The Lion in Winter


2h 36m 2004

Brief Synopsis

Over the Christmas of 1183, King Henry II of England brings together his treacherous family members - his wife, Queen Eleanor of Acquataine, newly released from prison for attempting to stage a coup; his beautiful, shameless mistress Alais and her scheming brother, King Philip of France; and his thr

Film Details

Also Known As
Lion in Winter
Release Date
2004
Location
Spissky Castle, Slovakia; Hungary

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 36m

Synopsis

Over the Christmas of 1183, King Henry II of England brings together his treacherous family members - his wife, Queen Eleanor of Acquataine, newly released from prison for attempting to stage a coup; his beautiful, shameless mistress Alais and her scheming brother, King Philip of France; and his three sons, Princes Richard, Geoffrey and John, all with political, filial and fraternal axes to grind - to settle once and for all the question of who will succeed him as ruler of the kingdom.

Crew

Gabor Balogh

Visual Effects

Istvan Balogh

Props

Bill Barringer

Location Manager

Zoltan Benyo

Visual Effects Supervisor

Janos Berki

Visual Effects

Oscar Beuselinck

Assistant Director

Bobe Bodzsar

Accountant

Istvan Bolla

Gaffer

Jean Bourne

Script Supervisor

Consolata Boyle

Costume Designer

Kevin Brazier

Supervising Sound Editor

Robert Brazier

Foley Editor

Wayne Brooks

Sound Effects Editor

Trevor Brown

Colorist

Tabitha Burrill

Assistant Production Accountant

Alison Byrne

Costumes

David Byrne

Post-Production Supervisor

Phil Chapman

Music

Caroline Cobbold

Art Department

Martial Corneville

Hair Stylist

Zsolt Csutak

Casting Director

Noemi Czako

Makeup Artist

Dora Endrenyi

Script Supervisor

Bence Erdelyi

Art Department

Lajos Farkas

Storyboard Artist

Kriszta Fekete

Costumes

Kornel Fiskovszky

Best Boy

Michael Frift

Camera Operator

Peter Fuchs

Music

Kata Fustos

Props

Gabor Gajdos

Assistant Director

Joyce Gallie

Casting Director

James Goldman

Writer

James Goldman

Source Material

Olga Grinshpun

Assistant Editor

Roger Hall

Production Designer

Robert Halmi

Executive Producer

Robert Halmi Jr.

Executive Producer

Richard Hartley

Music

Peter James

Assistant Art Director

Janosne Kajtar

Hair

Alistair Kay

Art Director

Janos Kiss

Key Grip

Gabor Kiszelly

Special Effects Supervisor

Sergei Kozlov

Director Of Photography

Krisztian Kupi

Best Boy

Erwin H Kupitz

Wig Maker

Didier Lavergne

Makeup Designer

Vicki Letizia

Associate Producer

Silka Lisku

Makeup

Robert Litomisky

Assistant Camera

Dyson Lovell

Producer

Paul Lowin

Coproducer

Bettina Lyster

Production Coordinator

Kerric Macdonald

Unit Director

Nikolai Malakhov

Special Effects

Nigel Marchant

Unit Production Manager

Mihaly Marton

Props

Rhona Mcguirke

Costume Supervisor

Yan Miles

Assistant Editor

Tamas Mink

Assistant Director

Laszlo Nagidai

Construction Manager

Attila Nagy

Assistant Camera

Wendy Neuss

Executive Producer

Kevin O'driscoll

Production Accountant

David Old

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ferenc Ormos

Special Effects Supervisor

Sally Osoba

Casting Director

Pal Paluch

Key Grip

Kieron Phipps

Assistant Director

Martin Poll

Executive Producer

Eszter Repassy

Production Coordinator

Balazs Revesz

Camera

Henry Richardson

Editor

Miles Richardson

Titles

Michael Rickard

Construction

Laszlo Rorarius

Assistant Location Manager

Magdalen Rubalcava

Assistant Costume Designer

Mac Ruth

Sound Mixer

Miklos Schmelz

Construction Manager

Maggie Scobbie

Costumes

Peter Seres

Production Manager

Martin Shepherd

Assistant Camera

Tamas Simon

Props Buyer

Patrick Stewart

Executive Producer

Janos Szabolcs

Art Director

Klara Szinek

Hair Stylist

Jozsef Szucsik

Gaffer

Pal Szuros

Boom Operator

Paul Talkington

Music Coordinator

Anna Tesner

Makeup Artist

Robert Thompson

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Bela Tollay

Props

Gabor Toth

Set Decorator

Istvan Toth

Set Decorator

Bela Unger

Stunt Coordinator

Zsuzsa Varadi

Wardrobe

Gabor Vaszkun

Matte Painter

Krisztina Vavrinecz

Wardrobe Supervisor

Adam Wallner

Assistant Camera

Howard Weaver

Scenic Artist

Jason Wheeler

Negative Cutter

Allan Wilson

Music Conductor

Andrew Wood

On-Line Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Lion in Winter
Release Date
2004
Location
Spissky Castle, Slovakia; Hungary

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 36m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for six 2004 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Made for Television Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Glenn Close), Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Andrei Konchalovsky), and Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Roger Hall, Janos Szabolcs, and Istvan Toth) by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Nominated for the 2005 David L. Wolper Producer of the Year Award (Long-Form Television) by the Producers Guild of America (PGA).

Aired in United States July 20, 2004

Aired in United States May 23, 2004

Aired in USA on Showtime Network May 23, 2004.

Began shooting in early 2003.