- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 5, 2001
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital Stereo - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Cannes 1995 -
Best Actress: Helen Mirren
Premiere - 02/01/1995
"...[Hawthorne] has a blast....Mirren is marvelous....But the real treat is Everett..."
Rolling Stone - 01/26/1995
"...Comedy and tragedy cohere in this extraordinary film....The thrill of Hawthorne's astounding performance is not something you want to miss..."
New York Times - 12/28/1994
"...There's much to admire in [Hytner's] splendid screen adaptation....A deft, mischievous, beautifully acted historical drama with exceptionally broad appeal..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/20/1995
"...[Hawthorne] makes a dignified and affecting monarch....The humor [is] built into this sharp-witted human comedy..." -- Rating: B+
Sight and Sound - 04/01/1995
"...Brisk, confident direction....It manages the rare feat of being both cinematic and theatrical..."
Los Angeles Times - 12/28/1994
"...Potent, engrossing and even thrilling to experience....THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE keeps us amused, surprised and delighted..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 01/27/1995
"...Bennett's play, and the direction by Nicholas Hytner, are more lighthearted than analytical, and the performance by Nigel Hawthorne as the ailing king is barbed and yet lovable..."
This is the true story of King George III, the British monarch credited with losing the American colonies--and who lost his sanity shortly thereafter. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including Best Actor--Nigel Hawthorne, Best Supporting Actress--Helen Mirren and Best (Adapted) Screenplay. Academy Award: Best Art Direction.
Mental Illness |
Period Piece |
Theatrical Release |
- An intertitle at the film's conclusion explains that King George may have suffered from a hereditary metabolic disorder known as porphyria, which produces chemical changes in the body and dementialike symptoms.