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A Knight's Tale (8-Mar-2001)

Director: Brian Helgeland

Writer: Brian Helgeland

Music by: Carter Burwell

Producers: Tim Van Rellim; Todd Black; Brian Helgeland

Keywords: Drama

Medieval action film follows a peasant's quest to masquerade as a knight following the death of his master.

Loosely, loosely inspired by an entry in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, A Knight's Tale regales viewers with the story of William Thatcher, a young peasant squire enamored with and quite skillful at the art of jousting in 14th-century Europe. Driven by a desire for glory and a better standard of living for himself, Thatcher usurps the identity of recently-deceased master Sir Ector to take part in a jousting tournament restricted to noblemen, ultimately prevailing in his first match and heading out on a wild journey towards living as an impostor of a knight with the help of a wide variety of acquaintances including a fictionalized version of Chaucer himself.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mark Addy
14-Jan-1964   The Full Monty
Bérénice Bejo
7-Jul-1976   The Artist
Paul Bettany
27-May-1971   A Knight's Tale
Christopher Cazenove
17-Dec-1945 7-Apr-2010 English character actor
Laura Fraser
24-Jul-1976   Virtual Sexuality
Heath Ledger
4-Apr-1979 22-Jan-2008 Brokeback Mountain
James Purefoy
3-Jun-1964   Feast of July
Rufus Sewell
29-Oct-1967   Dark City
Shannyn Sossamon
3-Oct-1978   A Knight's Tale
Alan Tudyk
16-Mar-1971   Hoban Washburne on Firefly


Heath Ledger   ...   William
Mark Addy   ...   Roland
Rufus Sewell   ...   Count Adhemar
Paul Bettany   ...   Chaucer
Shannyn Sossamon   ...   Jocelyn
Alan Tudyk   ...   Wat
Laura Fraser   ...   Kate
Christopher Cazenove   ...   John Thatcher
Berenice Bejo   ...   Christiana
James Purefoy   ...   Colville
Scott Handy   ...   Germaine
Leagh Conwell   ...   Young William
Steve O'Donnell   ...   Simon the Summoner
Jonathan Slinger   ...   Peter the Pardoner
Nick Brimble   ...   Sir Ector
Karel Dobry   ...   Flanders King of Arms
Philip Lenkowsky   ...   Rouen King of Arms
Roger Ashton-Griffiths   ...   Old Bishop
Petr Meissel   ...   Sword Official
Mathew Mills   ...   Colville's Herald
Daniel Rous   ...   Local Earl Lagny
Vladimir Kulhavy   ...   Fence
Miroslav Mokos   ...   French Squire
Noel Le Bon   ...   French Squire
Scott Bellefeuille   ...   French Squire
David Schneider   ...   Relic Seller
Rudolf Kubik   ...   Paris Master of Arms
David Fisher   ...   London King of Arms
David Sterne   ...   Retired Knight
Alice Connor   ...   Lone Girl
Alice Vesela   ...   Spy
Berwick Kaler   ...   Man in Stocks
Howie Lotker   ...   Lagny Master at Arms
Jan Kuzelka   ...   Smithee
Vaclav Krejci   ...   Smithee
Jan Nemejovsky   ...   Smithee


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