First Knight

First Knight

Jerry Zucker (1995)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Ghost director Jerry Zucker focuses on another doomed romance in this retelling of the spiciest of Arthurian myths. If Kevin Costner can play Robin Hood with an American accent, then what's to stop Richard Gere giving Lancelot a Philadelphia twang? Gere is suitably dashing as the most independent knight of the Round Table, while Julia Ormond is ravishing as the constantly imperilled Guinevere. Stealing every scene, however, is Sean Connery, who, as a legend in his own lifetime, has no difficulty conveying the regal bearing of the once and future king. It's very 1990s, yet curiously and unashamedly old-fashioned.


A wandering swordsman is knighted for his fighting prowess at the court of King Arthur and his wife, Lady Guinevere. However, the new knight and the queen develop a dangerous and secret attraction for each other, while a neighbouring warlord threatens the downfall of the kingdom. Adventure, starring Richard Gere, Sean Connery, Julia Ormond and Ben Cross.

Cast & Crew

King Arthur Sean Connery
Sir Lancelot Richard Gere
Lady Guinevere Julia Ormond
Malagant Ben Cross
Sir Kay Christopher Villiers
Sir Patrise Valentine Pelka
Sir Agravaine Liam Cunningham
Sir Mador Colin McCormack
Oswald John Gielgud
Director Jerry Zucker
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia Tri-Star Films (UK)Guidance: Violence. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray