The Madness of King George (1994)
“The Madness of King George” was based a play by Alan Bennett. It recounts the foibles of the reign of King George III of England.
At first, I was not impressed with it. I thought it tried too much to be a comedy. It started at a manic pace in the beginning of the film. I think that the movie hit its stride when the madness sets with the King.
Nobody knows what the cause of his illness was. I did my homework. I did my “Tassoula” and I found out that the King suffered a metabolic ailment called porphyria, which caused his strange behavior. It’s so sad that his diet caused him to go mad. The downfall of a King.
Rupert Everett plays the Prince of Wales, the eldest son that wanted to oust his incompetent father from the throne with the help of the people at court and Parliament.
Ian Holm plays the “doctor” that is trying to cure him of his illness.
See this movie for Nigel Hawthorne portrayal of the King.