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    The Lion in Winter

    PG1968 · Historical drama · 2h 12m

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  2. The Lion in Winter is a 1968 historical drama centred on Henry II of England and his attempt to establish a line of succession during a family gathering at Christmas 1183.

  3. 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.

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    • Biography, Drama, History
    • Anthony Harvey
    • 1968-10-30
  4. 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.

  5. That's not the case with "The Lion in Winter." Henry II rules a world in which kings still kicked aside chickens on their way through the courtyard, and he wears a costume that looks designed to be put on in November and shed layer by layer during April.

  6. 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.

  7. Sharper and wittier than your average period piece, The Lion in Winter is a tale of palace intrigue bolstered by fantastic performances from Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, and Anthony...

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    • History, Drama
    • PG
  8. The Lion in Winter (1968) - YouTube. Preview. This full-length movie is available on YouTube. The Lion in Winter (1968) Rent. PG. The 12th Century, and the obsession of Henry II of...

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