Based on the bestseller by Marion Zimmer Bradley It tells the story of the women behind King Arthur; including his mother, Igraine; his half-sister, Morgaine; his aunt Viviane, the Lady of ... See full summary »
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 Vivianne (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Morgaine (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Morgause (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Gwenwyfar (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Igraine (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Arthur (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Lancelot (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Merlin (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Mordred (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Uther (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Gorlois (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Young Morgaine (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Lot (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Uriens (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Bishop Patricius (2 episodes, 2001)
Edward Jewesbury ...
 Ambrosius (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Young Arthur (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Accolon (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Gawain (2 episodes, 2001)
Honza Klima ...
 Kay (2 episodes, 2001)
John Comer ...
 Talbot (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Rhiannon (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Raven (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Elaine (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Uther's Captain (2 episodes, 2001)
Philip Lenkowsky ...
 Cuthbert (2 episodes, 2001)
Lucy Fillery ...
 Serving Woman (2 episodes, 2001)
Elias Bauer ...
 Young Mordred (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Gareth (2 episodes, 2001)
Gabriela Zajickova ...
 Child (2 episodes, 2001)
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Based on the bestseller by Marion Zimmer Bradley It tells the story of the women behind King Arthur; including his mother, Igraine; his half-sister, Morgaine; his aunt Viviane, the Lady of the Lake; and his wife, Gwenwyfar. Written by Anonymous

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Passion. Mysticism. Adventure. Journey beyond the legend of Camelot.

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Drama | Fantasy

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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2001 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Tamsin Egerton would later go on to play Guinevere in the short lived TV series "Camelot", which is also based on the Legend on the King Arthur. See more »

Goofs

When bandits ambush Guinevere and Lancelot, Guinevere and her horse are pulled down to the ground by two men. After focusing briefly on Lancelot fighting the bandits off, we return to Guinevere and see only one man pulling her away. After another Lancelot shot, there are two men again. See more »

Quotes

Igraine: My daughter! My daughter! Where have you been, my child?
Morgaine: Oh, Mother, I've had such sadness.
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Referenced in Discovering the Real World of Harry Potter (2001) See more »

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The Mystic's Dream
Written by Loreena McKennitt (uncredited)
Performed by Loreena McKennitt
from the Quinlan Road recording "The Mask and Mirror"
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This could have been so good, if only...
20 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If whomever was in charge of the script & casting had actually followed the original story, this could have been fantastic. Sadly, this is another story altogether and not one that made a lot of sense. Julianna Margulies is a great Morgaine, Ian Duncan as Accolon Michael was a almost perfect fit, Michael Byrne made a good Merlin, and Klára Issová was a convincing Raven; aside from these actors, everyone else seemed either horrid & prone to overacting, sorry Ms Houston, or just wrong. Edward Atterton and Michael Vartan did well with the script that was given, but didn't pull off the roles convincingly, in my opinion that is. They both did the wimpy male thing that MZB originally wrote well, so in that sense they were true to character.

Great Music, Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond is AMAZING, the costumes by James Acheson & Carlo Poggioli were pretty fantastic and Julianna Margulies are the reasons I would give for watching this film. But if you, like me, were hoping for a version of the MZB book, don't bother. Again, this is a completely different story, and not the best one either.


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