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Derek Jarman

Edward II

87' - 1991 - Historical, Drama, Romance - Dialogue: Italian, English
Director: Derek Jarman Composer: Simon Fisher-Turner With: Steven Waddington, Kevin Collins, Andrew Tiernan
In this Derek Jarman version of Christopher Marlowe's Elizabethan drama, in modern costumes and settings, Plantagenet king Edward II hands the power-craving nobility the perfect excuse by taking as lover besides his diplomatic wife, the French princess Isabel, not an acceptable lady at court but the ambitious Piers Gaveston, who uses his favor in bed even to wield political influence - the stage is set for a palace revolt which sends the gay pair from the throne to a terminal torture dungeon.

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Derek Jarman


Simon Fisher-Turner


Steven Waddington, Kevin Collins, Andrew Tiernan


Derek Jarman, Stephen McBride, Ken Butler

Director of Photography

Ian Wilson


George Akers


Steve Clark-Hall, Antony Root

More information


Italian, English

Countries of production

United Kingdom, Japan

Screenplay based on

Christopher Marlowe



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