IMDb > First Knight (1995)
First Knight
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

First Knight (1995) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 66 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
5.9/10   47,467 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 3% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers (WGA):
Lorne Cameron (story) &
David Hoselton (story) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for First Knight on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
7 July 1995 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Their greatest battle would be for her love.
Plot:
Lancelot falls in love with Guinevere, who is due to be married to King Arthur. Meanwhile, a violent warlord tries to seize power from Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
NewsDesk:
(37 articles)
Ranked: Every Summer Movie Season Since 1980 - Part 2
 (From Cinelinx. 14 September 2014, 6:33 PM, PDT)

Here's What's New on Netflix in June
 (From Moviefone. 30 May 2014, 7:30 AM, PDT)

Guy Ritchie's King Arthur Set For 2016
 (From EmpireOnline. 10 April 2014, 5:01 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
A beautiful and touching movie See more (178 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Connery ... King Arthur

Richard Gere ... Lancelot

Julia Ormond ... Guinevere

Ben Cross ... Prince Malagant

Liam Cunningham ... Agravaine

Christopher Villiers ... Sir Kay
Valentine Pelka ... Sir Patrise
Colin McCormack ... Sir Mador

Ralph Ineson ... Ralf

John Gielgud ... Oswald

Stuart Bunce ... Peter, King's Stableman
Jane Robbins ... Elise
Jean Marie Coffey ... Petronella
Paul Kynman ... Mark
Tom Lucy ... Sir Sagramore

John Blakey ... Sir Tor

Robert Gwyn Davin ... Sir Gawaine
Sean Blowers ... Sir Carados

Alexis Denisof ... Sir Gaheris
Daniel Naprous ... Sir Amant

Jonathan Cake ... Sir Gareth
Paul Bentall ... Jacob
Jonty Miller ... Gauntlet Man

Rose Keegan ... Mark's Wife

Mark Ryan ... Challenger
Jeffery Dench ... Elder
Neville Phillips ... Elder
Oliver Lewis ... Marauder
Wolf Christian ... Marauder
Angus Wright ... Marauder
Jonathan Jaynes ... Guard
Eric Stone ... Guard
Ryan Todd ... Young Lancelot
Albie Woodington ... Scout
Richard Claxton ... Child
Dido Miles ... Grateful Woman
Michael Hodgson ... Young Man in Crowd
Susannah Corbett ... Young Woman in Crowd
Susan Breslau ... Wedding Guest
Kate Zucker ... Flower Girl
Bob Zucker ... Little Boy with Birds
Charlotte Zucker ... Bread Vendor
Burton Zucker ... Bread Vendor (as Burt Zucker)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sacha Bennett ... Unidentified Role (uncredited)

Rob Brydon ... Man in Crowd (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Bearded Villager (uncredited)

Martin Herdman ... Centurian (uncredited)

Bernard Hill ... Knight (uncredited)
Leslie Maier ... Wedding Guest #2 (uncredited)
Richard Nunn ... Guard (uncredited)
Richard Bellamy Nunn ... Soldier (uncredited)
Derek Pykett ... Soldier (uncredited)

Tony Rycyk ... Action Knight in Opening (uncredited)

Directed by
Jerry Zucker 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Lorne Cameron (story) &
David Hoselton (story) and
William Nicholson (story)

William Nicholson (screenplay)

Produced by
Hunt Lowry .... producer
Kathryn J. McDermott .... associate producer
Gil Netter .... executive producer
Eric Rattray .... executive producer
Janet Zucker .... executive producer
Jerry Zucker .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Adam Greenberg 
 
Film Editing by
Walter Murch 
 
Casting by
Mary Selway 
 
Production Design by
John Box 
 
Art Direction by
Robert W. Laing (supervising art director) (as Bob Laing)
Giles Masters 
Stephen Scott 
Michael White (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Malcolm Stone 
 
Costume Design by
Nanà Cecchi 
 
Makeup Department
Peter Robb-King .... makeup artist
Elaine Short .... hair stylist
Caroline Greenough .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jules Korshoonoff .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Sian Turner .... makeup: dailies (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Hunt Lowry .... unit production manager
Chantal Feghali .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Carreras .... assistant director
Jamie Christopher .... second assistant director
Robert Grayson .... third assistant director
Cliff Lanning .... key second assistant director
Mark Layton .... second assistant director: second unit
Terry Madden .... first assistant director: second unit
Josh Robertson .... second second assistant director
Richard Whelan .... second assistant director
Arthur Wooster .... second unit director
Geoff Dibben .... co-second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Steven Michael .... scenic artist
Alex Aitken .... plasterer (uncredited)
Pierre Bohanna .... supervising modeler (uncredited)
Mick Chubbock .... plasterer (uncredited)
Dean Coldham .... chargehand plasterer (uncredited)
Peter Dorme .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Alan Hausmann .... carpenter (uncredited)
Darren Holland .... construction stagehand (uncredited)
Peter Mann .... constructor (uncredited)
Ginger McCarthy .... scaffolder (uncredited)
Ron Nicholls .... stagehand (uncredited)
Steve Payne .... stand-by props (uncredited)
Graeme Purdy .... chargehand standby propman (uncredited)
Richard Roberts .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Bryn Siddall .... property buyer (uncredited)
Martin Smith .... gardener (uncredited)
David Warren .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Bradley Woodbridge .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ulrika Akander .... adr editor
Colin Charles .... sound editor
Gary Gegan .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew Iadarola .... sound re-recording mixer
Cindy Marty .... sound effects editor
John Morris .... supervising sound editor
Walter Murch .... sound re-recording mixer
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
Ed Callahan .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
John Hughes .... sound (uncredited)
Ian MacGregor-Scott .... sound editor (uncredited)
Thomas P. McNamara .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Fred Peck III .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Dennis C. Salcedo .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
George Gibbs .... special effects
Dave Chagouri .... prop maker (uncredited)
Jason Chalmers .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Simon Cockren .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Jim Davey .... scanning and recording (uncredited)
Dan Frye .... propmaker (uncredited)
Alan Hedgcock .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
Matthew Horton .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Cliff Wallace .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
David Watkins .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
David j Watson .... special effects trainee (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Alan Church .... optical cameraman
Mitchell S. Drain .... supervising digital artist: CRC
Dennis Lowe .... visual effects supervisor
Mark Nettleton .... senior compositor
Nicholas Brooks .... visual effects (uncredited)
John Decker .... blue screen unit (uncredited)
Doug Ferris .... matte artist (uncredited)
Rocco Gioffre .... matte artist (uncredited)
José Granell .... model unit supervisor (uncredited)
Ed Hawkins .... digital artist (uncredited)
Antony Hunt .... executive producer: The Magic Camera Company (uncredited)
Sharon Lark .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Kim Libreri .... chief technology officer (uncredited)
Sue Rowe .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Marc Scott .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Joseph Thomas .... digital tracking (uncredited)
Courtney Vanderslice .... head of production: Cinesite (uncredited)
Pete Williams .... scanning and recording manager (uncredited)
Aviv Yaron .... data operator: Cinesite (uncredited)
Craig Zerouni .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Kim Billings .... stunts
Georges Branche .... stunts
Ken Buckle .... stunts
Graeme Crowther .... stunts
Steve Dent .... stunts
Jamie Edgell .... stunts
Sarah Franzl .... stunts
Joss Gower .... stunts
Steve Griffin .... stunts
Paul Heasman .... stunts
Lyndon S. Hellewell .... stunts (as Lyndon Stuart Hellewell)
Paul Herbert .... stunts
Nick Hobbs .... stunts
Sy Hollands .... stunts
Billy Horrigan .... stunts
Rowley Irlam .... stunts
Paul Jennings .... stunts
Jazzer Jeyes .... stunts
Vincent Keane .... stunts
Dianne Kelly .... stunts
Eddie Kidd .... stunts
Simone Le Lievre .... stunts
Les Maryon .... stunts
Peter Miles .... stunts
Gerard Naprous .... stunts
Adrian O'Neil .... stunts
Nigel Oliver .... stunts
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunts
Eric Petch .... stunts
Andreas Petrides .... stunts
Dinny Powell .... stunt coordinator
Gary Powell .... stunts
Greg Powell .... stunt coordinator
Nosher Powell .... stunts
Dane Rawlins .... stunts
José María Serrano .... stunts
Lee Sheward .... stunts
Mark Southworth .... stunts
Terry Walsh .... stunts
David Ware .... stunts
Peter White .... stunts
Nick Wilkinson .... stunts
Riky Ash .... stunts (uncredited)
Chris Carey .... stunt rider (uncredited)
Marc Cass .... stunts (uncredited)
Jonathan Cohen .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Ray De-Haan .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Delmar .... stunts (uncredited)
Nrinder Dhudwar .... stunts (uncredited)
Mark Henson .... stunts (uncredited)
Sy Hollands .... stunt double: Julia Ormond (uncredited)
Sean McCabe .... stunts (uncredited)
Royston Munt .... horse stunt (uncredited)
Robert Patton .... stunts (uncredited)
Phillip Van Dyke .... stunts (uncredited)
Steen Young .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chuck Finch .... gaffer
Gordon Hayman .... camera operator
Martin Hume .... camera operator: second unit
Billy Merrell .... best boy
Tim Ross .... camera operator
Micky Wilson .... gaffer: second unit
Robert Binnall .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Paul Borg .... electrician (uncredited)
Mark Evans .... electrician (uncredited)
Kenny Groom .... focus puller (uncredited)
Scott Holland .... video assistant (uncredited)
Gifford Hooper .... aerial camera operator (uncredited)
John Lake .... electrician (uncredited)
Dean Morrish .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ian Murray .... rigger (uncredited)
Mike Valentine .... underwater camera operator (uncredited)
Sophia Wellington .... camera trainee (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Marianne I. van Abbe .... background artist (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Suzy Freeman .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ken Crouch .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
Stephen Kill .... costume maker (uncredited)
Jo Korer .... costumer (uncredited)
Marcus Love-McGuirk .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Dan Farrell .... first assistant editor (as Daniel Farrell)
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer
Joe Woo Jr. .... associate film editor
Kimberly Adams .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Tom Barrett .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Catherine Chase .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator
Kelly Mahan-Jaramillo .... assistant music editor
Paul Salamunovich .... conductor: Los Angeles Master Chorale
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Hector Salomon .... driver
Mark Davies .... driver: Hunt Lowry (uncredited)
'Chico' Hernandez .... driver (uncredited)
Barry Stevenson .... unit bus driver (uncredited)
Gerry Turner .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Angela Allen .... script supervisor
Bob Anderson .... sword master
Susan d'Arcy .... unit publicist
Steve Dent .... horse master
Simon Downes .... floor runner
Allan James .... location manager: Wales
June Randall .... script supervisor
Mark Ryan .... assistant sword master
Caroline Sax .... script supervisor: second unit
Charles Bodycomb .... armorer (uncredited)
Aron Clayton .... location assistant (uncredited)
Bill Darby .... location manager: Wales (uncredited)
Teresa Darby .... location manager: second unit, Wales (uncredited)
Laurence Edwards .... trainee crane technician (uncredited)
Mark Ivie .... assistant swordmaster: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Marianne Jenkins .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Abbe Lanning .... stand-in: Julia Ormond (uncredited)
David Lanphier Jr. .... production assistant (uncredited)
Chris Warren .... video coordinator (uncredited)
Pam Weaver .... animal handler (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"True Knight" - Japan (English title)
See more »
MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some brutal medieval battles
Runtime:
134 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In a making-of feature, when Richard Gere prepares to rescue Guinevere for the first time, Gere stated that this would be his last action role.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: When Prince Malagant lays his sword on the round table, he doesn't pick it up when he leaves. That was intentional, a sign of his resignation.See more »
Quotes:
Lancelot:Do you know how to win a sword fight?
John:How?
Lancelot:Be the only one with a sword!
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Alive or Dead (2008)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
45 out of 82 people found the following review useful.
A beautiful and touching movie, 11 April 2000
Author: Justin Behnke from Fishers, IN

I am proud to say this movie is among my top 15 of all time, along with The Godfather I and II, Shawshank, Amadeus and It's A Wonderful Life. It is not a "chick flick", nor is it an empty-headed Richard Gere movie. This movie is a compelling love triangle between King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot, while also being an exciting action-adventure involving a traitor to Camelot who threatens to destroy it literally and figuratively.

Sean Connery is perfectly cast and superb as King Arthur. Richard Gere is often criticized as a poor choice for Lancelot because of his age, but come on! The whole story is a medieval fantasy. If Gere is 8 or 10 years older than he really should be in the movie, who cares? We're not telling a true story here. He seems a little awkward a choice in the beginning but ultimately gives a great, fantastic at times, performance. Julia Ormond is who really elevates this movie. She is stunning and radiant as Guinevere, the compassionate and brave Lady of Lioness. Every medieval word and mannerism she produces is believable.

Action fans will not be disappointed as this film has some amazing sequences, especially when Richard Gere runs the gauntlet. Zucker really lets go in the battles, also. Ben Cross plays a great villain.

The end of this movie is one of the more moving scenes I've ever seen. The performances by Connery, Ormond and Gere up to that point make what could have been silly or forced seem touching and beautiful.

First Knight is a great and underrated film, not to be missed. It's a simple story that doesn't require a lot of analysis or understanding of folklore and mythology to enjoy. Give it a chance!

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (178 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for First Knight (1995)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Love versus lust roghache
Made in Disneyland emuir-1
Guinevere daxfitzgerald213
Is this movie accurate? awesome606
Richard Gere Miscast Karantino
This movie had the same budget as Braveheart?! Joletta
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
King Arthur DragonHeart Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Prince Valiant Quest for Camelot
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.