Nominated for 12 Academy Awards

Peter O’Toole delivers an electrifying performance as the mischievous Henry II, who surprises England by naming his fellow rogue and trusted confidant Thomas Becket (Richard Burton in a career defining role) as Chancellor. But when Henry next appoints him Archbishop Of Canterbury, Becket shocks the world by openly defying the King with his newfound faith and compassion. Will a desperate ruler now destroy a beloved friend to save his splintering kingdom? John Gielgud co-stars in this stunning epic based on the Broadway sensation and brought to the screen by Hal Wallis, the legendary producer of True Grit and Casablanca.

Peter Glenville

Peter O’Toole (Lawrence of ArabiaThe Last Emperor)
Richard Burton (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)


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