The Lion in Winter (2003 film)

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The Lion in Winter
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Written by James Goldman (June 30, 1927 – October 28, 1998)
Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky
Starring Patrick Stewart
Glenn Close
Andrew Howard
John Light
Rafe Spall
Theme music composer Richard Hartley
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Patrick Stewart
Dyson Lovell
Cinematography Sergey Kozlov
Editor(s) Henry Richardson
Running time 167 minutes
Original network Showtime Networks
Hallmark Entertainment
Original release
  • December 26, 2003 (2003-12-26) (United Kingdom)
  • May 23, 2004 (2004-05-23) (United States)

The Lion in Winter is a 2003 made-for-television remake of the stage play of the same name.

The remake was first shown on December 26, 2003 in the U.K. and premiered on U.S. television on May 26, 2004. It starred Patrick Stewart and Glenn Close, and was directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. It was filmed on location at Spiš Castle in eastern Slovakia.

Andrew Howard, John Light, and Rafe Spall played the warring brothers. Jonathan Rhys Meyers played the king of France and Julia Vysotskaya, his sister and Henry's mistress, Princess Alais.


Awards and nominations[edit]


Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Outstanding Costumes – Miniseries, Movie, or Special

Golden Globe Awards

  • Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film (Close)

Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • Outstanding Female Actor – Television Movie or Miniseries (Close)


Costume Designers Guild

  • Excellence in Costume Design for Television – Fantasy or Period

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Outstanding Made for Television Movie
  • Outstanding Actress – Miniseries or Movie (Close)
  • Outstanding Directing – Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special
  • Outstanding Art Direction – Miniseries, Movie, or Special
  • Outstanding Hairstyling – Miniseries, Movie, or Special

Golden Globe Awards

  • Best Miniseries or Television Film
  • Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film (Stewart)

Producers Guild of America Awards

  • Television Producer of the Year Award – Longform

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