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Watch Colin Firth on "60 Minutes," Plus The Real-Life Letters Behind "The King's Speech"

Photo of Caryn James By Caryn James | James on Screens February 21, 2011 at 2:26AM

Colin Firth has been everywhere in the run-up to the Oscars, but this new 60 Minutes interview goes beyond the usual questions; in fact it travels with Firth all the way back to his childhood neighborhood.
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Colin Firth has been everywhere in the run-up to the Oscars, but this new 60 Minutes interview goes beyond the usual questions; in fact it travels with Firth all the way back to his childhood neighborhood.

If it’s not the most penetrating Firth interview ever, that’s because much of the rich, absorbing piece is about the cache of letters between King George VI and Lionel Logue, the speech therapist played by Geoffrey Rush, and how the discovery of Logue’s letters and diaries informed The King's Speech. Scott Pelley talkes to Firth, Rush and Logue’s grandson Mark about the real-life documents behind the film.

Here’s the full 60 Minutes piece:



And here’s an especially fascinating 8-minute extra from the CBS website with more from Firth, Mark Logue and Pelley about the letters.



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