Born on December 31, 1943
From Scarborough, Yorkshire, England
Ben Kingsley as "Ay"
A landmark six-hour special-event series presents, for the first time on TV, a dramatized story of one of history's most renowned rulers, Tutankhamun. His reign as the youngest Egyptian king plays out amid heartbreaking romance, epic battles, political backstabbing, conspiracy, jealousy, and even murder -- illustrating that drama of ancient times was not far removed from that of modern times. Not yet a teenager when he ascends to the throne, King Tut relies on powerful advisers, including Grand Vizier Ay and military strategist General Horemheb, yet those same advisers -- plus friends and lovers -- scheme for their own shameful interests, impeding the king's ability to lead Egypt to glory.
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries|