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Edward II (1991)

R
87 min | Drama, History, Romance

In this Derek Jarman version of Christopher Marlowe's Elizabethan drama, in modern costumes and settings, Plantagenet king Edward II hands the power-craving nobility the perfect excuse by taking as lover besides his diplomatic wife, the ...See moreIn this Derek Jarman version of Christopher Marlowe's Elizabethan drama, in modern costumes and settings, Plantagenet king Edward II hands the power-craving nobility the perfect excuse by taking as lover besides his diplomatic wife, the French princess Isabel, not an acceptable lady at court but the ambitious Piers Gaveston, who uses his favor in bed even to wield political influence - the stage is set for a palace revolt which sends the gay pair from the throne to a terminal torture dungeon. Written by KGF Vissers See less
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Writers
Christopher Marlowe (play) | Derek Jarman (screenplay) | Stephen McBride (screenplay) | Ken Butler (screenplay)
Composer
Simon Fisher-Turner (as Simon Fisher Turner)
Cinematographer
Ian Wilson (photographed by)
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Budget
£ 750,000
Opening Wknd
$ 28,318
Gross (USA)
$ 699,264
Gross (World)
$ 699,902
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Release date
Mar 20, 1992 (United States)

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Steven Waddington
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Kevin Collins
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Andrew Tiernan
Piers Gaveston Piers Gaveston   See fewer
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John Lynch
Spencer Spencer   See fewer
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Dudley Sutton
Bishop of Winchester Bishop of Winchester   See fewer
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Tilda Swinton
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Jody Graber
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Nigel Terry
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Jill Balcon
Chorus of Nobility Chorus of Nobility   See fewer
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Barbara New
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Andrea Miller
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Brian Mitchell
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David Glover
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John Quentin
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Andrew Charleson
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Roger Hammond
Bishop Bishop   See fewer
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Jocelyn Pook
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Abigail Brown
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6.9 / 10 | 2,160 votes