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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 79
Category: Bio/History, DramaNotable as: Political drama, Award-Winning WorkSub-Category: Costume drama, Historical drama, LGBT, Political drama, Epic film, Film adaptation, Historical period drama, Biographical film, DramaMain subject: dysfunctional familyRuntime: 129 - 135 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United Kingdom, USADirector: Anthony HarveyScreenwriter: James GoldmanMusic: John BarryCinematography: Douglas SlocombeStars: Nigel Stock, John Castle, Nigel Terry, Timothy Dalton, Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Anthony Hopkins, O. Z. Whitehead, Kenneth Griffith Producer: Martin PollAwards won: Academy Award for Best Actress (Katharine Hepburn)
Academy Award for Best Original Score, no Musical (John Barry)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (James Goldman)
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (Peter O'Toole)
Academy Award for Best Costume Design
Academy Award for Best Director (Anthony Harvey)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Martin Poll)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

The Lion in Winter is a 1968 historical drama film made by Avco Embassy Pictures, based on the Broadway play by James Goldman. It was directed by Anthony Harvey and produced by Joseph E. Levine and Martin Poll from Goldman's adaptation of his own play, The Lion in Winter. The film stars Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, John Castle, Anthony Hopkins as Richard the Lionheart, Jane Merrow, and, in early appearances, Timothy Dalton and Nigel Terry. The film was a commercial success and won three Academy Awards, including one for Hepburn as Best Actress. There was a television remake in 2003.


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