In the turbulent 1930s, the Civil War ends with the assassination of the king. The victorious King Edward has three children by his American-born wife, Queen Elizabeth. The throne seems secure for generations to come. Enter King Edward's youngest brother, the charismatic commander-in-chief, Richard Gloucester. Richard is a hunch-back, with a useless left arm and a limp. As a fighting soldier, he has conquered his disabilities through determination and good humour. Now Richard turns his ambitions to civilian life, with disastrous results for his family and for the country.
|Cast:||Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent, Robert Downey Jr., Nigel Hawthorne, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, John Wood|
|Studio:||United Artists Films|
|Producer(s):||Lisa Katselas Paré, Stephen Bayly|
|Writer(s):||Richard Loncraine, Ian McKellen|