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Writers (WGA):
James Goldman (play)
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Release Date:
23 May 2004 (USA) See more »
All of Britain and half of France were his kingdom. But there was one thing Henry II would never control . . . His Family. (DVD) See more »
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Directed by
Andrey Konchalovskiy  (as Andrei Konchalovsky)
Writing credits
James Goldman (play)

James Goldman (teleplay)

Produced by
Robert Halmi Jr. .... executive producer
Robert Halmi Sr. .... executive producer
Vicki Letizia .... associate producer
Dyson Lovell .... producer
Paul Lowin .... co-producer
Wendy Neuss .... executive producer (as Wendy Neuss-Stewart)
Martin Poll .... executive producer
Patrick Stewart .... executive producer
Original Music by
Richard Hartley 
Cinematography by
Sergey Kozlov  (as Sergei Kozlov)
Film Editing by
Henry Richardson 
Casting by
Joyce Gallie 
Sally Osoba 
Production Design by
Roger Hall 
Art Direction by
Alistair Kay (supervising art director)
János Szabolcs 
Set Decoration by
István Tóth 
Costume Design by
Consolata Boyle 
Makeup Department
Martial Corneville .... hair stylist: Ms. Close
Noémi Czakó .... makeup artist
Jánosné Kajtár .... makeup supervisor (as Janosne Kajtar)
Klaudia Király .... assistant hair stylist
Erwin H. Kupitz .... wig designer
Didier Lavergne .... makeup artist: Ms. Close
Silke Lisku .... hair stylist: Mr. Stewart
Silke Lisku .... makeup artist: Mr Stewart
Klári Szinek .... hair stylist (as Klara Szinek)
Anna Tesner .... makeup artist
Production Management
David Byrne .... post-production supervisor
Nigel Marchant .... unit production manager
Peter Seres .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Oscar Beuselinck .... second assistant director
Gábor Gajdos .... assistant director: second unit
Kerric Macdonald .... second unit director
Tamás Mink .... second assistant director
Petr Nemecek .... first assistant director: Slovakia
Kieron Phipps .... first assistant director (as Kieron A. Phipps)
Art Department
István Balogh .... chargehand dressing props
Caroline Cobbold .... production buyer
Tamás Csaba .... art department production assistant
Pál Csicsman .... swing gang
Bence Erdelyi .... art department assistant
Lajos Farkas .... storyboard artist
Stanislaw Flak .... scenic painter
Kata Fustos .... stand-by props
Peter James .... assistant art director
Frantisek Kudlac .... scenic painter: Slovakia
Mihály Marton .... stand-by props (as Mihaly Marton)
Mihály Molnár .... assistant art director
László Nagidai .... assistant construction manager
László Nagyidai Jr. .... constructor
Zsolt Nemes .... swing gang
Michael Richard .... construction supervisor (as Michael Rickard)
Miklós Schmelcz .... construction manager (as Miklos Schmelz)
Tamás Simon .... prop buyer
Gábor Stibló .... property buyer
Lajos E. Szabó .... stand-by painter
Béla Tollay .... stand-by props
Gabor Toth .... assistant set decorator
Howard Weaver .... scenic artist
Sound Department
Ben Brazier .... sound editor
Kevin Brazier .... supervising sound editor
Robert Brazier .... foley editor
Wayne Brooks .... sound effects editor
Nick Foley .... adr recordist
György Mihályi .... sound cable assistant
David Old .... sound re-recording mixer
Mac Ruth .... sound mixer
Anna Sulley .... assistant dialogue editor
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer
Pál Szûrös .... boom operator
Robert Thompson .... sound re-recording mixer
Rowena Wilkinson .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Gábor Balog .... special effects technician
János Berki .... special effects technician (as Janos Berki)
Gabor Kiszelly .... special effects supervisor assistant
Gyula Krasnyánszky .... pyro supervisor
Ferenc Ormos .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Zoltán Benyó .... visual effects supervisor
Marcell Nagy .... digital artist
Gábor Vaszkun .... matte painter
László Imre .... stunts
Bela Kasi .... assistant stunt coordinator
Péter Katona .... stunt performer
Péter Katona .... stunt rider
Roland Kollárszky .... stunts
Levente Lezsák .... stunts
Béla Unger .... stunt coordinator (sword master)
Camera and Electrical Department
Antal Berger .... electrician
Attila Bilik .... electrician
Attila Bogyai .... electrician
Istvan Bolla .... gaffer
Zoltán Dzsupin .... second assistant camera: second unit
Egon Endrényi .... still photographer
Kornél Fiskovszky .... best boy: second unit
Mike Frift .... camera operator (as Michael Frift)
István Gottmann .... assistant camera
Gábor Hevesi .... electrician
János Kiss .... key grip
Krisztián Kupi .... best boy
Robert Litomisky .... first assistant camera: second camera
Attila Nagy .... second assistant "a" camera
Csaba Nemesházi .... video assist operator
Pal Paluch .... key dolly grip: second unit
Balázs Révész .... steadicam operator/"b" camera operator
Martin Shepherd .... first assistant "a" camera
József Szucsik .... gaffer: second unit
Attila Szûcs .... second dolly grip
Péter Rácz Tiger .... video assist operator: second unit
Jozsef Torba .... grip
András Tóth .... best boy grip
Ádám Wallner .... second assistant camera: "B" camera
Ken Woroner .... still photographer
István Õsz .... electrician
Casting Department
Zsolt Csutak .... casting: Hungary
Tamás Kertész .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alison Byrne .... costume assistant
Krisztina Fekete .... head dresser (as Kriszta Fekete)
Ildikó Fogt .... key costumer
Dominová Gabriela .... wardrobe translator: Slovakia
Jana Janková .... dresser: Slovakia
József Lender .... dresser
Rhona McGuirke .... costume supervisor
Péter Palotás .... dresser
Magdalen Rubalcava .... assistant costume designer
Gabriella Schwarz .... costumer
Gabriella Schwarz .... wardrobe assistant
Maggie Scobbie .... chief costume cutter
Zsuzsa Varadi .... wardrobe coordinator
Krisztina Vavrinecz .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Trevor Brown .... colorist
Olga Grinshpun .... first assistant editor (as Olga Grinshpoun)
Nikolai Malakhov .... lightworks assistant (as Nikolai Malahov)
Yan Miles .... first assistant editor
Dan Preston .... assistant on-line editor
Andy Wood .... hi-def online editor (as Andrew Wood)
Music Department
Phil Chapman .... music mixer
Peter Fuchs .... music scoring engineer
Paul Talkington .... music coordinator
Allan Wilson .... conductor
Transportation Department
Istvan Pintye .... transportation coordinator
Péter Veres .... unit driver
Other crew
Csaba Bagossy .... production assistant
Bill Barringer .... location manager
Jean Bourne .... script supervisor
Tabitha Burrill .... assistant production accountant
Bodzsár Böbe .... accountant
József Cirkó .... production executive
Jason Dolan .... assistant: Martin Poll
Dóra Endrényi .... script supervisor: second unit
Bryon Fear .... assistant to producer
Danica Fleischerova .... production coordinator: Slovakia (as Danica Matulayova)
Gabriella Foldes .... unit consultant: Slovakia
Gergely Fülöp .... set production assistant
Tamás Guba .... location manager
Alina Gulyaeva .... assistant to director
Balogh Györgyi .... assistant accountant
Michael Harris .... facilities supervisor
Márk Herjeczki .... set production assistant
Peter Hric .... slovak horse master
Ivan Janovsky .... location consultant: Slovakia
Balázs Kovács .... extras coordinator
Bettina Lyster .... production coordinator
Vladimir Magal .... location manager: Slovakia
Michael Mehlmann .... dialogue coach
Yan Miles .... title designer
Kevin O'Driscoll .... production accountant
Eszter Repassy .... production coordinator
Miles Richarson .... title designer
Laszlo Rorariusz .... location manager (as Laszlo Rorarius)
Béla Vaszary .... medical coordinator
Emõke Vágási .... assistant to producers
Toth Zsuzsa .... production assistant
Éva Zöld .... production assistant
Britt Harrison .... script consultant (uncredited)

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Anachronisms: Eleanor refers to syphilis in one of her speeches, an impossibility in 1183 England. Syphilis was not named such until 1530 by Hieronymus Fracastorius. Regardless of whether Europe even had the disease prior to 1200, it could not have been known by that name to the Queen.See more »
John:He has a knife, a knife!
Eleanor of Aquitaine:Of course he has a knife! I have a knife. We all have knives. It's 1183 and we're all barbarians!
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Version of The Lion in Winter (1968)See more »


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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
New adaptation for TV from classic film as brilliant as the original, 24 May 2006
Author: ma-cortes

This splendid picture is set in Christmas 118 3, the medieval monarch Henry II (Patrick Stewart) finds surrounded by astute and ambitious relatives who want to regain politics and personnel rewards . The king pretends announce his heir and invites his estranged wife Eleanor of Aquitaine (Glenn Close) imprisoned by conspiracy , also comes the King Philip II of France (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) . Both of whom confront wits over the succession to the English throne and much else . The heir election between the three sons , the valiant Richard (Howard) , the opportunist Geoffrey (Light) and the the vain , useless John (Spall) will originate intrigues , blackmails and hates . The grown brothers are fraught with tension rapidly changing alliances and completed with a cutting edge psychological manipulation . In spite of possession a kingdom spread all Great Britain and halve France , there's one thing which Henry II never could to control : his own family .

The film is inspired by true events , thus occurred certainly the sons' rebellion incited by Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine for the marriage King Henry II inherited the occidental France , however the coup failed and Henry ordered her entry into a convent but she was freed when died Henry and Richard Lionheart was crowned until the third crusade (intervening along with Philip II and conquered Acre ) when was crowned John with no Land . This English domain over France will cause length conflict known as ¨Hundred Years War¨ (1339-1453) . Besides , there appears famous knight William Marshall (Clive Wood) and is mentioned the enemy archbishop Thomas Becket whom ordered to kill (played in previous film by Richard Burton and again Henry II performed by Peter O'Toole) . Besides , Philip Augustus II Capeto (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) who truly combated Henry II and his sons Richard and John whom defeated in Bouvines(1214) battle .

This television movie is an excellent costumer drama with superb dialog and magnificently characterized medieval personages . Patrick Stewart and Glenn Close make triumphant characterizations . This is a brilliantly script-written picture , being rendered from his own play by James Goldman . The atmospheric and spectacular musical score being magnificently composed by Richard Hartley . Sensational production design by Roger Hall . The film was well directed by Andrei Konchalovsky (Siberiada). The flick will appeal to medieval drama buffs and historical cinema enthusiasts .

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