A Man for All Seasons Poster

Release Date: December 12th, 1966

DVD Release Date: January 26th, 1999

G|2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
When the highly respected British statesman Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield) refuses to pressure the Pope into annulling the marriage of King Henry VIII (Robert Shaw) and his Spanish-born wife, More's clashes with the monarch increase in intensity. A devout Catholic, More stands by his religious principles and moves to leave the royal court. Unfortunately, the King and his loyalists aren't appeased by this, and press forward with grave charges of treason, further testing More's resolve.

Cast: Paul Scofield, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles, Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Susannah York, John Hurt, Nigel Davenport

Director: Fred Zinnemann

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Open Road

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Wife, Rivalry, Inspiring, Intense, Emotional, Marriage, England, Forbidden love, Sacrifice

Awards

Winner British Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1967)
Winner British Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1967)
Winner British Costume Design: Colour
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1967)
Winner British Cinematography: Colour
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1967)
Winner British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1967)
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1967)
Winner British Art Direction: Colour
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1967)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Costume Design (Color)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Actor
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Best Picture
Winner Directing
Winner Cinematography (Color)