This new documentary will be broadcast on PBS America in the UK on December 1, 2017
Release Date: 2016
Written and directed by Mark Wright; produced by Alec Moore and Lawrence Fee
Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren, Nigel Terry, John Boorman, Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart
Synopsis from PBS America:
Ambitious, operatic and featuring an all-star cast of British and Irish thespians, the Oscar-nominated ‘Excalibur’ remains a resplendent retelling of the legend of King Arthur. This one-hour documentary looks back on John Boorman’s sword and sorcery (and stone) epic, which he describes as the toughest film he ever made – and from the director of ‘Deliverance’ and ‘Zardoz’, that’s saying something. Released in 1981, this landmark of Irish cinema helped launch the careers of Liam Neeson, Gabriel Byrne, Helen Mirren and Patrick Stewart. Here they join other cast and crew to share their memories of filming this stone cold classic.
Behind the Scenes
Gabriel Byrne and Mark Wright