King Arthur: Legend of the SwordAfter the murder of his father, young Arthur's power-hungry uncle Vortigern seizes control of the crown. Robbed of his birthright, Arthur grows up on the streets of Londinium with no idea if he’s the rightful ruler of England. Then, after pulling a mystical sword from a stone, he joins a band of outlaws to take on the king.
Critic Reviews of "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword"
Salon.comMay 12, 2017
To that hallowed list of great expensive follies - "John Carter," "Ishtar," "Heaven's Gate" - let us ceremonially add another name: "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword."
Christian Science MonitorMay 12, 2017
This is not your father's King Arthur legend. It may not be yours, either.
Rolling StoneMay 12, 2017
Director Guy Ritchie can turn London crime dramas into cinematic lightning, but apply his fast cuts and jagged pacing to the Arthurian legend and you get, well, a brutal, bleedin' mess.
Toronto StarMay 12, 2017
Oi! What's Guy Ritchie gone and done with King Arfur, then?
SlateMay 12, 2017
Ritchie has gleefully set his timeworn characters in an environment where narrative logic has no purchase. One name for this environment is subconscious dreamscape. Another is mosh pit.
NewsdayMay 12, 2017
An unsuccessful mix of saucy wit and portentous sorcery.
iNews.co.ukMay 18, 2017
An almost laughable amount of phallic imagery is on display at all times.
Financial TimesMay 18, 2017
The movie becomes a long, unstoppable, barely sufferable explosion of digi-battle scenes, digi-pachyderms, digi-snake-monsters, digi-Armageddon.
The Age (Australia)May 17, 2017
A bewildering mix of solemn hokum and standard Ritchie laddishness.
The Straits Times (Singapore)May 17, 2017
With the legend of Arthur, [Ritchie] has succeeded by going to excess.
Willamette WeekMay 17, 2017
Though it's excellent fan service, Covenant does not deliver the beautiful horror of the Alien series' best.
RTÉ (Ireland)May 17, 2017
Guy Ritchie's reimagining of the King Arthur legend manages to be both action-packed and yet utterly mind-numbing, with a two-hour running time that feels endless.
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Charlie HunnamBirth date: 10 April 1980, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, UKDescription: Charles Matthew Hunnam was born in Newcastle, England on April 10, 1980, to Jane (Bell), a business owner, and William Hunnam, a scrap metal merchant. At 18 years of age, he made a guest appearances in the popular TV series Byker Grove (1989).He gained fame in Britain thanks to his television role as the love-smitten Nathan Maloney in Queer as Folk (1999). Independent movies, television series and auditions for such blockbusters as Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) followed, but it wasn't until 2002 that Charlie started to attract international attention, when he supported Katie Holmes in the suspense thriller Abandon (2002).His first lead role in a film was in Nicholas Nickleby (2002). After which, he played a pivotal character in the strongly cast, adapted drama Cold Mountain (2003). This was Charlie's first part that he has named in his "trilogy of mad men." The two that followed were in Green Street Hooligans and Children of Men. Charlie's role in Green Street Hooligans caught the eye of Kurt Sutter, who chose him to play the protagonist in his TV show Sons of Anarchy. The series about an outlaw motorcycle club became FX's most popular show ever and a critical success. Following his fame on American TV, Charlie had his first starring part in a film that was a commercial success, Pacific Rim.
Astrid Bergès-FrisbeyBirth date: 26 May 1986, Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, SpainDescription: Astrid Berges-Frisbey was born in Barcelona, Spain. Her father is Spanish, and her mother, who is American, is of English and French descent. She is fluent in French, Spanish, and Catalan. Astrid Berges-Frisbey made her acting debut in 2007 on french television. In 2008, she made her feature debut in the French film Un barrage contre le Pacifique (2008) and since then has made other French films. In 2011, Berges-Frisbey made her English debut as the beautiful mermaid Syrena in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011). She was personally picked by director Rob Marshall and producer Jerry Bruckheimer after a whirlwind of auditions in France, Hollywood, and the UK.
Jude LawBirth date: 29 December 1972, Lewisham, London, England, UKDescription: Jude Law is a talented and versatile actor. Law has been nominated for two Academy Awards and continues to build a prolific body of work that spans from early successes such as Gattaca (1997) and The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) to more recent turns as Dr. John Watson in Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), as Hugo's father in Hugo (2011) and in the titular role in Dom Hemingway (2013).David Jude Law was born on December 29, 1972 in Lewisham, London, England, to Margaret Anne (Heyworth) and Peter Robert Law, both of whom taught at comprehensive schools; his father later became a headmaster. Law has said that he was named after both the book Jude the Obscure and the song Hey Jude.In 1992, Jude began his stage career. He starred in many plays throughout London, and was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award of "Outstanding Newcomer" After doing the play "Indiscretions" in London, he moved and did it again on Broadway. This time, he was alongside Kathleen Turner. He then received a Tony Nomination for "Outstanding Supporting Actor". He was then rewarded the Theatre World Award. After Broadway, Jude started on the big screen, in many independent films. His first big-named movie was Gattaca (1997), with Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke. He also had a good role in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997). Jude's latest rise to fame has been because of The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), in which he plays Matt Damon's obsession. The film did very well at the box office, and critics loved Jude's acting.Following the success of Gattaca (1997) and The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Law's feature film career continued to gain momentum throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s with roles in such films as Enemy at the Gates (2001), Road to Perdition (2002), I Heart Huckabees (2004), The Aviator (2004) and many others. Law is one of three actors, along with Colin Farrell and Johnny Depp, to take over acting responsibilities in the Terry Gilliam project The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) following Heath Ledger's death.Law is a partner in the production company "Natural Nylon". His partners include Jonny Lee Miller, Ewan McGregor and his ex-wife Sadie Frost.Law has been active in many charitable activities and supports several different foundations and causes, doing work for organizations including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Make Poverty History, Breast Cancer Care and others. Law is also a peace advocate, and in 2011, participated in street protests against the rule of Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus.Law married Sadie Frost in 1997 and the couple had two sons (Rafferty and Rudy) and a daughter (Iris) before divorcing in 2003. Law and Alfie (2004) co-star Sienna Miller were engaged to be married in 2005 and separated in 2006 (they would later rekindle their relationship in 2009, splitting once again in 2011). Law and American model Samantha Burke had a brief relationship in 2008 that resulted in the birth of Law's fourth child, daughter Sophia. Law's fifth child, with an ex-girlfriend, Catherine Harding, was born in 2015.
Djimon HounsouBirth date: 24 April 1964, Cotonou, BeninDescription: Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, West Africa, to Albertine and Pierre Hounsou, a cook. He moved to Lyon, France, when he was 13. Hounsou has graced the catwalks of Paris and London as a popular male model. He has since left his modeling career and has worked on Gladiator (2000) by Ridley Scott and Amistad (1997) by Steven Spielberg.
Eric BanaBirth date: 9 August 1968, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaDescription: Eric Bana was born Eric Banadinovic on August 9, 1968, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is the younger of two brothers. His father, named Ivan Banadinovic, came from Zagreb, Croatia, and worked as a manager for Caterpillar Inc. His mother, named Eleanor Banadinovic, came from a German family and was a hairdresser.Young Bana grew up in suburban Melbourne. He was popular among his schoolmates for his talent of making comic impressions of his teachers. At that time, he was fond of Mel Gibson in Mad Max (1979) and also decided to become an actor. He moved to Sydney and worked odd jobs to support himself. In 1991, he began a career as a stand-up comedian, while working as a barman at Melbourne's Castle Hotel. In 1993, Bana made his television debut on Steve Vizard's Tonight Live with Steve Vizard (1990) talk show, then joined the Full Frontal (1993) TV-series. He gained popularity for making impressions of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Tom Cruse and "Colombo". In 1996, he started his own show titled Eric (1997), then launched a comedy series titled The Eric Bana Show Live (1997). The show was canceled for the lack of substantial audience, however, in 1997, Bana received the Logie Award for "Most Popular Comedian" for his work on The Eric Bana Show Live (1997).He made his film debut in The Castle (1997), in a supporting comic role. That same year, he was cast to portray Mark "Chopper" Read, the notorious Australian underworld figure. For the role, Bana gained 30 pounds, by eating junk food; he also spent a few days with Read in prison, in order to perfect his mimicry. Bana completely transformed himself into a bald, fat, disturbed criminal. He would arrive on the film set at four in the morning, spending several hours in makeup, being tattooed exactly like Read. Chopper (2000) became an international success and won three Australian Film Institute Awards. Bana won the Best Actor at the 2000 Stockholm Film Festival and also the AFI 2000 Best Actor Award. Then he co-starred in Black Hawk Down (2001), then starred in Hulk (2003). In 2002, he was cast as a Trojan "Prince Hector" in the historical epic Troy (2004), after being recommended by Brad Pitt, who admired Bana for his work in Chopper (2000). In 2005, Bana co-starred with Daniel Craig and Geoffrey Rush in the political drama Munich (2005) directed by Steven Spielberg.In 1995, he began dating Rebecca Gleeson, a publicist and daughter of Australian High Court Chief Justice Murray Gleeson. The following year, he was named "Bachelor of the Year" by Cleo Magazine, and won a trip for two to the United States. He invited Gleeson, and proposed to her during that romantic trip. In 1997, the two were married; their son, Klaus, was born in 1999, their daughter, Sophia, was born in 2002. He currently resides in Melbourne with his wife and their two children. Bana is a passionate supporter of Australian football.
Aidan GillenBirth date: 24 April 1968, Dublin, IrelandDescription: Aidan Gillen is an Irish actor. He is best known for portraying Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011), CIA operative Bill Wilson in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Stuart Alan Jones in the Channel 4 series Queer as Folk (2000), John Boy in the RTÉ Television series Love/Hate (2010), and Tommy Carcetti in the HBO series The Wire (2002).In 2011, Gillen began playing Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish on the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011), for which he received his second Irish Film & Television Award nomination.In 2015 he starred in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) the second film in the Maze Runner trilogy.
Freddie FoxBirth date: 5 April 1989, London, England, UKDescription: Freddie Fox was born on April 5, 1989 in London, England as Frederick Fox. He is an actor, known for Pride (2014), The Three Musketeers (2011) and Victor Frankenstein (2015).
Craig McGinlayBirth date: 5 April 1989, London, England, UKDescription: Craig McGinlay is an actor and producer, known for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), Tellurian (2017) and Snapshot (2016).
Tom WuBirth date: 5 April 1989, London, England, UKDescription: Tom Wu is known for his work on Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes (2015), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) and Kick-Ass 2 (2013).
Kingsley Ben-AdirBirth date: 5 April 1989, London, England, UKDescription: Kingsley Ben-Adir is an actor, known for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), Trespass Against Us (2016) and World War Z (2013).
Neil MaskellBirth date: 5 April 1989, London, England, UKDescription: Neil Maskell was born in 1976. From the age of eleven he attended the Anna Scher acting school in Islington in his native London and later studied at the Miskin Theatre at the North West Kent College,subsequently returning there as a director. He began acting as a teenager,making his television debut in 'The Bill' and has appeared in several populist dramas such as 'Casualty' and 'Soldier Soldier'. On stage he has worked with the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and made his film debut in 1997 in 'Nil By Mouth'. In 2011 he was nominated as Best Actor by the British Independent Film Awards for his role in the British movie 'Kill List'.
Annabelle WallisBirth date: 1984, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UKDescription: Annabelle Wallis was born in Oxford, but spent much of her childhood in Portugal, attending Saint Dominic's International School. She did several short films before she moved to London to pursue a career in movies. In London, she did some advertisements and went to drama school. Her maternal uncle is actor Richard Harris. Wallis speaks fluent English and Portuguese. She also speaks some French and Spanish. She currently lives in London.
Zac BarkerBirth date: 1984, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UKDescription: Zac Barker is an actor, known for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).
Oliver Zac BarkerBirth date: 1984, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UKDescription: Oliver Zac Barker is an actor, known for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), Downton Abbey (2010) and A United Kingdom (2016).
Geoff BellBirth date: 1963, London, England, UKDescription: Geoff Bell was born in 1963 in London, England. He is an actor, known for Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), Hooligans (2005) and Scoop (2006).
Poppy DelevingneBirth date: 1963, London, England, UKDescription: Poppy Delevingne was born as Poppy Angela Delevingne. She is an actress, known for Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) and Elvis & Nixon (2016). She has been married to James Cook since May 16, 2014.
Millie BradyBirth date: 1963, London, England, UKDescription: Millie Brady was born in London, England. She is an actress, known for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) and The Last Kingdom (2015).
Nicola WrenBirth date: 1963, London, England, UKDescription: Nicola Wren is an actress, known for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), A Song for Jenny (2015) and Lotus Eaters (2011).
Wil CobanBirth date: 1963, London, England, UKDescription: Wil Coban is an actor, known for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), Horizon: Zero Dawn (2017) and Obey (2017).
Bleu LandauBirth date: 2005, Bexley, Kent, England, UKDescription: Bleu Landau was born in 2005 in Bexley, Kent, England as Bleu Louie Landau. He is an actor, known for EastEnders (1985), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) and Children in Need (1980).
Jacqui AinsleyBirth date: 28 November 1981, Southend, Essex, England, UKDescription: Jacqui Ainsley was born on November 28, 1981 in Southend, Essex, England. She is an actress, known for Heavy Rain (2010), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) and Heavy Rain: Chronicle One - The Taxidermist (2010). She has been married to Guy Ritchie since July 30, 2015. They have three children.
Lorraine BruceBirth date: 28 November 1981, Southend, Essex, England, UKDescription: Lorraine Bruce is a television stage and screen actress originally from the north of England. She was noted for her role as Denise in three seasons of Kay Mellors The Syndicate for the BBC and went on to reprise the role when it was adapted to Lucky 7 for Dreamworks/ABC. She will be seen this year as Abigail Millar in Season 1 of White Gold for the BBC and as Syrena in the feature King Arthur Legend of the Sword for Warners
Georgina CampbellBirth date: 28 November 1981, Southend, Essex, England, UKDescription: Georgina Campbell is an actress, known for Murdered by My Boyfriend (2014), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) and Flowers (2016).
Rob KnightonBirth date: 28 November 1981, Southend, Essex, England, UKDescription: Rob Knighton is an actor, known for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), Everyone's Going to Die (2013) and Anti-Social (2015).
Michael HadleyBirth date: 28 November 1981, Southend, Essex, England, UKDescription: Michael Hadley is an actor, known for The Boat That Rocked (2009), Diana (2013) and Into the Storm (2009).
David BeckhamBirth date: 2 May 1975, Leytonstone, London, England, UKDescription: David Beckham is one of Britain's most iconic athletes whose name is also an elite global advertising brand. He was captain of the English national team from 2000 to 2009, scored in three different FIFA World Cups, and played midfield for clubs in Manchester, England, Madrid, Spain, and Milan, Italy; he also won the MLS Cup playing for Los Angeles Galaxy in 2011 and 2012.He was born David Robert Joseph Beckham on May 2, 1975, in Leytonstone, East London, England, to Sandra Georgina (West), a hairdresser, and David Edward Alan "Ted" Beckham, a kitchen fitter. Beckham's maternal grandfather was Jewish, and David has mentioned the religion as an influence; he wears a tattoo written in Hebrew from the 'Song of Songs' in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), albeit he is not known to practice Judaism or any other faith. Beckham has always played in long sleeve shirts to cover up his tattoos in consideration of others who may feel uncomfortable due to their beliefs.He was brought up by his parents, supporters of Manchester United, attended Bobby Charlton's football school in Manchester, and won a spot in a training session at FC Barcelona as a child. In 1986 he was a Manchester United's mascot for a match against West Ham United. From 1992 - 2003 Beckham made almost 400 appearances for Manchester United and scored 85 goals, although his official record counts only 62 goals in 265 official senior team's matches. In the 1998 FIFA World Cup he played all of England's qualifying matches and scored in several important victories. He received a red card for violent conduct in England's match against Argentina, albeit his opponent later admitted to trying to send Beckham off by over-reacting to their contact during the game and by urging the referee to send Beckham off. After losing the game England was eliminated, Beckham was made a scapegoat and became the target of criticism and abuse in media.He had a good season in 1999 - 2000 and helped Manchester United to win the Premier League. At that time, he married singer Victoria Beckham (nee' Adams) from the popular musical group The Spice Girls, and the couple had their first son, Brooklyn, born in 1999. That same year, Beckham was given a permission to miss training routine, in order to look after his son Brooklyn, who suffered from a stomach infection. Meanwhile, the Manchester United's manager, Alex Ferguson, fined Beckham £50,000 (about $80,000 then) the maximum amount that was permitted, for babysitting with his sick child, while his wife was spotted at a London fashion Week event on the same night. Ferguson's claim that Beckham should be able to train if his wife stayed home that day, caused a serious personal tension between two men. In February 2003, following the defeat to Arsenal, the Manchester United's manager Alex Ferguson entered the changing room and kicked a football boot that struck Beckham over the eye, causing a cut that required stitches.David Beckham has been a good scorer and a major attraction for public. On the field he has been demonstrating his consistent ability to see a big picture even under severe pressure during the most rapidly changing and unpredictable games. His field vision has been remarkable, allowing him to create many assists in a number of important matches. Beckham's forte has been his delivery from the right-hand side as well as his efficient free kicks. His superior performances in the midfield position has required a higher physical endurance through the entire game. "David Beckham's right foot" was mentioned, although humorously, as one of British national treasures in the movie Love Actually (2003).He signed a four-year contract with Real Madrid, beginning on July 1, 2003, and worth a potential 40 million dollars. In Madrid, Beckham was not allowed to wear his favorite number seven, because another player had the right to wear it written into his contract. Beckham decided to wear the number 23 instead, being a big fan of Michael Jordan. He immediately became popular with the Real Madrid fans, but the team did not perform well enough to win either the Spanish League or the Champions League. However, Beckham remained a reliable scorer and his performances attracted more public. His shirts sales and other merchandising deals remained lucrative for the club, which continued to under-perform, regardless of the Real's management's higher expectations.In 2005 Beckham became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. He was also involved in promoting London's successful bid for the 2012 Olympic Games. His third season in Madrid was unremarkable, and he was criticized a lot, mainly because the team finished second to Barcelona in Spanish "La Liga" and lost to Arsenal in the European Champions League. However, during that season, he expanded his international presence by establishing football academies in Los Angeles and East London. During the FIFA World Cup 2006, he played for England, and became the first ever English player to score in three World Cups. In the quarter final game against Portugal, Beckham was replaced because of his injury in the middle of the game. Without him the English team lost and was knocked out of the World Cup.In June 2007 Beckham played his final game for Real Madrid, winning a medal and celebrating with his friends Tom and Katie Cruse, who attended the game. This was his fourth, and last season there, ending his contract with the club. He announced that he had signed a five-year contract to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy from July 1, 2007 through June 2012. The 5-year deal includes up to $10 million a year in direct salary, and with merchandising endorsements and profit-sharing could earn Beckham up to $50 million a year, and may end up worth about $250 million in five years, making him one of the highest earning athletes of all time.In 2009, in a unique time share agreement David played on loan at AC Milan to maintain his fitness after ending the season with the Galaxy. He ended up staying with Milan for five months, from January to May 2009. In 2010, he also arranged to embark on a second loan spell at AC Milan from the Galaxy, to play for Milan for another five months. He said that he "genuinely enjoyed playing for Milan."In 2011, after winning his first MLS Cup, his five-year deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy ended. At that time, Beckham was invited to play for Paris Saint-Germain. But the 36-year-old player said "My family and I are incredibly happy and settled in America and we look forward to spending many more years here... I am still passionate about playing in America and winning trophies with the Galaxy" he stated after signing another two-year contract with the Los Angeles club.In 2012, Beckham helped the Los Angeles Galaxy to retain their championship by defeating the Houston Dynamo 3-1 in the final game and winning the MLS Cup 2012. His last appearance for Los Angeles was on December 2, 2012. Beckham's jersey No 23 has been the best selling in the MLS and one of the best in the world, as he expands his image as one of sport's leading icons. Although he plays his best in the right of midfield, Beckham can be dangerous anywhere in the field and can make a difference in a big game with a pass, a cross, or a free kick. Arguably no one in the game can rival Beckham's accuracy in free kicks, as he can put that ball on a teammate's head with uncanny precision. He is still a decisive player, regardless of age.In January 2013, David Beckham signed a 5 month contract with Paris Saint-Germain.The Beckhams, who have become known as "Posh and Becks", have four children: three sons - Brooklyn Joseph Beckham (born 1999, in London), Romeo James Beckham (born 2002, in London), Cruz David Beckham (born 2005, in Madrid), and daughter Harper Seven (born in 2011, in Los Angeles).
Katie McGrathBirth date: 1983, Ashford, County Wicklow, IrelandDescription: Irish actress Katie McGrath did not intend to make a career for herself in the acting profession, studying History at Trinity College, Dublin. Upon graduating, she became interested in fashion journalism and worked for lifestyle and fashion magazine, Image. After this, her mother's best friend, an assistant director, helped get her a job as a wardrobe assistant on the series The Tudors (2007). Whilst working on the production some of the staff suggested she tried acting. A cast driver on the series passed her a list with the actors' agents on it, so she wrote and sent photos to them.Success followed with McGrath made her debut in the TV film Damage (2007). She also won a small role in the aforementioned The Tudors (2007). Her big break came, however, when she was cast as the evil Morgana in the hit BBC series Merlin (2008). Further roles followed, including a part in Madonna's directorial debut W.E. (2011).
Alan TurkingtonBirth date: 1983, Ashford, County Wicklow, IrelandDescription: Alan Turkington is an actor, known for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) and Door Out of the Dark (2007).
Peter FerdinandoBirth date: 1983, Ashford, County Wicklow, IrelandDescription: Peter Ferdinando is a British character actor, known for his varied, transformational performances. He has collaborated extensively with his cousin Gerard Johnson playing the title role in the critically acclaimed Tony (2009) and the lead role in their more recent film together, the award-winning Hyena (2014). He has also appeared in David Mackenzie's prison drama Starred Up (2013). He regularly collaborates with British filmmaker Ben Wheatley: A Field in England (2013), High Rise (2015) and Doctor Who (2014) where he played the Half Face Man.
Michael McElhattonBirth date: 1963, Terenure, Dublin, IrelandDescription: Michael McElhatton was born in 1963 in Terenure, Dublin, Ireland. He is an actor and writer, known for Game of Thrones (2011), The Fall (2013) and Ripper Street (2012).
Mikael PersbrandtBirth date: 25 September 1963, Jakobsberg, Stockholms län, SwedenDescription: Mikael Persbrandt is internationally known for his starring role in the Academy Award winning foreign feature, "In A Better World," directed by Susanne Bier. His performance earned him a 2011 European Film Award nomination for Best Actor.His interest in acting started when working as an extra in Ingmar Bergman's staging of William Shakespeare's "King Lear."In the early 1990s, Mikael starred in a popular TV series, "Rederiet" ("The Shipping Company.") He has also starred in other series such as "Storstad," "Den vite riddare," "Anna Holt- Polis" and in "Medicinmannen." Mikael also has an extended theatre background and collaborated successfully with director Thorsten Flinck on several Swedish productions such as "Three Sisters" and "Death of a Salesman" at the Plaza Theatre, "Mr. Puntila and His Man Matti," "The Good Person of Szechwan" and "Long Day's Journey Into Night" at the Royal Dramatic Theatre. Among his other appearances at the Royal Dramatic Theatre mention can be made of "Maria Stuart" (directed by Ingmar Bergman,) "Don Juan," "The Wild Duck," "Miss Julie" and recently "The Sea Gull."In 1997, Persbrandt starred for the first time as the tough detective, Gunvald Larsson, the role that ultimately became his major break-through. "Beck" was not only a major hit in Sweden but in Germany as well - and now consists of 24 theatrical and television movies based on the characters created by authors Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöo.Mikael's other work includes starring roles in the Swedish films "The Hypnotist", the "Hamilton" series, "Nagon annanstans i Sverige" (for which he received a 2011 Guldbagge nomination), "Stockholm East," and "Day and Night." He has starred in IFC Films' "Everlasting Moments," for which he earned the 2009 Guldbagge Award for Best Actor. In 2006, he earned Best Actor nominations for both the Bodil (Denmark) and Guldbagge Awards for his performance opposite Lena Olin in Simon Staho's "Bang Bang Orangutang." He also starred in Staho's "Day and Night," which won the Chicago International Film Festival's Silver Hugo Award for Best Ensemble Acting. In 2005, Mikael received the highly coveted Ingmar Bergman award from the Guldbagge Awards. Mikael previously received Guldbagge nominations for his performances in director Peter Possne's 2002 film, "Everybody Loves Alice," and director Bo Norgren's 1999 film, "Deathly Compulsion."He can be seen as the character Beorn in the highly anticipated, final installment of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies," set to release December 2014. Mikael also stars in the drama "Someone You Love," which tells the story of a world-famous, hard-living Danish singer-songwriter who returns to his homeland to record a new album. After opening the 2014 Berlin Film Festival, "Someone You Love" took home the Audience Award for Best International Film at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Mikael stars opposite Mads Mikkelson in the critically acclaimed feature "The Salvation," which premiered at 2014 Cannes Film Festival with a standing ovation, and will be distributed by IFC Films.
Max RogersBirth date: 25 September 1963, Jakobsberg, Stockholms län, SwedenDescription: Max Rogers is a director and actor, known for The Red Pillow (2015), Things to Do Before You Die (2016) and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).
Charlie RawesBirth date: 25 September 1963, Jakobsberg, Stockholms län, SwedenDescription: Charlie Rawes is an actor, known for Jue di tao wang (2016), Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).
James WarrenBirth date: 25 September 1963, Jakobsberg, Stockholms län, SwedenDescription: James Warren is an actor, known for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).
Ellie GrahamBirth date: 25 September 1963, Jakobsberg, Stockholms län, SwedenDescription: Ellie Graham is an actress, known for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), Casualty (1986) and Doctors (2000).
Robbie CarpenterBirth date: 25 September 1963, Jakobsberg, Stockholms län, SwedenDescription: Robbie Carpenter is an actor, known for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), Endeavour (2012) and Doctors (2000).
Eline PowellBirth date: 25 September 1963, Jakobsberg, Stockholms län, SwedenDescription: Eline Powell is an actress, known for Quartet (2012), For Elsie (2011) and AmStarDam (2016).
Hermione CorfieldBirth date: 19 December 1993, London, England, UKDescription: Hermione Corfield was born on December 19, 1993 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015), xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) and Mr. Holmes (2015).
Philip BallBirth date: 19 December 1993, London, England, UKDescription: Philip Ball is an actor, known for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).
Henry FaberBirth date: 19 December 1993, London, England, UKDescription: Henry Faber is an actor, known for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), Johnny English Reborn (2011) and Sunday Morning Coming Down (2016).
Javan HirstBirth date: 19 December 1993, London, England, UKDescription: Javan Hirst is an actor, known for Nina Forever (2015), The Photographer (2016) and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).
Kalle HennieBirth date: 19 December 1993, London, England, UKDescription: Kalle Hennie is an actor, known for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), Valkyrien (2017) and Hercules (2014).
Mark EpsteinBirth date: 19 December 1993, London, England, UKDescription: Mark Epstein is an actor, known for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).
Peter GuinnessBirth date: 14 August 1950, Liverpool, England, UKDescription: British television, film and stage actor Peter Guinness was born on May 3 1950 in Whitstable, a small English seaside town famous for its oysters. At school he revealed a talent for drawing and painting, a talent that subsequently led him to study art and qualify as an art teacher. But it was while working in a south London comprehensive, he became interested in theatre and in 1973 he auditioned for the Central School of Speech and Drama where he met his future spouse, Roberta Taylor. Graduating from Central in 1976, Guinness has been a ubiquitous presence on stage and screen ever since.
Mark UmbersBirth date: 17 June 1973, Harrogate, England, UKDescription: Mark Umbers is a British actor originally from North Yorkshire, in England. After attending schools in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, in 1995 he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin, Greek and Philosophy by Oxford University. Umbers began his acting career in 1997 with BBC Television, followed by three years at the Royal National Theatre in London.
Adrian BouchetBirth date: 17 June 1973, Harrogate, England, UKDescription: Adrian Bouchet is known for his work on Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016), Clash of the Titans (2010) and The Monuments Men (2014).
Florence BellBirth date: 17 June 1973, Harrogate, England, UKDescription: Florence Bell is an actress, known for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), Blood and Water (2015) and Like Father Like Son (2005).
Anna Brooks BeckmanBirth date: 17 June 1973, Harrogate, England, UKDescription: Anna Brooks Beckman is an actress, known for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), Above (2015) and Second Coming (2014).
Cordelia BugejaBirth date: 5 March 1976, Chichester, West Sussex, England, UKDescription: Cordelia Bugeja was born on March 5, 1976 in Chichester, West Sussex, England. She is an actress, known for Drone (2013), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) and When I'm Sixty-Four (2004).
Fergal McElherronBirth date: 5 March 1976, Chichester, West Sussex, England, UKDescription: Fergal McElherron is an actor, known for The Secret of Roan Inish (1994), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) and Holy Cross (2003).
Rebecca CalderBirth date: 5 March 1976, Chichester, West Sussex, England, UKDescription: Rebecca Calder is an actress, known for Youth (2015), Love Me Do (2015) and Altar (2014).
Bodhi Fox KeeneBirth date: 5 March 1976, Chichester, West Sussex, England, UKDescription: Bodhi Fox Keene is an actor, known for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).
Yannik BakerBirth date: 5 March 1976, Chichester, West Sussex, England, UKDescription: Yannik Baker is an actor, known for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).
Hugh RobbBirth date: 5 March 1976, Chichester, West Sussex, England, UKDescription: Hugh Davison Robb was born in Dorney, He appeared in his first film Bill at the age of 11, and the following year secured the Role of the Young King Arthur. He has three siblings, Ophelia, Theo & Betty. His father Andy Robb is an Actor and writer and his mother Gillian Davison is an actress and writer.
Barney WalshBirth date: 5 March 1976, Chichester, West Sussex, England, UKDescription: Barney Walsh is an actor, known for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), Law & Order: UK (2009) and Doctors (2000).
Kamil LemieszewskiBirth date: 5 March 1976, Chichester, West Sussex, England, UKDescription: Kamil Lemieszewski is known for his work on King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), Heineken's the Chase (2015) and Tut (2015).
Henry W. SmithBirth date: 25 July 1995, Blackpool, England, UKDescription: Henry W. Smith was born on July 25, 1995 in Blackpool, England. He is an actor and assistant director, known for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), The Curse of Frau Perchta (2017) and Jinx (2007).
Malique Thompson-DwyerBirth date: 2 February 1998, Hollinwood, Oldham, Greater Manchester, England, UKDescription: Malique Thompson-Dwyer was born on February 2, 1998 in Hollinwood, Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. He is an actor, known for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), Hollyoaks (1995) and The Dumping Ground (2013).
Cole Wealleans-WattsBirth date: 2 February 1998, Hollinwood, Oldham, Greater Manchester, England, UKDescription: Cole Wealleans-Watts is an actor, known for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) and Peter and Wendy (2015).
James AndersonBirth date: 2 February 1998, Hollinwood, Oldham, Greater Manchester, England, UKDescription: James Anderson is an actor, known for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).
Directors of "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword"
Guy RitchieBirth date: 10 September 1968, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, UKDescription: Guy Ritchie was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK on September 10, 1968. After watching Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) as a child, Guy...
Creators of "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword"
Joby HaroldDescription: Joby Harold is a producer and writer, known for Edge of Tomorrow (2014), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) and Awake (2007).
Guy RitchieBirth date: 10 September 1968, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, UKDescription: Guy Ritchie was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK on September 10, 1968. After watching Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) as a child, Guy...