The Life and Death of King John (1984) Online
King John does whatever it takes to keep himself on the throne of England, making enemies of the pope, France, and his nephew along the way.
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Leonard Rossiter||-||King John|
|Mary Morris||-||Queen Elinor|
|Robert Brown||-||Earl of Pembroke|
|John Castle||-||Earl of Salisbury|
|John Flint||-||Lord Bigot|
|John Thaw||-||Hubert de Burgh|
|George Costigan||-||Philip - the Bastard|
|Edward Hibbert||-||Robert Faulconbridge|
|Phyllida Law||-||Lady Faulconbridge|
|Mike Lewin||-||James Gurney|
|Charles Kay||-||King Philip of France|
|Jonathan Coy||-||Lewis, the Dauphin|
|Luc Owen||-||Arthur - Duke of Britaine|
|Gorden Kaye||-||Lymoges - Duke of Austria|
For this production, director David Giles chose to go with a semi-stylised setting which he referred to as both "emblematic" and "heraldic."
Leonard Rossiter died before the show aired.
Part of the long running BBC Television Shakespeare project which ran between 1978 and 1985.