MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 12,258 this week

Edward II (1970)

TV Movie  -   -  6 August 1970 (UK)
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 54 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

The reign of Edward II, King of England, is troubled from the start when he brings his male lover, hated by the nobles, out of exile.

Writer:

(play)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 132 titles
created 19 Feb 2011
 
a list of 1228 titles
created 28 Aug 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 18 Nov 2011
 
a list of 974 titles
created 17 Aug 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Edward II" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Edward II (TV Movie 1970)

Edward II (TV Movie 1970) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Edward II.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Walter and June (TV Movie 1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Ian McKellen, Sarah Miles, Debby Bishop
BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stars: Charles Gray, John Gielgud, Eric Porter
The Bruce (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Robert the Bruce unites the Scots in a rebellion against the hated English, led by Edward I. He is supported by various loyal followers, notably the bishop who agrees to recognize his claim... See full summary »

Directors: Bob Carruthers, David McWhinnie
Stars: Gary Andrew, Brian Blessed, Richard Brimblecombe
Richard III (1995)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The classic Shakespearean play about a murderously scheming king staged in an alternative fascist England setting.

Director: Richard Loncraine
Stars: Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A twenty-something drag queen dies of AIDS, but when his adoring ghost returns to the side of his surviving lover, he finds his lover doesn't exactly miss him.

Director: Peter Mackenzie Litten
Stars: Ian Williams, Thomas Arklie, Gordon Alexander
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An account of The Beatles during the Hamburg years, their signing with Brian Epstein and their inevitable rise during the early sixties.

Director: Richard Marquand
Stars: Stephen MacKenna, Rod Culbertson, John Altman
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Mo Alexander's bad luck is that she misses the plane in Paris carrying her tour group and her luggage. On top of this, she finds that it will take several days for the travel agent to work ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Marquand
Stars: Karen Allen, Thierry Lhermitte, Christopher Cazenove
The Academy: Special (TV Movie 2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Peter Hinton
Stars: Ian McKellen, Jonathan Hyde, Sylvester McCoy
King Lear (TV Movie 2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Ian McKellen gives a tour-de-force performance as Shakespeare's tragic titular monarch in this special television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company production of one the playwright's most enduring and haunting works.

Director: Trevor Nunn
Stars: Ian McKellen, Ben Addis, Frances Barber
The Egg Trick (2013)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Do you know the joke about the broken egg?

Director: Stephen Kroto
Stars: Ian McKellen, Preston Nyman, Anthony Chisholm
Drama | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A reclusive musician, once a huge rock star, takes a young female protegee. While on a tour she meets a younger, more popular rocker and switches her loyalties.

Director: Richard Marquand
Stars: Bob Dylan, Fiona, Rupert Everett
The Promise (1969)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

During the siege of Leningrad Marat goes to the partly wrecked home of his parents and there finds Lika, a sixteen year old girl who has sought shelter there. they become friendly and fall ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hayes
Stars: John Castle, Ian McKellen, Susan Macready
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Diane Fletcher ...
James Laurenson ...
Robert Eddison ...
Paul Hardwick ...
Earl of Warwick / Sir John Maltravers
Trevor Martin ...
Earl of Lancaster / Rice Ap Howell
Andrew Crawford ...
Old Spencer / Third Poor Man
Bette Bourne ...
Edmund of Kent (as Peter Bourne)
...
David Strong ...
Robert Baldock
Michael Spice ...
Old Mortimer / Sir John of Hainault
...
Earl of Pembroke
Colin Fisher ...
Earl of Arundel
Richard Morant ...
Edit

Storyline

The reign of Edward II, King of England, is troubled from the start when he brings his male lover, hated by the nobles, out of exile.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 August 1970 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in The Dirtiest Girl I Ever Met (1970) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Christopher Marlowe done to perfection
1 September 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

My main attraction to watching Edward II, not including my love for literature, was Ian McKellen. And he is superb here, passionate and very spontaneous. Plus there are few performances of his where he has been more handsome. James Laurenson is also outstanding, very nuanced, while the support cast of Timothy West and Diane Fletcher are also on their level. There is a memorable turn towards the end by Robert Eddison. The dialogue I can't fault and it is delivered with great feeling and intensity by all, and the story is well measured in pace and gives the love between Edward and Gaveston a certain depth. The production values are fine, the settings are appropriately regal and the costumes at least don't look drab. The filming is very good. Overall, helped hugely by the performances this is Christopher Marlowe done perfectly, highly recommended. 10/10 Bethany Cox


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A masterful production... ccmiller1492
PLEASE Bring Out on TV! jfpl-1
Peter Bourne darnokk37
Discuss Edward II (1970) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?