VINTAGE FILM The Lion in Winter

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The Lion in Winter

Shakespeare, that most-feared game show category, attracts a much larger audience when a (living) talented writer brings the story to life for us. Still set in 1183 (not 2001), James Goldman’s script gave King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine plenty of red-carpet opportunities after the curtain fell.

Director: Anthony Harvey

Screenplay by: James Goldman

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole

Major nominations on original release : Academy Award for Best Picture (won), Director, Actor (O'Toole), Actress (Hepburn - won), Adapted Screenplay (won); BAFTA for Best Screenplay, Actress (Hepburn - won), Supporting Actor (Hopkins).

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