Joan of Arc (miniseries)

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Joan of Arc
JoanofArcFilm1999.jpg
DVD cover for the film
Written by Michael Alexander Miller
Ronald Parker
Directed by Christian Duguay
Starring Leelee Sobieski
Peter O'Toole
Jacqueline Bisset
Powers Boothe
Theme music composer Asher Ettinger
Charlotte Church
(special vocals)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Producer(s) Peter Bray
Editor(s) Ralph Brunjes
Cinematography Pierre Gill
Running time 140 minutes (180 minutes - uncut version)
Distributor CBC (Canada)
CBS (USA)
Release
Original release
  • May 15, 1999 (1999-05-15)

Joan of Arc is a 1999 two-part television miniseries about the 15th century Catholic saint of the same name. The film stars Leelee Sobieski as Saint Joan. A joint production of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Alliance Atlantis Communications, the film was shown internationally in 1999.

The miniseries received thirteen Primetime Emmy Awards nominations and four Golden Globe Award nominations.

Plot[edit]

The miniseries tells the story of Joan of Arc, from her birth in 1412 until her death in 1431.

Joan of Arc is born in 1412 in the village of Domrémy in the war zone of Northern France. During her youth she often witnesses the horrors of war, but her spirit is kept high by the legend of the Maiden of Lorraine. This says that a young maiden one day will unite the divided country and lead the people to freedom.

Cast[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominee(s) Result
1999 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or a Movie Michael Joy, Shannon Grover, Martin Martinec Nominated
Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Special Deirdre Bowen, Susan Glicksman, Fern Orenstein Nominated
Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special John Hay Nominated
Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special Christian Duguay Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Leelee Sobieski Nominated
Outstanding Miniseries Joan of Arc Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Peter O'Toole Won
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Jacqueline Bisset Nominated
Olympia Dukakis Nominated
Television Critics Association Awards Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials Won
2000 Golden Globe Awards Best Miniseries or Television Film Joan of Arc Nominated
Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film Leelee Sobieski Nominated
Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Peter O'Toole Nominated
Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Jacqueline Bisset Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film Leelee Sobieski Nominated
Best Miniseries Joan of Arc Nominated

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