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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)
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 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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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Anjelica Huston was able to keep several of the dresses used in the film and several women wore them during the Baptism of Anjelica's nephew Rafa (the son of her sister Allegra). See more »

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The portrayal of Scotland is inaccurate for the time. Before the Saxon invasion, Scotland was made up of barbarian tribes known as The Picts, whom were rivals with the Britons, not allies. They would not have lived in castles. See more »

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Mordred: Who was yonder old Roman, who said call no man happy until he is dead?
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Featured in The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2002) 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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Worthy adaptation of a priceless book
8 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The book is simply amazing and this film adaptation adequately embodies its epic stature. I am amazed how much of the book is actually reflected in a 2-hour television digest version. I really don't like spoilers and I always try to avoid giving away a story myself, so I will just say this movie can be enjoyed by either fans of Marion Zimmer Bradley's book or the uninitiated.

The scenery, cinematography and costumes are beautiful. The acting is generally very smart and understanding. The cast was well chosen. The writing is well-informed.

Some of the negative reviewers seem to be offended by sexual material and what they perceive as "anti-christian" content. Of course I would not try to change any of these people's opinions, but I would remind these reviewers of the story's point of view. The setting is in a largely non-Christian world and told from a feminine perspective. With virtually all other tellings being from a masculine, heroic, 15th century Christian perspective (despite the fact that the setting is actually 4th century pagan) I find this appealing for history's (her-story's) sake alone. Usually the "winners" write history. In this case I think Bradley is trying to tell the other side of the story.


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