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Excalibur (10-Apr-1981)

Director: John Boorman

Writers: Rospo Pallenberg; John Boorman

From novel: Le Mort d'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory

Original Music Composed and Conducted by: Trevor Jones

Producer: John Boorman

Keywords: Fantasy/Action

Distillation of the Arthurian romances, based on Malory's Le Mort d'Arthur. Arthur pulls the sword Excalibur from a stone, demonstrating that he is in fact the son of Pendragon and rightful heir to the throne of Camelot. Boorman effectively captures the dark side of the legends, but to provide more eye candy he uses the trappings of later eras, most particularly armor from the late middle ages. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography, and a Hugo nomination for Best Dramatic Presentation.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Gabriel Byrne
Actor
12-May-1950   The Usual Suspects
Ciarán Hinds
Actor
9-Feb-1953   Munich
Helen Mirren
Actor
26-Jul-1945   Prime Suspect
Liam Neeson
Actor
7-Jun-1952   Rob Roy, Gangs of New York
Corin Redgrave
Actor
16-Jul-1939 6-Apr-2010 Not About Nightingales
Patrick Stewart
Actor
13-Jul-1940   Captain Picard in Star Trek: TNG
Clive Swift
Actor
9-Feb-1936   Keeping Up Appearances
Nigel Terry
Actor
15-Aug-1945   Excalibur
Nicol Williamson
Actor
14-Sep-1938 16-Dec-2011 Merlin in Excalibur

CAST

Nigel Terry   ...   King Arthur
Helen Mirren   ...   Morgana
Nicholas Clay   ...   Lancelot
Cherie Lunghi   ...   Guenevere
Paul Geoffrey   ...   Perceval
and
Nicol Williamson   ...   Merlin
featuring
Robert Addie   ...   Mordred
Gabriel Byrne   ...   Uther
Keith Buckley   ...   Uryens
Katrine Boorman   ...   Igrayne
Liam Neeson   ...   Gawain
Corin Redgrave   ...   Cornwall
Niall O'Brien   ...   Kay
Patrick Stewart   ...   Leondegrance
Clive Swift   ...   Ector
Ciarán Hinds   ...   Lot
Liam O'Callaghan   ...   Sadok
Michael Muldoon   ...   Astamor
Charley Boorman   ...   Boy Mordred
Mannix Flynn   ...   Mordred's Lieutenant
Garrett Keogh   ...   Mador
Emmet Bergin   ...   Ulfus
Barbara Byrne   ...   Young Morgana
Brid Brennan   ...   Lady in Waiting
Kay McLaren   ...   Aged Morgana
Eamon Kelly   ...   Abbot

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