The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter (1968)

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  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Release Date: 1968-10-30
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 215 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 14min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: AVCO Embassy Pictures
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
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1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him. An aging and conniving King Henry II of England and Ireland plans a reunion where he hopes to name his successor. He summons the following people for the holiday at his chateau and primary residence in Chinon, Anjou, within the Angevin Empire of medieval France: his scheming but imprisoned wife, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine; his mistress, Princess Alais, whom he wishes to marry; his three sons, gay Richard the Lionheart , Geoffrey, and John, all of whom desire the throne; and the young, but crafty King Philip II of France, who is also Alais' half-brother.

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  • The Lion in Winter Photos

    Camera Douglas Slocombe Director of Photography
    Editing Lesley Walker Assistant Editor
    Sound John Barry Original Music Composer
    Production Joseph E. Levine Executive Producer
    Editing John Bloom Editor
    Art Peter Murton Art Direction
    Directing Anthony Harvey Director
    Sound Gerry Humphreys ADR & Dubbing
    Crew Simon Kaye Sound Recordist
    Sound John Scott Music
    Directing Kip Gowans Assistant Director
    Writing James Goldman Screenplay
    Writing James Goldman Theatre Play
    Production Martin Poll Producer
    Costume & Make-Up Margaret Furse Costume Design
    Production Basil Appleby Production Manager
    Production Víctor Merenda Production Manager
    Costume & Make-Up Bill Lodge Makeup Artist
    Production John Quested Production Supervisor
    Camera Chic Waterson Camera Operator
    Sound Chris Greenham Sound Editor
    Production Paul Lee Lander Casting
    Crew Garth Inns Special Effects
    Costume & Make-Up Lee Poll Costume Design
    Art Lee Poll Set Decoration
    Production Jane C. Nusbaum Associate Producer
    Costume & Make-Up A.G. Scott Hairstylist
    Sound Robert Richards Orchestrator
    Production Jim Brennan Unit Manager
    Production René Brun Production Manager
    Camera Michael Walter Key Grip