MEMPHIS, Tenn. (May 9, 2011) — Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth has been named  honorary chairman of National Stuttering Awareness Week, May 9-15, 2011.

“Colin and the entire cast and crew of The King’s Speech have done such an amazing job raising awareness for the stuttering community,” said Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation. “Our focus during  this special week  and the months and years to come will be to convert that awareness into action.”