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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 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.

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1985:
Co-wrote the CBS TV-movie, "Malice in Wonderland," about Hollywood gossip columnists Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons
1988:
Hired by Francis Ford Coppola to write the screenplay for "Tucker: The Man and His Dream"
1998:
Contributed to the screenplay for the animated feature, "Quest for Camelot"
1999:
Co-wrote the animated film adaptation of the stage musical, "The King and I"
1999:
Penned the ABC biopic about the 1970-1974 television series The Partridge Family, "Come On, Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story"
2008:
Co-wrote the television movie "Son of the Dragon" for theHallmark Movie Channel
2010:
Scripted the British historical drama, "The King's Speech," about King George VI (played by Colin Firth) overcoming a debilitating speech impediment
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay ¿ Motion Picture ("The King¿s Speech")
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