Prince of Jutland

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Prince of Jutland
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Promotional poster for the film under the title Royal Deceit
Directed by Gabriel Axel
Written byGabriel Axel
Erik Kjersgaard
Produced by Kees Kasander
Starring Christian Bale
Gabriel Byrne
Helen Mirren
Kate Beckinsale
Brian Cox
CinematographyHenning Bendtsen
Edited byJean-François Naudon
Music by Per Nørgård
Les Films Ariane
Woodline Films Ltd.
Kenneth Madsen Filmproduktion A/S
Films Roses
Distributed by Constantin Film
Release date
  • 19 August 1994 (1994-08-19)
Running time
109 minutes
United Kingdom

Prince of Jutland, also known as Royal Deceit and Thrones & Empires, is a 1994 drama adventure film co-written and directed by Gabriel Axel and starring Christian Bale, Gabriel Byrne, Helen Mirren, and Kate Beckinsale. [1] It is an adaptation of the Danish legend of prince Amleth, drawing upon the 12th-century works of Saxo Grammaticus, which was also the inspiration for Shakespeare's Hamlet . [2] [3]


The film featured the debut film performances of David Bateson, who later became known for voicing Agent 47 (the protagonist of video game series Hitman ), and English actor Andy Serkis.


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