter, and telling the story of King George VI’s ascension to the throne.

Alexandre Desplat has composed the film’s soundtrack; his other scores include the recent Harry Potter movie as well as his Oscar-nominated music for Fantastic Mr Fox.

The soundtrack for The King’s Speech was recorded at Abbey Road studios using original royal microphones that had been stored in the EMI archives for more than 70 years. These microphones were designed for King George VI for speeches on significant occasions – so it’s fitting that they’ve been put to such good use here.

Listen to our interview with the director of The King's Speech Tom Hooper

 

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