A Man for All Seasons


Release Date 1988-12-21
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A Man for All Seasons

A Man for All Seasons is a 1988 television movie about Thomas More, directed by and starring Charlton Heston. It is based on the play of the same name by Robert Bolt, which was previously adapted in the Academy Award-winning 1966 film. A Man for All Seasons was the first made-for-TV film produced on behalf of the TNT television network. The film stars Heston as More, Vanessa Redgrave as his wife Alice, Sir John Gielgud as Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Martin Chamberlain as King Henry VIII, Richard Johnson as the Duke of Norfolk, and Roy Kinnear as the narrator, "The Common Man", who was cut from the previous film. The 1988 film follows the original stage play more literally, runs a half-hour longer than the 1966 film, and could be considered more "stagy" than that earlier film, which not only divided the Common Man into several more realistic characters, but omitted small portions of the play itself.

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Actors & Characters

Charlton Heston Charlton Heston Sir Thomas More Sir Thomas More
John Gielgud John Gielgud Cardinal Wolsey Cardinal Wolsey
Vanessa Redgrave Vanessa Redgrave Lady Alice More Lady Alice More
Benjamin Whitrow Benjamin Whitrow Thomas Cromwell Thomas Cromwell
Jonathan Hackett Jonathan Hackett
Brian Badcoe Brian Badcoe
Martin Chamberlain Martin Chamberlain


Charlton Heston Director
Robert Bolt Writer