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TO KILL A KING
UK: Pathe Distribution
Cast: Tim Roth, Dougray Scott, Rupert Everett, Olivia Williams, James Bolam, Corin Redgrave, Finbar Lynch, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Adrian Scarborough, Jeremy Swift, Julia Bridgeman, Katy Cross, Jessica Hazel, Bruno Lastra, John-Paul Macleod, Steven Webb
Director: Mike Barker
Countries: UK / Germany
UK: 102 mins
UK Certificate: 12A contains infrequent moderate violence
UK Release Date: 16 May 2003
Based on an original screenplay by young British writer Jenny Mayhew, TO KILL A KING is a dramatic and exciting journey through 17th century England. The film explores how the love and loyalty between two of the most fascinating figures of the English Civil Wars turned to betrayal and political intrigue.
Sir Thomas Fairfax (Dougray Scott), though aristocratic by birth, commanded the Parliamentary armies during the English Civil Wars. In the aftermath of years of bloodshed and chaos, Fairfax found himself increasingly stranded between his loyalty to the revolutionary cause of his comrade Oliver Cromwell (Tim Roth) and the loyalty he owed to his wife Lady Anne (Olivia Williams) and their shared class. Cromwell's determination to change the face of English society led directly to the execution of King Charles I - an act of treachery that Fairfax was unable to condone.
Mike Barker (BEST LAID PLANS, THE JAMES GANG), currently one of Britain's most sought after directing talents, combines emotion, tension and intrigue with love, romance and historical drama, to create an engaging cinematic insight into some of English history's most fascinating and previously unexplored characters.
The DVD incorporates interviews, a featurette and the trailer.