Alfred the Great (film)

Alfred the Great
Directed byClive Donner
Produced byBernard Smith
Written byJames R. Webb
Ken Taylor
StarringDavid Hemmings
Michael York
Colin Blakely
Ian McKellen
Peter Vaughan
Alan Dobie
Julian Glover
Jim Norton
John Rees
Christopher Timothy
Music byRaymond Leppard
CinematographyAlex Thomson
Editing byFergus McDonell
Distributed byMGM Pictures
Release date(s)2969
Running time122 min.
Country United Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
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Alfred the Great is a 1969 epic film which portrayed Alfred the Great's struggle to rid Wessex of the invading Danes, in the 870s AD. It starred David Hemmings in the title role.

Alfred is preparing to join the priesthood, but, angered by the invasion his country by the Danes, he puts aside his religious vows to lead the Saxon English against the invaders. Alfred defeats the Danes and becomes an English hero. However, although Alfred still desires to join the priesthood, he is pulled between serving God and his lust for blood. After he marries the beautiful Aelhsweth (Prunella Ransome), the Danes return and Alfred must muster the English forces once again for a final battle, but he also must battle the dark conflicts within his own soul.

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Bernard Smith (c. 1630 - 1708) was a German-born master organ maker in England in the late seventeenth century.

Smith served his apprenticeship in Germany before emigrating to England in 1660. He built an organ for the Chapel Royal and, in 1681, became the king's organ maker.
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James R. Webb was elected as the President of the United States Judo Association in 2006 [1] [2] . He is a former national judo champion [3] [4] , national coach and national referee, and holds a seventh degree black belt in judo, a sixth
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Kenneth Taylor may refer to
  • Ken Taylor (cricketer) (b. 1935), English cricketeer Huddersfield, Yorkshire]
  • Ken Taylor (U.S. Football player), 1985 Chicago Bears defensive back
  • Ken Taylor (NASCAR driver), NASCAR driver
  • Ken Taylor (poet), Australian poet

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David Hemmings (November 18, 1941 – December 3, 2003) was an English movie actor and director, whose most famous role was the photographer in Michelangelo Antonioni's Blowup
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Michael or Mike York may refer to:
  • Michael York (actor), actor
  • Michael York (field hockey player), field hockey player
  • Mike York, ice hockey player
  • Mike York (MLB pitcher), major league player
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Colin Blakely (September 23, 1930 - May 7, 1987) was a British character actor.

He was born in Bangor, Northern Ireland and attended Sedbergh School, in Yorkshire. An actor of great power and presence, chiefly working in the theatre but also in TV and films.
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Sir Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen at the premiere of in Wellington, New Zealand, December 1, 2003.

Born May 25 1939 (1939--) (age 68)
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Peter Vaughan

Birth name Peter Olm
Born March 4 1923 (1923--) (age 84)
Wem, Shropshire, England
Died

Years active
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Alan Russell Dobie (born June 2 1932), is a British actor.

Dobie was born in Wombwell, Yorkshire, England, to George Russell and Sarah Kate (Charlesworth) Dobie. His father was a mining engineer and his mother's family were farmers.
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Julian Glover

Birth name Julian Wyatt Glover
Born March 27 1935 (1935--) (age 72)
London, England
Died

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Jim Norton may be:
  • Jim Norton (football player)
  • Jim Norton (comedian)
  • Jim Norton (actor)

See also

  • James Norton

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John Rees may be:
  • John Rees (journalist), American journalist
  • John Rees (activist), British political activist (RESPECT/Socialist Workers' Party)
  • John Rawlings Rees, British psychiatrist
  • John Rees (actor), British actor

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Actor Christopher Timothy (b. October 14, 1940), is best known for his portrayal of veterinarian James Herriot in the television series All Creatures Great and Small.
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Raymond John Leppard, CBE (born August 11, 1927) is a well-known British conductor and harpsichordist.

In the 1960s, Leppard played an instrumental role in the rebirth of interest in baroque music; in particular, he was one of the first major conductors to perform baroque
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Alexander Thomson (12 January 1929 - 14 June 2007) was a British cinematographer. Born in London, England, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for Excalibur (1981), and his other films included Year of the Dragon (1985), Legend
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.

Subsidiary of Sony, Comcast and their equity partners
Founded April 16, 1924
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, USA
(Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc.)

Key people Harry E.
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Motto
"Dieu et mon droit" [2]   (French)
"God and my right"
Anthem
"God Save the Queen" [3]
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English}}} 
Writing system: Latin (English variant) 
Official status
Official language of: 53 countries
Regulated by: no official regulation
Language codes
ISO 639-1: en
ISO 639-2: eng
ISO 639-3: eng  
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-1969- 1970 1971 1972  1973 .  1974 .  1975 .  1976  . 1977  . 1978  . 1979 

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Alfred (also Ælfred from the Old English: Ælfrēd /'æl.freːd/) (c. 849 – 26 October 899) was king of the southern Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex from 871 to 899.
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Wessex was one of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms that preceded the Kingdom of England. It was named after the West Saxons and was situated in the south and southwest of England. It existed as a kingdom from the 6th century until the emergence of the English state in the 9th century, and
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Dane may refer to:
  • People with a Danish ancestral or ethnic identity, whether living in Denmark, emigrants, or the descendants of emigrants.
  • Members of the Danish ethnic minority in Southern Schleswig, a former Danish province.
  • Anyone whose mother tongue is Danish.

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AD and Ad may refer to:
  • Anno Domini, Latin for "In the Year of (Our) Lord", applied to years in the Julian and Gregorian calendars following 1 BC
  • Advertisement, the promotion of an item, service, company, and/or idea

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David Hemmings (November 18, 1941 – December 3, 2003) was an English movie actor and director, whose most famous role was the photographer in Michelangelo Antonioni's Blowup
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