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The Madness of King George

The Madness of King George is a 1994 film which tells the story of King George III of Great Britain's slide into madness, and the deteriorating relationship between him and his son, the Prince of Wales. It stars Nigel Hawthorne as George III, Helen Mirren as Queen Charlotte, Ian Holm as Dr. Willis, Rupert Graves as Greville, Amanda Donohoe as Lady Pembroke, Rupert Everett as the Prince of Wales, Julian Rhind-Tutt as the Duke of York, Julian Waldman as Pitt, and Jim Carter as Fox.

The movie was adapted by Alan Bennett from his play, The Madness of George III.

An urban legend circulates to this day that the Roman numerals were removed from the title of the film because U.S test audiences misinterpreted them to mean it was a sequel. This, however, is untrue [1].

The film was directed by Nicholas Hytner.

It won the Academy Award for Best Art Direction, and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Nigel Hawthorne), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Helen Mirren) and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.