Inspired by "The Canterbury Tales," as well as the story of Ulrich von Lichtenstein, this is the story of William, a young squire with a gift for jousting. After his master dies suddenly, the squire hits the road with his cohorts Roland and Wat. On the journey, they stumble across an unknown writer, Chaucer. William, lacking a proper pedigree, convinces Chaucer to forge genealogy documents that will pass him off as a knight. With his newly-minted history in hand, the young man sets out to prove himself a worthy knight at the country's jousting competition, and finds romance along the way. (IMDB Written by Anonymous )
The story of King George III of England's slide into insanity, and the political and royal back stabbing which results from his incapacitation. Despite being very amusing at times, this is a sad tale of medical practices in the later 1700s as well as an insight into life inside and around the royaly of the time.
(Written by Rob Hartill IMDB)
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In adapting the play to film, the title was changed from The Madness of George III to The Madness of King George. An urban myth has developed that the title change derives from the fear that American audiences would think the film was a sequel, due to the Roman numerals. However, director Nicholas Hytner has stated that the principal reason was to clarify that this was a film about a king. >>article
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He has appeared in so many period dramas that I have to remind myself that he does in fact live in the present. He is one of my favourite actors in this genre and has graced us with his talents in the following films:
The Tudors (2007)
Tristam Shandy (2006)
Gosford Park (2001)
The Golden Bowl (2000)
The Winslow Boy (1999)
An Ideal Husband (1999)
Wuthering Heights (1992)
An Ideal Husband with Cate Blanchett
Winslow Boy with Rebecca Pidgeon
Possession with Jennifer Ehle
Golden Bowl with Uma Thurman and Kate Beckinsale
Emma with Gwyneth Paltrow
I may call you "my" Mr. Knightley. "
James McAvoy and Keira Knightley
Best Motion Picture of the Year (Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster),
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Saoirse Ronan),
Best Adapted Screenplay (Christopher Hampton),
Achievement in Art Direction (Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer),
Achievement in Cinematography (Seamus McGarvey),
Achievement in Costume Design (Jacqueline Durran),
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures - Original Score (Dario Marianelli).
Romola Garai shot her scenes in 4 days.
The opening film of the 2007's Venice Film Festival. Director Joe Wright, at 35, is the youngest director to have a film open this prestigious event.