The Lion In Winter
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"The Lion In Winter" is the 1966 play depicting the personal and political conflicts of King Henry II of England, his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, their children and their guests during Christmas, 1183.
The original production of “The Lion in Winter” opened on March 3, 1966 at the Ambassador under the auspices of Eugene V Wolsk, Walter A Hyman, Alan King & Emanuel Azenberg. Noel Willman directed a cast which included Robert Preston, Rosemary Harris, Christopher Walken & James Rado. The success of the play resulted in its 1968 adaption into a major motion picture under the auspices of Joseph E Levine of Avco/Embassy Pictures with screenplay by Mr Goldman, direction by Anthony Harvey and featured a cast which included Peter O'Toole as Henry II, Katharine Hepburn as Eleanor, Anthony Hopkins as Richard Lionheart and Timothy Dalton as Philip among others.