Overview

King Henry II (Patrick Stewart) keeps his wife, Eleanor (Glenn Close) locked away in the towers because of her frequent attempts to overthrow him. With Eleanor out of the way he can have his dalliances with his young mistress (Yuliya Vysotskaya). Needless to say the queen is not pleased, although she still has affection for the king. Working through her sons, she plots the king's demise and the rise of her second and preferred son, Richard (Andrew Howard), to the throne. The youngest son, John (Rafe Spall), an overweight buffoon and the only son holding his father's affection is the king's choice after the death of his first son, young Henry. But John is also overly eager for power and is willing to plot his father's demise with middle brother, Geoffrey (John Light) and the young king of France, Phillip (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). Geoffrey, of course sees his younger brother's weakness and sees that route as his path to power. Obviously political and court intrigue ensues

  1. James Goldman

    Screenplay

  2. Andrei Konchalovsky

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Glenn Close

    Glenn Close

    Eleanor of Aquitaine

  2. Patrick Stewart

    Patrick Stewart

    King Henry II

  3. Andrew Howard

    Andrew Howard

    Richard

  4. Antal Konrád

    Toastmaster

  5. Rafe Spall

    Rafe Spall

    Prince John

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The Lion in Winter
The Lion in Winter

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  • May 23, 2004
    PG
    Theatrical

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    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 33m

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