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The Mists of Avalon 

Unrated | | Drama, Fantasy | TV Mini-Series (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 ... See full summary »
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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 ...  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.

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Czech Republic | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mists of 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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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Morgaine and Lancelot are sitting in the circle of stones together, a device that generates the mist can be clearly seen in the lower right-hand corner. See more »

Quotes

Gwenhwyfar: I took poison from a witch. I slept with you and your friend, and gave myself to your lust and ungodliness, and all for nothing! All for nothing! No baby, no baby. Where is my baby, Arthur?
Arthur: It is God's hands now, not ours. Don't cry.
Gwenhwyfar: God does not reward sinners.
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Connections

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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Cerebral and Thought-Provoking
9 July 2001 | by Venus-25See all my reviews

The legend of King Arthur has been retold enough times that no single version of it is sacred. This explores the notion that Arthur is king "at a time when the gods were changing" (to paraphrase James Michener) and that the mystical women of Avalon (and not Merlin) are the real force behind the events of Camelot. The attempt to unite pagans and Christians under one king may seem like a very contemporary issue, but it is a human universal and one that has been repeated throughout history.

It's a shame that most viewers will see this interrupted with commercials; it's a beautifully moody film with lots of excellent photography, sets, and costumes (even if the latter look a little too Medieval for accuracy). The performances are generally good, with a few over-the-top lines and gestures.

PARENTAL ADVISORY: This film contains violence and sexual situations unsuitable for children under 15. Additionally, it is sufficiently cerebral that anyone under that age might not be engaged by it and as such might not be appreciated by newcomers to this legend.


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