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The Lion in Winter (1968)

PG 10/30/1968 (US) DramaHistory 2h 14m

The most significant reserved seat attraction of the year!


1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him. An aging and conniving King Henry II of England and Ireland plans a reunion where he hopes to name his successor. He summons the following people for the holiday at his chateau and primary residence in Chinon, Anjou, within the Angevin Empire of medieval France: his scheming but imprisoned wife, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine; his mistress, Princess Alais, whom he wishes to marry; his three sons, gay Richard the Lionheart , Geoffrey, and John, all of whom desire the throne; and the young, but crafty King Philip II of France, who is also Alais' half-brother.

  1. Anthony Harvey


  2. James Goldman


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  1. Peter O'Toole

    Peter O'Toole

    Henry II

  2. Katharine Hepburn

    Katharine Hepburn

    Eleanor of Aquitaine

  3. Anthony Hopkins

    Anthony Hopkins


  4. John Castle

    John Castle


  5. Nigel Terry

    Nigel Terry


  6. Timothy Dalton

    Timothy Dalton

    Philip II

  7. Jane Merrow

    Jane Merrow


  8. Nigel Stock

    Nigel Stock

    William Marshall

  9. O. Z. Whitehead

    O. Z. Whitehead

    Bishop of Durham

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