The Lion in Winter: Directed by Anthony Harvey. With Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle. 1183 A.D.: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice.
- Biography, Drama, History
- Anthony Harvey
The Lion in Winter is a 1966 play by James Goldman, depicting the personal and political conflicts of Henry II of England, his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, their children and their guests during Christmas 1183. It premiered on Broadway at the Ambassador Theatre on March 3, 1966, starring Robert Preston and Rosemary Harris, who won a Tony Award ...
The Lion in Winter is a 1968 historical drama film set at Christmas 1183; it centres on political and personal turmoil among the royal family of Henry II of England, his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, their three surviving sons, and the French king. The film was directed by Anthony Harvey; written by James Goldman (based on his own play of the same ...
- $4 million
- John Barry
- October 30, 1968
- Martin Poll
Henry II (Peter O'Toole) and Eleanor (Katharine Hepburn) meet with their three surviving sons at Christmas to decide which of them should become the new King after Henry's death. Originally a stage play, the action is mostly in the speeches the people make. Each of the sons has some flaw that makes the decision difficult, but the pair have ...
Movie Info. It's Christmas 1183, and King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) is planning to announce his successor to the throne. The jockeying for the crown, though, is complex. Henry has three sons and ...
- AVCO Embassy Pictures
- History, Drama