The Lion in Winter Poster

Release Date: 1968

DVD Release Date: March 23rd, 1999

PG|2 hr 12 min

Plot Summary
It's Christmas 1183, and King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) is planning to announce his successor to the throne. The jockeying for the crown, though, is complex. Henry has three sons and wants his boy Prince John (Nigel Terry) to take over. Henry's wife, Queen Eleanor (Katharine Hepburn), has other ideas. She believes their son Prince Richard (Anthony Hopkins) should be king. As the family and various schemers gather for the holiday, each tries to make the indecisive king choose their option.

Cast: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Jane Merrow, John Castle, Timothy Dalton, Anthony Hopkins, Nigel Stock, Nigel Terry

Director: Anthony Harvey

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: AVCO Embassy Pictures

Keywords: Competition, Rivalry, Family, France, Pursuit, Son, Engaging