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The Lion in Winter (1968)

PG 134 min - Drama, History - 1 January 1968
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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.

Director:  Anthony Harvey
Stars:  Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle, Nigel Terry, Timothy Dalton, Jane Merrow, Nigel Stock, O.Z. Whitehead, Kenneth Ives, Kenneth Griffith, Henry Woolf, Karol Hagar, David Griffith

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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.



Tagline: The most significant reserved seat attraction of the year!

Genres: Drama, History

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Country:   United Kingdom
Language:  English
Release Date:  1 January 1968

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  AVCO Embassy Pictures, Haworth Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 14 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR — Peter O’Toole {“King Henry II”}
ACTRESS — Katharine Hepburn {“Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine”}  – WON
   [NOTE: A tie. The other winner in this category was Barbra Streisand (Funny Girl).]
COSTUME DESIGN — Margaret Furse
DIRECTING — Anthony Harvey
MUSIC (Original Score–for a motion picture [not a musical]) — John Barry  – WON
BEST PICTURE — Martin Poll, Producer
WRITING (Screenplay–based on material from another medium) — James Goldman – WON


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