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  1. Lucrezia Millarini

The King's Speech to hit West End

A year after The King's Speech reigned supreme at the Oscars, the stage version is about to have its West End premiere.

There were four awards for the movie about King George VI's battle to overcome his stammer with the help of a maverick speech therapist.

One went to David Seidler for Best Original Screenplay. He has also written the play.He was drawn to the story after overcoming his own childhood stammer.