BBC production of King John.
Part of the BBC Shakespeare Collection.
In 1978, the BBC set itself the task of filming all of William Shakespeare's plays for television. The resulting productions, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilised the best theatrical and television directors and brought highly praised performances from leading contemporary actors.
Directed by David Giles
Leonard Rossiter as King John
William Whymper as Chatillon
Mary Morris as Queen Elinor
Robert Brown as the Earl of Pembroke
John Castle as the Earl of Salisbury
John Flint as Lord Bigot
John Thaw as Hubert de Burgh
George Costigan as Philip the Bastard
Edward Hibbert as Robert Faulconbridge
Phyllida Law as Lady Faulconbridge
Mike Lewin as James Gurney
Charles Kay as King Philip of France
Jonathan Coy as Lewis, the Dauphin
Luc Owen as Arthur, Duke of Britaine
Gorden Kaye as Lymoges, Duke of Austria
Claire Bloom as Constance
Running Time 160 mins
Main Language English
Release Date N/A
Number of Discs 1