Original Projects Page for Excalibur: Behind the Movie

Status: Released

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



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. — PBS America

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Behind the Scenes

Gabriel Byrne and Mark Wright

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