The Radio Times logo

Prince Valiant

  • Drama
  • 1997
  • Anthony Hickox
  • 87 mins

Summary

A heroic squire pretends to be a knight and tries to convince King Arthur to send him on a perilous quest to recapture legendary sword Excalibur from the clutches of a vicious Viking raiding party. Stephen Moyer, Edward Fox, Katherine Heigl and Joanna Lumley star, and there are cameos by models Marcus Schenkenberg and Jodie Kidd, who's uncredited in her appearance as the Lady of the Lake.

Advertisement

Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

In this cod-historical hokum derived from the popular US comic strip, King Arthur's sword, Excalibur, is stolen by marauding Vikings and then falls into the hands of an evil European king with designs on Arthur's seat. Fortunately, the heroic Prince Valiant is on hand to ride to the sword's rescue. This could have been OK, but obvious cash restraints plus ham-fisted editing relegate the film to B-movie status. Familiar names among the cast include Edward Fox, Ron Perlman and Joanna Lumley, all of whom look uncomfortable.

How to watch

Loading

Credits

Cast

rolename
Prince ValiantStephen Moyer
Princess IleneKatherine Heigl
ThagnarThomas Kretschmann
King ArthurEdward Fox
SligonUdo Kier
Morgan Le FeyJoanna Lumley
BoltarRon Perlman
PechetWarwick Davis
Prince ArnBen Pullen

Crew

rolename
DirectorAnthony Hickox

Details

Guidance
Contains brief nudity.
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
Advertisement

RadioTimes.com is getting better. Fresh new look, redesigned programme hub, richer content…

FIND OUT MORE
Advertisement

Sponsored content