Creative David Seidler Lg

DAVID SEIDLER - Writer

A Londoner by birth, he developed a profound childhood stutter. As a result, George VI, the stammering King who had to speak, became a boyhood hero, role model, and inspiration for this film.

Commencing with writing dubbing scripts for Godzilla The Monster movies, and taking time out to work as Political Advisor to the Prime Minister of Fiji, Seidler has sustained an extensive career with twenty credits to his name including: Tucker, The Man and His Dream starring Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, and Martin Landau, directed by Francis Coppola; Malice in Wonderland, Elizabeth Taylor's return role after a long hiatus, co-starring Jane Alexander - and projects developed for Bruce Willis, Jane Fonda, and Kirk and Michael Douglas.

Nominated for Writing Achievement by the Writers' Guild of America three times: winning for Onassis, The Richest Man In The World with Raul Julia, Anthony Quinn and Jane Seymour (who won an Emmy for her portrayal of Maria Callas), nominated for My Father, My Son with Keith Carradine and Karl Malden, and By Dawn's Early Light with Richard Crenna.

He has also written three animated features, including Quest for Camelot( akaThe Magic Sword) and has lectured at universities in Milan, Rome, and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.

His stage version of The King's Speech will open on Broadway in the Spring of 2011 with Adrian Noble (formerly of the Royal Shakespeare Company) directing.