Won 1969 Golden Globes Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama
Sharper and wittier than your average period piece, The Lion in Winter is a tale of palace intrigue bolstered by fantastic performances from Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, and Anthony Hopkins in his big-screen debut.
[A] humdinger of medieval powerplay.
Director Anthony Harvey opened up Goldman's play into authentic spaces far from any proscenium, and remained faithful to an energetic drama propelled by its performances and dialogue.
A commanding blend of the high and low, a thoroughly sordid family melodrama designed for over-literate history buffs.
Tagline: The most significant reserved seat attraction of the year!
Genres: biography, drama, history
Categories: british royal family, medieval times, 12th century, king henry ii, throne, castle, richard the lionheart, eleanor of aquitaine, dysfunctional marriage, queen, king, unfaithfulness, mistress, spear, homoeroticism
Producer: Martin Poll
Editor: John Bloom
Casting: Paul Lee Lander
Director of photography: Douglas Slocombe
Original music composer: John Barry
Costume design: Margaret Furse
Executive producer: Joseph E. Levine
Associate producer: Jane C. Nusbaum
Runtime: 134 min
Country: UK, USA
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Color: Color (Eastmancolor)