Katharine Hepburn delivers an "amazing" (Variety), Oscar®-winning performance "that must be seen to be believed" (Boxoffice) in this "dazzling" (Los Angeles Times) all-star film that is not to be missed. Behind the great stone walls of an English castle, the world's most powerful empire is in crisis. Three sons struggle to win their father's favor - as well as his crown. King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) and his queen, Eleanor (Hepburn), engage in a battle of royal wits that pits elder son Richard (Anthony Hopkins) against his brothers, while the cunning King Philip of France (Timothy Dalton) takes advantage of the internal fracturing in his bid to destroy their kingdom.

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The Lion in Winter (1968)

Unrated

Drama · 2h 14m · 10/30/1968

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"The Lion in Winter" is about love and hate between a man and a woman and their sons. It's also about politics, vengeance, greed and ambition. It other words it's about life.

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Katharine Hepburn delivers an "amazing" (Variety), Oscar®-winning performance "that must be seen to be believed" (Boxoffice) in this "dazzling" (Los Angeles Times) all-star film that is not to be missed. Behind the great stone walls of an English castle, the world's most powerful empire is in crisis. Three sons struggle to win their father's favor - as well as his crown. King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) and his queen, Eleanor (Hepburn), engage in a battle of royal wits that pits elder son Richard (Anthony Hopkins) against his brothers, while the cunning King Philip of France (Timothy Dalton) takes advantage of the internal fracturing in his bid to destroy their kingdom.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, French

Countries

United Kingdom, United States

Production Company

Haworth Productions

Budget

$4,000,000

Revenue

$22,300,000
Part Of
Cast
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Peter O'Toole

Henry II
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Katharine Hepburn

Eleanor of Aquitaine
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Anthony Hopkins

Richard
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John Castle

Geoffrey
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Nigel Terry

John
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Timothy Dalton

Philip II
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Jane Merrow

Alais
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Nigel Stock

William Marshall
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Kenneth Ives

Queen Eleanor's Guard
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O.Z. Whitehead

Bishop of Durham
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Fran Stafford

Lady in Waiting
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Ella More

Lady in Waiting
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Kenneth Griffith

Strolling Player
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Henry Woolf

Strolling Player
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Karol Hagar

Strolling Player
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David Griffith

Strolling Player (as Mark Griffith)
Crew
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Anthony Harvey

Director
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James Goldman

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Lion in Winter

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

6/19/2001

Disc Title Front Cover

The Lion in Winter

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

3/5/2024

$12.49 -$5.00 (29%)

Disc Title Front Cover

The Lion in Winter

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

3/13/2018

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