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The Lion in Winter premiered on Broadway in 1966, and has been revived multiple times on Broadway and in the West End. Two years after its premiere, a film based on the play (written again by James Goldman) was produced starring Peter O’Toole and Katharine Hepburn. The movie received several Academy Award nominations, with Katherine Hepburn winning for Best Actress for her portrayal as Eleanor in a tie with Barbra Streisand for Funny Girl—the only time there has ever been a tie in the Best Actress race.

The roles of Henry and Eleanor are highly coveted and considered to be two of the great

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