Excalibur is the realisation of director John Boorman's lifelong ambition to bring to the screen the story of King Arthur and the Round Table. A tale of myth and magic, this lavish epic boast a cast including Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Gabriel Byrne and Nicol Williamson. Boorman deliberately cast Mirren as Morgana and Williamson as Merlin in the hope of utilizing their real-life animosity towards each other to create dramatic tension.
- John Boorman
- Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi, Paul Geoffrey, Nicol Williamson, Robert Addie, Gabriel Byrne, Keith Buckley, Katrine Boorman, Liam Neeson, Corin Redgrave, Niall O'Brien, Patrick Stewart, Clive Swift
- 140 min
- USA, UK