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- Nigel Terry
- Helen Mirren
- Nicholas Clay
- Cherie Lunghi
- Paul Geoffrey
- Nicol Williamson
- Robert Addie
- Gabriel Byrne
- Keith Buckley
- Katrine Boorman
Did You Know?
- The black smoke in Arthur's first siege on a castle was created by burning tires. It left black flakes on a nearby town.
- Boom mike reflected King Arthur's armour.
- Arthur: Now, once more, I must ride with my knights to defend what was, and the dream of what could be.
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What a wondrous vision Excalibur is! And what a mess.
It must be said that the closing sequence, in which Arthur meets the misbegotten Mordred on an orange battlefield illuminated by a shield-sized red sun, is an epic, Oedipal masterpiece of authentic mythic power, a sequence so strong it shakes the torpor from one's shoulders and induces regret that the rest of the saga has been so juvenile, so lifeless and so lacking poetry or Shakespearean sweep. [11 April 1981]
For all its audacity, a misguided folly.