… And thank you Dr. Shirley, this is one I’ve never seen.
by Council Nedd II
Last week I posted a piece on my favorite knights in film and fiction. This week I thought I would continue with this particular theme and post a piece on my favorite royals.
10. Queen Sibylla portrayed by Eva Green in the Kingdom of Heaven was brilliant and beautiful.
9. Sean Connery as King Arthur in First Knight. Great performance by Sean Connery. Please not that Richard Gere did not make the cut last week.
7. Prince Akeem in Coming to America and played by Eddie Murphy. “Oh sir, the Giants of New York took on the Packers of Green Bay. And in the end, the Giants triumphed by kicking an oblong ball made of pigskin through a big “H”. It was a most ripping victory.”
4. Farmer played by Jason Statham in Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale. Great film. Not sure what I was thinking when I forgot to include Brian white as Commander Tarish in the list of my favorite knights.
- King Baldwin IV played by Edward Norton in Kingdom of Heaven. Didn’t recognize him? That’s because he was wearing a mask the entire time. While not necessarily historically accurate, Ridley Scott’s does capture the spirit and spectacle of the Crusades. Edward Norton’s portrayal of Baldwin IV of Jerusalem was enthralling and well finessed.