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      David Seidler

      David Seidler

      Highest Rated: 94% The King's Speech (2010)

      Lowest Rated: 13% The King and I (1999)

      Birthday: Not Available

      Birthplace: London, England, UK

      David Seidler beautifully wove the complexities of the human condition with laughter, heartache and even madness - all for the sake of storytelling. The British-American film and television writer made his mark in Hollywood with biopics like "Tucker: The Man and His Dream" (1988) and period dramas that allowed audiences in on the lives of extraordinary people, whether members of the Royal Family, successful entrepreneurs, or adoptive parents fighting for custody. In 2010, Seidler, who suffered from a stuttering condition as a child, wrote "The King's Speech." The critically acclaimed film was based on King George VI (Colin Firth) - the successor to the royal throne who also stuttered - and the eccentric speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush) who had helped the king triumph over his disability. The film was a deeply personal story that Seidler had waited his entire life to tell and one that put him on the map as one of the most prolific screenwriters of his generation.


      David Seidler at arrivals for AFI FEST 2010 Screening of THE KING''S SPEECH, Grauman''s Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, CA November 5, 2010. Photo By: Robert Kenney/Everett Collection



      94% 92% The King's Speech Screenwriter $138.8M 2010
      No Score Yet 40% Son of the Dragon Writer - 2006
      No Score Yet 73% By Dawn's Early Light Writer - 2001
      No Score Yet 78% Madeline: Lost in Paris Writer - 1999
      13% 41% The King and I Writer $12.0M 1999
      No Score Yet 57% Come On Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story Screenwriter - 1999
      43% 60% Quest for Camelot Screenwriter $22.7M 1998
      No Score Yet 71% Malice in Wonderland Screenwriter - 1985