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Why The King's Speech is a 'Godsend' for stammerers

The film The King's Speech is a "Godsend" for the thousands of people in the UK with a stammer, says Harry Dhillon, who has suffered with the condition since his adolescence.

Looking at the same footage of George VI opening the Empire Exhibition in Scotland in 1938, that moved lead actor Colin Firth to tears when he researched his leading role, he says he finds the monarch's bravery inspiring.

Harry is president of Trojan Speakers, a club in west London devoted to the art of public speaking, part of the international Toastmasters association.

He explains how confronting his fears of public speaking actually helped him to control his stammer.

Archive footage courtesy of British Pathe

  • 24 Feb 2011
  • From the section Health
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