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The Mists of Avalon 

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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 ... See full summary »
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2001  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Anjelica Huston ...  Vivianne 2 episodes, 2001
Julianna Margulies ...  Morgaine 2 episodes, 2001
Joan Allen ...  Morgause 2 episodes, 2001
Samantha Mathis ...  Gwenwyfar 2 episodes, 2001
Caroline Goodall ...  Igraine 2 episodes, 2001
Edward Atterton ...  Arthur 2 episodes, 2001
Michael Vartan ...  Lancelot 2 episodes, 2001
Michael Byrne ...  Merlin 2 episodes, 2001
Hans Matheson ...  Mordred 2 episodes, 2001
Mark Lewis Jones ...  Uther 2 episodes, 2001
Clive Russell ...  Gorlois 2 episodes, 2001
Tamsin Egerton ...  Young Morgaine 2 episodes, 2001
Christopher Fulford ...  Lot 2 episodes, 2001
David Calder ...  Uriens 2 episodes, 2001
Hugh Ross ...  Bishop Patricius 2 episodes, 2001
Edward Jewesbury ...  Ambrosius 2 episodes, 2001
Freddie Highmore ...  Young Arthur 2 episodes, 2001
Ian Duncan ...  Accolon 2 episodes, 2001
Noah Huntley ...  Gawain 2 episodes, 2001
Honza Klima Honza Klima ...  Kay 2 episodes, 2001
John Comer John Comer ...  Talbot 2 episodes, 2001
Karel Dobrý ...  Rhiannon 2 episodes, 2001
Klára Issová ...  Raven 2 episodes, 2001
Biddy Hodson ...  Elaine 2 episodes, 2001
Tony Curran ...  Uther's Captain 2 episodes, 2001
Philip Lenkowsky Philip Lenkowsky ...  Cuthbert 2 episodes, 2001
Lucy Fillery Lucy Fillery ...  Serving Woman 2 episodes, 2001
Elias Bauer Elias Bauer ...  Young Mordred 2 episodes, 2001
Justin Muller ...  Gareth 2 episodes, 2001
Gabriela Zajickova 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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Official Sites:

TNT

Country:

Czech Republic | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Brumas de Avalon See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (3 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Julianna Margulies is only nine years older than Hans Matheson, who played her son, Mordred. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Gwenhwyfar and Lancelot kiss in the chapel, the cross on the altar is draped with a rosary. The film is set in the fifth century, but the rosary did not exist until the early 13th century. See more »

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Morgaine: As Lancelot made his decision, deep within me there stood something I had felt for no man before. Within days, on the orders of Viviane, I was on my way to take part in the fertility rites known as the Beltane feast. The ceremony she called, "The Great Marriage." To whom I would be given, I did not know. But Viviane assured me that the future of Avalon depended on my playing the role of the Virgin Huntress. And that my partner would be the man that killed the King Stag. As I returned to the ...
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Referenced in The Commune (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

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 zeupaterSee 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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