The Sound of The King's Speech

You might not know Production Sound Mixer John Midgley, but you definitely have heard his incredible collection of work including the first three "Harry Potter" films, "Children of Men", and "Hotel Rwanda".

John Midgley was recently honored with his second Academy Award nomination for his work on "The King's Speech" and was previously nominated for "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" in 1999. In this 30-minute conversation, the SoundWorks Collection explore what it was like to capture these critically acclaimed performances by Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter. Find out how specific scenes in the film were recorded, the challenges that came with the film's short schedule, and what it takes to be a Production Sound Mixer. God Save the King!


After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce), Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush).

Sound Credits

Peter Burgis Foley Artist
Joe Carey Cable Person
Philip Clements Assistant Sound Editor
Naomi Dandridge Adr Mixer
Andie Derrick Foley Artist
Nick Foley Adr Mixer
Michael Fowler Adr Mixer
Jim Goddard Sound Effects Editor
Chris Goodes Adr Mixer
Paul Hamblin Sound Re Recording Mixer
Catherine Hodgson Sound Effects Editor
Martin Jensen Sound Re Recording Mixer
John Midgley Production Sound Mixer
Forbes Noonan Adr Mixer
Forbes Noonan Assistant Sound Re Recording Mixer
Mike Reardon Boom Operator
Andre Schmidt Dialogue Editor
Ric Schnupp Adr Recordist
Martin Seeley Sound Mixer: Second Unit
Matthew Skelding Dialogue Editor
Lionel Strutt Adr Coordinator
Catherine Thomas Foley Editor
Catherine Thomas Foley Recordist
Virginia Thorn Assistant Dialogue Editor
Lee Walpole Supervising Sound Editor