In Hyde Park on Hudson, the reigning British king (Samuel West) and queen (Olivia Colman) visit President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Bill Murray) and his wife (Olivia Williams) at their New York home in June 1939. War with Germany looms on the horizon, and England desperately needs the president’s support. An unforgettable weekend unfolds as FDR tries to juggle international affairs with the complexities of his domestic arrangement, as seen through the eyes of the president’s intimate confidant (Laura Linney). (2012)
More about Bill Murray (courtesy of Biography.com):
Born in 1950 in Illinois, Bill Murray eventually relocated to New York City, where he took his comedic talents to radio’s National Lampoon Hour. In 1975, he was in an off-Broadway spin-off of the comedy radio show when Howard Cosell recruited him for a show called Saturday Night Live. Meanwhile, Lorne Michaels had his own Saturday Night Live running concurrently, and when Murray joined the cast in 1976, he began crafting the comedic persona that became his calling card for many films to come, from Stripes to Caddyshack. In his later career, Murray took on more seriocomic roles in many of director Wes Anderson‘s movies, as well as Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation (2003), which earned him an Oscar nomination for best actor.