Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Vote Now: Jameson Empire Awards 2015
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
The 2014 Christmas Gift Guide
Get 12 Issues For Only £25 Today
The perfect gift this Christmas
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
When Frodo Met Bilbo
Martin Freeman and Elijah Wood come together for Empire photoshoot
Exclusive: Colin Trevorrow Talks Jurassic World Trailer
“I’m comfortable going to Crazytown…”
Lake-town's Burning In New Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Pics
Benedict Cumberbatch's Smaug takes flight
Kevin Bacon Is Off To A Jungle
For Greg McLean's new survival thriller
The Independence Day Sequel Is Greenlit
Fox makes it officially official
First Trailers For Unfinished Business
Vince Vaughn's European work trip
Natalie Portman In Talks For Steve Jobs Film
Danny Boyle is looking to bolster his cast
Dan Gilroy Adapting Storming Las Vegas
Nightcrawler man working on the script for Antoine Fuqua
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
23 November 2014
Brenton Thwaites Set For Pirates Of The Caribbean 5
He'll discover if Dead Men Tell No Tales
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
17 July 2017
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
For No Good Reason (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Transcendence (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Book Thief (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Lone Ranger (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Eye Of The Storm (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Exclusive: Pirates 4 News From Rush
Richard Griffiths is King George II

27 October 2010  |  Written by Sam Toy  

submit to reddit

In case you missed Empire's LFF videblogisode of The King’s Speech gala, here's a very welcome nugget of casting news. While speaking with star Geoffrey Rush, he casually mentioned that he had recently been shooting some scenes with the delightful, brilliant Richard Griffiths.

The topic of conversation was Rush’s run of characters who mentor English monarchs – first as Sir Francis Walsingham in Elizabeth and The Golden Age, then as speech therapist Lionel Loeg to Colin Firth’s King George VI in The King’s Speech, and now, in the actor’s own words, “as a privateer in [George II]’s court, I mentor him as well – I’m creating my own fiercely independent genre.”

Despite a long and illustrious supporting cast already being announced, including Rush, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Stephen Graham and Gemma Ward already, this is the first mention of the Withnail & I and Naked Gun 2 1/2 stars’s involvement, and the news couldn’t be more welcome; roll on May 2011.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Avatar 2 And 3 Set For 2014 And 2015
Shooting is confirmed for 2011
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

I'm Confused
Are you sure it's George II that will be in this film? Does this film not have Blackbeard as one of it's main characters?? King George II did not become King George II until nine years after Blackbeards death. It was his father King George I that was king of Great Britain during Blackbeard's piracy. More

Posted by MDriver1981 at 01:43 on 11 November 2010 | Report This Post

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

6 issues for £20 plus free Gourmet Society Membership worth £69.95!
Get 6 months of Empire for just £20 and not only receive the world's greatest movie magazine and exclusive subscriber covers but you'll also receive up to 50% off restaurants nationwide and more with a free Gourmet Society Membership worth £64.99!Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Spoiler Podcast
Featuring the director, Francis Lawrence

Empire's Jurassic World Trailer Tour
Updated: Director Colin Trevorrow guides us through the first trailer

Vote Now: The Jameson Empire Awards 2015
Tell us your favourite films and stars of the year

The Gift Guide 2014: 50 Must-Have Items This Christmas
Box sets, hardware, clothing, books and stocking fillers to buy

Empire's Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies Covers
Five armies. Five covers. The eagles, dwarves, elves, men and orcs prepare for battle in our Peter Jackon guest-edited issue

Josh Hutcherson On The Hunger Games Phenomenon
'I've done my fair share of young adult material now'

What Is A Squidward? A Beginner's Guide To SpongeBob SquarePants
If you aren’t already a massive fan, prepare to become one

Subscribe to Empire magazine
6 issues for £20 plus free Gourmet Society Membership worth £69.95!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)