Documentary (Series) | 2019 | arte, ORF [at], ZDF [de] | Docu-Drama, Period | Austria
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Brief synopsis

Known to children and adults across the globe, Richard the Lionheart is one of history‘s great mythical figures. A legend in his own lifetime, he enjoyed a reputation that he cleverly fuelled himself. His story is intertwined with that of King Arthur, whose sword Excalibur he wore. Even restrained, matter-of-fact chronicles tell of a heroic life that began 850 years ago and ended tragically, when the king, in the prime of his life, wore the wrong clothes at the wrong time in the wrong place.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Philipp HochmairRichard Löwenherz [L]
Krista StadlerEleonore von Aquitanien [L]
Raphael von BargenBaldwin von Bethune, [L]
Dennis CubicKönig Philipp 2 von Frankreich [SR]
Florian FeikKaiser Heinrich VI. [SR]
Alexander KnaippJohn [SR]
Tobias OfenbauerHerzog Leopold von Österreich [SR]


director of photographyThomas BeckmannARRI Amira
steadicam operatorKlaus Achter
1st assistant cameraAndreas Hagemann
2nd assistant cameraAlexander Karavias
costume designerSissi Gressel
directorFritz Kalteis
gafferLukas Swatek
makeup artist / hair stylistValerie Rossacher
makeup artist / hair stylistKaroline Strobl
set decoratorMarkus Kuscher
line producerStephan Hönigmann
unit production managerIsabella Lesiak
set manager/ floor managerDaniel Dolinar
screenwriterFritz Kalteis
production sound mixerFranz Moritz

Production companies

Interspot Film GmbH [at]

Distributing companies

ORF Enterprise GmbH & Co KG [de]