Directed by Peter Glenville
1964    2h 28m    PG-13
King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas Becket, technically a deacon of the church, to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously and provides abler opposition to Henry.
Cast of Becket
  • Richard BurtonBecket / Thomas Becket
  • Peter O'Toolehis King / King Henry II
  • John GielgudKing Louis of France / King Louis VII of France
  • Gino Cervithe Cardinal / Cardinal Zambelli
  • Paolo Stoppathe Pope / Pope Alexander III
  • Donald WolfitBishop Folliot
  • David WestonBrother John
  • Martita HuntEmpress Matilda
  • Pamela BrownQueen Eleanor of Aquitaine
  • Percy HerbertBaron
  • Siân PhillipsGwendolen
  • Inigo JacksonRobert de Beaumont
  • Felix AylmerArchbishop of Canterbury
  • Niall MacGinnisBaron
  • Christopher RhodesBaron
  • John PhillipsBishop of Winchester
  • Frank PettingellBishop of York
  • Véronique VendellFrench Prostitute
  • Jennifer HilaryPeasant's Daughter
  • David Davenport
  • Hamilton DyceBishop of Chichester
  • Peter JeffreyBaron
  • Michael MillerBaron
  • Peter ProwseBaron
  • Jack Taylor
  • Chris AdcockSergeant (uncredited)
  • Michael AnthonyCourtier (uncredited)
  • Geoffrey BayldonBrother Philip (uncredited)
  • Roy BeckYoung French Boy (uncredited)
  • Garrett CassellMan (uncredited)
  • Dave ClarkSoldier (uncredited)
  • George Lane CooperSoldier (uncredited)
  • Ian CullenServant (uncredited)
  • Ivor DeanMonk (uncredited)
  • Guy DeghyMan (uncredited)
  • John DoyePriest (uncredited)
  • Paul FarrellFarmer (uncredited)
  • Patrick HalpinMonk (uncredited)
  • Laurie HeathBoy (uncredited)
  • Laurence HepworthBishop (uncredited)
  • Rose HowlettFarmer's Wife (uncredited)
  • Magda KonopkaGirl on Balcony (uncredited)
  • Gerald LawsonEnglish Peasant (uncredited)
  • Wilfrid LawsonOld Soldier (uncredited)
  • Paul LaytonBoy (uncredited)
  • Tutte LemkowFrench Courtier (uncredited)
  • Linda MarloweFarmer's Daughter (uncredited)
  • John Moulder-BrownBoy (uncredited)
  • Patrick NewellWilliam of Corbeil (uncredited)
  • Riggs O'HaraPrince Henry (uncredited)
  • Frederick PiperMonk (uncredited)
  • Dido PlumbMan in Crowd (uncredited)
  • Steve PlytasCardinal (uncredited)
  • Robert RiettiAlexander III (voice) (uncredited)
  • Alex ScottPriest (uncredited)
  • Terence SoallMan (uncredited)
  • Victor SpinettiFrench Tailor (uncredited)
  • Graham StarkPope's Secretary (uncredited)
  • Fred StroudChurch Guard (uncredited)
  • Elizabeth TaylorBlonde Village Woman (uncredited)
  • Royston TicknerRoyal Servant (uncredited)
  • Fred WoodCongregation Member (uncredited)
  • Edward WoodwardClement (uncredited)
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