27 Feb '11, 3am

We chat up Tom Hooper, director of The King's Speech.

We chat up Tom Hooper, director of The King's Speech.

published on Feb 24 2011 - 15:03 Tom Hooper, director of The King’s Speech Congrats on your recent Director’s Guild win. That’s often a precursor to Oscar gold. Thanks. I was literally shaking at the ceremony, physically. That’s never happened before. My dad was there. And when I looked out into the crowd, I saw all my childhood heroes: Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Clint Eastwood. Welcome to the club. Ha. When I was 12 years old, I used to have an imaginary acquaintance with Spielberg. Now he’s out there smiling at me. It was pretty profound. How important are awards in the grand scheme of things? For me, the ultimate pleasure is the work. But it is quite surreal. Do you feel a little like Colin Firth up there, stammering? That connection isn’t lost on me. Actually, I’ve made a film about a director – one who happens to be a speech therapist. And his actor happens to b...

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