A Man for All Seasons

Lists: Drama, Historical, Academy Award Best Picture Winners - All Time, Best Picture Winners from the 1960s

Brief Synopsis: "A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even though he knows he’s risking his own life. An award winning film from 1966."

Overall Ranking: 2623 (Rank from 1966: # 5)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 0%
Half-Popped 33.33%
Stale 0%
Burnt 33.33%


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David Baruffi88(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest60
Ryan from Ten Stars Or Less20(full review)

People Involved

  • Paul Scofield (Thomas Morus)
  • Wendy Hiller (Alice Morus)
  • Leo McKern (Thomas Cromwell)
  • Robert Shaw (King Henry VIII)
  • Orson Welles (Cardinal Wolsey)
  • Susannah York (Margaret More)
  • Nigel Davenport (The Duke of Norfolk)
  • John Hurt (Richard Rich)
  • Corin Redgrave (William Roper (the Younger))
  • Colin Blakely (Matthew)
  • Cyril Luckham (Archbishop Cranmer)
  • Jack Gwillim (Chief Justice)
  • Thomas Heathcote (Boatman)
  • Vanessa Redgrave (Anne Boleyn)
  • Yootha Joyce (Averil Machin)
  • Anthony Nicholls (Kings Representative)
  • John Nettleton (Jailer)
  • Eira Heath (Matthews Wife)
  • Molly Urquhart (Maid)
  • Paul Hardwick (Courtier)
  • Michael Latimer (Norfolks Aide)
  • Philip Brack (Captain of Guard)
  • Martin Boddey (Governor of Tower)
  • Eric Mason (Executioner)
  • Matt Zimmerman (Messenger)
  • Fred Zinnemann (Director)