134 mins PG The Lion in Winter | 1968 Drama, Adaptation Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine celebrate Christmas together and battle for control of the throne. 134 mins PG Director: Anthony Harvey Writers: James Goldman, James Goldman Stars: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Jane Merrow | See full cast & crew » Awards: 3 Oscar wins. Another 6 wins & 15 nominations | full awards » Jump to Related Articles Photos Cast & Crew 24Awards Synopsis Cast Peter O'Toole ... King Henry II Actor Katharine Hepburn ... Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine Actor Jane Merrow ... Princess Alais Actor John Castle ... Prince Geoffrey Actor Anthony Hopkins ... Prince Richard Actor Nigel Terry ... Prince John Actor Timothy Dalton ... King Philip of France Actor Nigel Stock ... William Marshall Actor O Z Whitehead ... Bishop of Durham Actor Kenneth Ives ... Queen Eleanor's Guard Actor Kenneth Griffith ... Strolling Player Actor Henry Woolf ... Strolling Player Actor Full Cast & Crew Director Anthony Harvey Director Full Cast & Crew Writers James Goldman Screenplay James Goldman Play as Source Material Full Cast & Crew Company Haworth Productions Production Company Full Cast & Crew Synopsis Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine celebrate Christmas together and battle for control of the throne.