‘The King’s Speech’ screenwriter David Seidler passes away

Mar18,2024


File photo of David Seidler posing with the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for 'The King's Speech' at the 83rd Academy Awards in 2011.

File photo of David Seidler posing with the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for 'The King's Speech' at the 83rd Academy Awards in 2011. , Photo Credit: AP

David Seidler, Oscar-winning screenwriter king's words, died on Saturday during a fly-fishing expedition in New Zealand. It was reported that he was 86 years old Diversity,

His longtime manager Jeff Agassi said in a statement, “David was in the place in the world he loved most – New Zealand – doing the thing that brought him the greatest peace and that was fly-fishing. ” “If given the chance, it would be exactly as he had written the script.”

Seidler earned an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Tom Hooper's 2010 film king's words, starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter. The historical drama also won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor.

theatrical version of king's words It has been translated into more than half a dozen languages ​​and has been performed on four continents. The play was scheduled to transfer to Broadway after being presented at Wyndham's Theater in London's West End in 2012, but it was cut short by the COVID pandemic in 2020. Seidler wrote several TV movies, including Onassis: the richest man in the world (1988), Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988), Whose child is this? war for baby jessica (1993), dancing in the Dark (1995), Come, Let's Be Merry: The Partridge Family Story (1999) and from the early light of dawn (2001).

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He also wrote episodes for series like the thrill of seaspray,days of Our Lives, another world,general Hospital,wonderful world of disney And son of the dragon, Seidler is reported to be survived by his adult children, Mark and Maya. Diversity,

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