Exclusive: Liam Neeson reflects the 40th anniversary of Excalibur

Long before he went to the stars as a Jedi Master or fought across Europe to save his daughter from kidnappers, Oscar nominee Liam Neeson was in the hills of Ireland for one of his breakout roles in the 1981 medieval fantasy epic Find Excalibur. While chatting with the star about his latest action thriller The shooterWe looked back with Neeson on the occasion of John Boormans Excalibur 40th anniversary which can be seen in the player below!

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Co-written by Rospo Pallenberg (The emerald forest) and Boorman and directed by the latter, Excalibur is based on the Arthurian romance of the 15th century Arthur’s death by Thomas Malory, focusing on Merlin the Magician as he helps Arthur Pendragon unite the British around the Camelot Round Table, even when dark forces conspire to tear it apart.

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The cast for the film included Nigel Terry (FeardotCom, Troy) as Arthur, Nicol Williamson (The Exorcist III, spawn) as Merlin, Nicholas Clay (Lady Chatterley’s lover, Lionheart) as Lancelot, Cherie Lunghi (Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Viper in Fist) as Guenevere, Helen Mirren (The Queen, Hobbs & Shaw) as Morgana, Neson as Gawain, Gabriel Byrne (End of the day, the usual suspects) as Uther Pendragon, Corin Redgrave (Four weddings and a funeral in the name of the father) as Gorlois, Duke of Cornwall and Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: Picard, green room) as Leondegrance.

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