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King Henry II (Character)
from The Lion in Winter (1968)

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The Lion in Winter -- The most royal of the cycle of '60s films dealing with the history and castle intrigues of medieval England, Anthony Harvey's THE LION IN WINTER returns in a new 4K restoration by Studiocanal. At Christmas Court in 1183 King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) argues with his estranged wife, Eleanor (Katharine Hepburn), over whether Prince John (Nigel Terry) or Richard (Anthony Hopkins in his film debut) shall inherit the throne. Complicating matters, King Philip II of France (Timothy Dalton, also his debut) seeks his own fortune by demanding his sister Alais (Jane Merrow), currently Henry's mistress, be betrothed to Richard, all the while stirring insurrection among all of Henry's sons toward their father.
The Lion in Winter -- Trailer for The Lion in Winter
The Lion in Winter -- Trailer for this classic period piece set in 1183

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Henry Plantagenet (AD 1133-1189) was the great-grandson of William the Conqueror through his mother... See more »
Alternate Names:
Der Knig / Henry II / His King


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  1. Richard the Lionheart: Rebellion (2015) Played by Derek Allen
  2. Richard The Lionheart (2013) Played by Malcolm McDowell
    ... aka "Richard the Lionheart" - USA (original title)

  3. Who Killed Thomas Becket? (2004) (TV) Played by Rupert Wickham (as Henry II)
  4. The Lion in Winter (2003) (TV) Played by Patrick Stewart

  5. "The Devil's Crown"
        - Bolt from the Blue (1978) TV episode, Played by Brian Cox (as Henry II)
        - Richard Yea and Nay (1978) TV episode, Played by Brian Cox (as Henry II)
        - Before the Dark (1978) TV episode, Played by Brian Cox (as Henry II)
        - The Hungry Falcons (1978) TV episode, Played by Brian Cox (as Henry II)
        - A Rose, a Thorn (1978) TV episode, Played by Brian Cox (as Henry II)
          (2 more)
  6. "Churchill's People"
        - A Sprig of Broom (1975) TV episode, Played by Clive Revill

  7. The Lion in Winter (1968) Played by Peter O'Toole (as Henry II)
  8. Becket (1964) Played by Peter O'Toole / Peter O'Toole (as His King)
  9. "Richard the Lionheart"
        - The King's Champion (1962) TV episode, Played by Trader Faulkner (as Henry II)
        - Long Live the King (1962) TV episode, Played by Dominic Roche
  10. Becket oder Die Ehre Gottes (1962) (TV) Played by Heinrich Schweiger (as Der Knig)

  11. The Trial of Andy Fothergill (1951) (TV) Played by Norman Mitchell (as Henry II)
  12. Murder in the Cathedral (1951) Played by Alexander Gauge

  13. Becket (1923) Played by A.V. Bramble (as Henry II)

  14. Becket (1910) Played by William Shea
    ... aka "The Martyrdom of Thomas A. Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury" - USA (alternative title)

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From Becket (1964)
King Henry II: I'm suddenly very intelligent. It probably comes from making love to that French girl last night. See more »

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