Prinz Eisenherz (1997)

Germany, UK, Ireland, 1997
35mm film, colour, 1.66:1
Dolby Digital, English

A German/British/Irish fantasy film directed by Anthony Hickox.

Plot Summary

When Princess Ilene visits King Arthur’s court at Camelot, she catches the eye of a young squire named Valiant. When the princess is sent home to marry Prince Arn, Valiant masquerades as Sir Gawain to accompany her and protect her from Arthur’s evil sister Morgan le Fey.


Directed by: Anthony Hickox
© MCMXCVII [1997] Constantin Film, Legacy Film Productions and Celtridge Ltd
Co-produced by Legacy Film Productions and Celtridge Ltd. In collaboration with Babelsberg film. In association with Hearst Entertainment, Inc. A Constantin Film production, An Anthony Hickox film. This film was supported by FFA, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern and Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg
Executive Producers: Bernd Eichinger, Jim Gorman
Co-executive Producer: Robert Kulzer
Produced by: Carsten Lorenz
Associate Producer: Reinhard Klooss
Screenplay by: Michael Frost Beckner, Anthony Hickox, Carsten Lorenz
Story by: Michael Frost Beckner
Based on the Comic Strip Created by: Harold R. Foster
Director of Photography: Roger Lanser
Music Composed by: David Bergeaud
Production Sound Mixer: Barry Reid
Costume Designer: Lindy Hemming
Chief Make-Up Artist: Robert McCann
Chief Hairdresser: Suzanne Stokes-Munton
Make-Up/Prosthetics by: Image Animation
Special Effects Supervisor: Ian Wingrove
Visual Effects Supervisor: Bob Keen
Visual Effects Created by: Image Animation
Additional Optical Effects: Studio Bartoschek, Berlin
Additional Visual Effects: Futureeffects Filmproduktion
Animation Sequence Created by: TV London, Brian Stevens Animated Films
Book-End Animation by: Brandt Animation
Production Designer: Crispian Sallis
Filmed entirely on location in Wales and at Studio Babelsberg, Potsdam
Casting by: Lee Ann Groff

Stephen Moyer (Prince Valiant)
Katherine Heigl (Princess Ilene)
Thomas Kretschmann (Thagnar)
Edward Fox (King Arthur)
Udo Kier (Sligon)
Warwick Davis (Pechet)
Gavan O’Herlihy (King Thane)
Ben Pullen (Price Arn)
Walter Gotell (Erik the Old)
Zach Galligan (Sir Kay)
Hamish Campbell-Robertson (Sir Ector)
Marcus Schenkenberg (Tiny)
Chesney Hawkes (stable boy)
Joanna Lumley (Morgan Le Fey)
Ron Perlman (Boltar)
Anthony Hickox (Sir Gawain)
Peri Callimanopulos (Sir Galahad)
Matthew Downes (Sir Cador)
Guy Farley (Sir Pelleas)
Eddie Hocking (Sir Griflet)

Alternative Titles

Las aventuras del príncipe Valiente – Spanish title
Lovagok háborúja – Hungarian title
Il mistero del principe Valiant – Italian title
Prigipas Valiant – Greek title
Princ Valijant – Serbian title
Princas Valiantas – Lithuanian title
Prince Valiant – Australian, French, UK, US title
El príncipe Valiente – Argentine, Venezuelan title
Príncipe Valente – Portuguese title
Prins Valiant – Swedish title
Prinssi Valiant – Finnish title
Prinţul Valiant – Romanian title
Romantik şövalye – Turkish title
Πρίγκιπας Βάλιαντ – Greek title
Принц Валиант – Bulgarian title
Принц Вэлиант – Russian title
エクスカリバー – Japanese title

Extracts included in
What Are We Waiting For? (1997)