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Kingdom of Heaven
2005 Feature Length Film
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Production Company: Scott Free

Cast and Crew
Orlando Bloom (Balian of Ibelin)
Liam Neeson (Godfrey of Ibelin, Balian's father)
David Thewlis (Hospitaller, a priest)
Eva Green (Sibylla, princess of Jerusalem)
Jeremy Irons (Tiberias)
Alexander Siddig (Imad, Saladin's aide de camp)
Edward Norton (King Baldwin IV)
Michael Sheen (Balian's brother)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Godfrey of Ibelin's cousin)
Marton Csokas (Guy de Lusignan)
Brendan Gleeson (Reynald)
Kevin McKidd (?)
Juoko Ahola (?)
Ghassan Massoud (Saladin)
Shane Attwooll (Reynald's Templar Knight)
Tim Barlow (Old Guard)
Christian Boeving (?)
Samira Draa (Sybilla's maidservant)
Eriq Ebouaney (Firuz)
Khaled El Nabaoui (?)
Jon Finch (Patriarch of Jerusalem)
Michael Fitzgerald (Humphrey)
Nasser Memarzia (Muslim Grandee)
Michael Shaeffer (Young sergeant)
Ulrich Thomsen (Templar master)
Velibor Topic (Almaric)

Director: Ridley Scott
Screenwriter: William Monahan
Producers: Ridley Scott, Tony Scott
Executive Producers: Branko Lustig, Lisa Ellzey, and Perry Needham
Co-Producer: Janty Yates



Official Synopsis
KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is an epic adventure about a common man who finds himself thrust into a decades-long war. A stranger in a strange land, he serves a doomed king, falls in love with an exotic and forbidden queen, and rises to knighthood. Ultimately, he must protect the people of Jerusalem from overwhelming forces – while striving to keep a fragile peace. From Ridley Scott, the master of the modern epic.

The film, which takes place in the 12th century during the time of the Crusades, will be staged on a scale that Scott described as being slightly larger than "Gladiator," his Oscar-winning epic.
Bloom will play Balian of Ibelin, a blacksmith, who becomes a knight in order to defend Jerusalem against the crusaders, saves a kingdom and falls in love with Sibylla, the princess of Jerusalem, played by Eva Green.

Filming Dates and Locations
Filming began on January 12 2004 in Morocco and ended around the end of June of 2004. The film shot for six weeks in the Spanish cities of Segovia, Huesca, Ávila, Granada, Sevilla, Jerez. and Córdoba. Filming at Loarre Castle in Spain wasfrom January 5th to the 30th. Filming continued in Segovia for four days, then Avila, Palma del Rio and finally Sevilla where shooting lasted twelve days. Finally they traveled to Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate, Morocco, on February 27 where medieval Jerusalem will be reproduced. Filming there will take 11 weeks.

Release Dates (subject to change)
Belgium 4 May 2005
Egypt 4 May 2005
Finland 4 May 2005
France 4 May 2005
Philippines 4 May 2005
Sweden 4 May 2005
United Arab Emirates 4 May 2005
Argentina 5 May 2005
Australia 5 May 2005
Austria 5 May 2005
Croatia 5 May 2005
Czech Republic 5 May 2005
Germany 5 May 2005
Hong Kong 5 May 2005
Hungary 5 May 2005
Netherlands 5 May 2005
Portugal 5 May 2005
Singapore 5 May 2005
Thailand 5 May 2005
Ukraine 5 May 2005
Cyprus 6 May 2005
Estonia 6 May 2005
Greece 6 May 2005
Iceland 6 May 2005
Italy 6 May 2005
Poland 6 May 2005
Spain 6 May 2005
Turkey 6 May 2005
UK 6 May 2005
USA 6 May 2005
Japan 14 May 2005
Russia 14 July 2005

Behind the Scenes
The budget for the movie is over $100 million.
Screenwriter William Monahan based this drama on accurate research, which he spent 19 months compiling and writing.

Official US web site
Official Japanese web site
Trailer #1
Extended Trailer
International Trailer
Video and Sound Clips
Japanese Trailer
Early review from aintitcool.com
IMDb film page
The Z Review

To They Kingdom Come from Empire (UK), April 2005
Full Bloom from Film Review (UK), March 2005
Kingdom of Heaven from Premiere (US), February 2005
Film on Crusades Could Become Hollywood's Next Battleground from nytimes.com, August 12, 2004
Adventure in the Desert from Gloria (Croatia), April 9, 2004
Kingdom of Heaven Filming in Avila from aviladigital.com (Spain), February 3, 2004
Historians say film 'distorts' Crusades from The Daily Telegraph (UK), January 17, 2004
Crusades Cameras Banned from Cathedral from The Daily Telegraph (UK), January 14, 2004
Irons ascends to "Kingdom of Heaven" from Hollywood Reporter, January 12, 2004
Eva Green in Heaven with Orlando from comingsoon.net, December 22, 2003
Neeson set to enter 'Heaven' from Variety, December 16, 2003
A Kingdom for Crowe? from Film Force, December 2, 2003
Kiera Chaplin for a major role? from Dark Horizons, November 25, 2003
The Deal Report from Entertainment Weekly, November 14, 2003
Scott and Bloom Crusade from a Muslim Perspective from The Daily Telegraph (UK), November 8, 2003
Scott Christens 'Kingdom' Knight from Variety, October 29, 2003
Ridley Scott Goes to Heaven from Film Force, October 1, 2003
Ridley's Crusade from Chud, September 24, 2003
From the Clone Wars to The Crusades from Film Force, September 2, 2003