One of screenwriter David Seidler’s childhood heroes was King George VI. Like the King, Seidler was tormented by a stutter throughout his youth, and later used his experiences to write “The King’s Speech.”
What happened next was more than he could have dreamed. His script was highlighted on the famous “Black List.” Shortly after, while enjoying his favorite pastime of fly fishing, he received a text message notifying him Geoffrey Rush had attached himself to the script. A year later, he won the Oscar for Best Screenplay.
This week’s Academy Originals episode joins David Seidler on a fly fishing trip to discuss his life and writing process.