Edward II

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Considered a fine example of gay and lesbian cinema, Derek Jarman's take on Christopher Marlowe's late 16th-century play The Troublesome Reign of Edward II offers an intriguing blend of the production's original language and modern colloquialisms and settings that transcend time to tell the story of the British King who openly rejected his wife and took on a male lover. Jarman deliberately blended past and present to make the statement that -- despite modern lip service to political correctness and more tolerant attitudes towards personal differences, society really hasn't evolved since Edward ruled and will not as long as those who are different are persecuted.

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Andrew Tiernan
as Piers Gaveston
Tilda Swinton
as Queen Isabella
Nigel Terry
as Mortimer
Kevin Collins
as Lightborn
John Lynch
as Spencer
Dudley Sutton
as Bishop of Winchester
Annie Lennox
as The Singer
Jody Graber
as Prince Edward
Jill Balcon
as Chorus of Nobility
Barbara New
as Chorus of Nobility
Andrea Miller
as Chorus of Nobility
Brian Stokes Mitchell
as Chorus of Nobility
David Glover
as Chorus of Nobility
John Quentin
as Chorus of Nobility
Andrew Charleson
as Chorus of Nobility
Roger Hammond
as Bishop of York
Tony Forsyth
as Captive Policeman
Mark Davis
as Sailor
Barry John Clarke
as Man with Snake
Thomas Duncan
as Altar Boy
Giles DeMontigny
as Soldier on the Guard
Jonathan Stables
as Soldier on the Guard
Michael Watkins
as Soldier on the Guard
Robb Dennis
as Soldier of the Guard
Kim Dare
as Wild Girl
Trevor Skingle
as Gym Instructor
Sandy Powell
as Seamstress
Kate Temple
as Seamstress
Liz Ranken
as Sexy Girl
Renee Eyre
as Sexy Girl
Sharon Munro
as Sexy Girl
Johnathan Stables
as Soldier of the Guard
Jocelyn Pook
as Elektra Quartet Member
Abigail Brown
as Elektra Quartet Member
Sonia Slany
as Elektra Quartet Member
Dinah Beamish
as Elektra Quartet Member
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Audience Reviews for Edward II

  • Sep 15, 2009
    I hate that when there are no critics reviews listed, that Flixster just gives it a critical rating of 100%. How annoying! Basically, this movie is a mess that is probably better on stage but a mess moviewise.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer
  • Jun 23, 2008
    Yeah...not one of my favourites.
    John B Super Reviewer

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