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|Named Person:||Henry, King of England; Eleanor, of Aquitaine Queen consort of Henry II King of England|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Katharine Hepburn; Peter O'Toole; Anthony Harvey; James Goldman; Haworth Productions.; Embassy Home Video (Firm)
|Notes:||A videocassette recording of the 1968 motion picture released by Embassy Pictures.
Based upon the play by James Goldman.
|Credits:||Produced by Martin Poll ; Directed by Anthony Harvey ; Screenplay by James Goldman ; Music composed and conducted by John Barry.|
|Cast:||Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Jane Merrow, John Castle, Timothy Dalton, Anthony Hopkins, Nigel Terry.|
|Description:||1 videocassette (134 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.|
|Responsibility:||Haworth Productions, Ltd.|
A must-see movie, though relatively little known outside historical drama circles. Hepburn won her second Best Actress Oscar for her amazing performance as Eleanor of Acquitaine. The Lion in Winter was O'Toole's second film playing the role of Henry II: here playing an older Henry in 1183, better known for playing young Henry II opposite Richard Burton in Becket (1170). The movie also offers an early look at Timothy Dalton (playing King Louis) before Bond and Anthony Hopkins (Prince Richard) before Hannibal Lecter. Many other supporting characters (notably John Castle and Nigel Terry, playing younger princes Geoffrey and John, respectively) went on to other roles in film or stage and will be known to viewers of PBS Masterpiece Theater and BBC America.