The Lion in Winter
Award-winning drama set in the royal court, starring Peter O'Toole, Anthony Hopkins and Katharine Hepburn in dazzling, Oscar winning form. The 12th century, and the obsession of Henry II of England to find a successor, after the death of the heir to the throne, causes him, one Christmas, to summon his three remaining sons. Also summoned is his wife, the formidable Eleanor of Aquitaine, who he has kept imprisoned for the last ten years. The relationship between the king and queen is fiery; their passions turn from tenderness to fury as they scheme and cajole with their sons to determine who should be the future King of England.
Starring Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Jane Merrow
Director Anthony Harvey