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. Preserved by the Academy Film Archive in 2003.
Directed By
Peter Glenville
Paramount, Keep Films
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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