David Seidler

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 ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1936 in England, GB

Filmography

Writer (16)

The King's Speech 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kung Fu Killer 2008 (Tv Show)

Writer

By Dawn's Early Light 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Screenplay

The King and I 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Goldrush: A Real Life Alaskan Adventure 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Quest for Camelot 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tucker: the Man and His Dream 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Malice in Wonderland 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Dancing in the Dark (TV Show)

Screenplay

Lies He Told (TV Show)

Screenplay

My Father, My Son (TV Show)

Screenplay

Son of the Dragon (TV Show)

Teleplay

Time to Say Goodbye? (TV Show)

Screenplay

Biography

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.

Milestones

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture ("The King’s Speech")

2010

Scripted the British historical drama, "The King's Speech," about King George VI (played by Colin Firth) overcoming a debilitating speech impediment

2008

Co-wrote the television movie "Son of the Dragon" for theHallmark Movie Channel

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"

1998

Contributed to the screenplay for the animated feature, "Quest for Camelot"

1988

Hired by Francis Ford Coppola to write the screenplay for "Tucker: The Man and His Dream"

1985

Co-wrote the CBS TV-movie, "Malice in Wonderland," about Hollywood gossip columnists Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons

Bonus Trivia

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David Seidler suffered from a speech impediment as a child.

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