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A Man for All Seasons (1988 film)

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Genre  Drama
Language  English
7.4/10 IMDb

Director  Charlton Heston
First episode date  December 21, 1988
Country  United States
A Man for All Seasons (1988 film) movie poster
Release date  December 21, 1988
Writer  Robert Bolt (play), Robert Bolt (screenplay)
Nominations  Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Cast  Charlton Heston (Sir Thomas More), Vanessa Redgrave (Lady Alice More), John Gielgud (Cardinal Wolsey), Richard Johnson (Duke of Norfolk), Roy Kinnear (The Common Man), Benjamin Whitrow (Thomas Cromwell)
Similar movies  Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

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A Man for All Seasons is a 1988 television movie about St. Thomas More, directed by and starring Charlton Heston. It is based on the play of the same name by Robert Bolt, which was previously adapted in the Academy Award-winning 1966 film. A Man for All Seasons was the first made-for-TV film produced on behalf of the TNT (Turner Network Television) television network.


The film stars Heston as More, Vanessa Redgrave (who had a small cameo in the 1966 version) as his wife Alice More, Sir John Gielgud as Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Martin Chamberlain as King Henry VIII, Richard Johnson as the Duke of Norfolk (historically, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk), and Roy Kinnear as the narrator, "The Common Man", who was cut from the previous film. (The "Common Man' functions in the manner of a Greek chorus throughout the play, appearing at crucial moments and seeming to comment on the action.)

The 1988 film follows the original stage play more literally, runs a half-hour longer than the 1966 film, and could be considered more "stagy" than that earlier film, which not only divided the Common Man into several more realistic characters, but omitted small portions of the play itself.

A man for all seasons


  • Charlton Heston as Sir Thomas More
  • Vanessa Redgrave as Alice More
  • Richard Johnson as the Duke of Norfolk
  • John Gielgud as Cardinal Wolsey
  • Roy Kinnear as the Narrator
  • Benjamin Whitrow as Thomas Cromwell
  • Adrienne Thomas as Margaret More
  • Martin Chamberlain as Henry VIII
  • John Hudson as William Roper
  • Jonathan Hackett as Richard Rich
  • Milton Cadman as Thomas Cranmer
  • References

    A Man for All Seasons (1988 film) Wikipedia
    A Man for All Seasons (1988 film) IMDb A Man for All Seasons (1988 film)

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