Cast & Crew

Directed By

Written By

Jean Anouilh
play "Becket"
Lucienne Hill
play "Becket" as translated by
Edward Anhalt


Richard Burton
Becket / Thomas Becket
Peter O'Toole
His King / King Henry II
John Gielgud
King Louis of France / King Louis VII of France
Gino Cervi
the Cardinal / Cardinal Zambelli
Paolo Stoppa
the Pope / Pope Alexander III
Donald Wolfit
Bishop Folliot
David Weston
Brother John
Martita Hunt
Empress Matilda
Pamela Brown
Queen Eleanor [of Aquitaine]
Inigo Jackson
Robert de Beaumont
Felix Aylmer
Archbishop of Canterbury
John Phillips
Bishop of Winchester
Frank Pettingell
Bishop of York
Véronique Vendell
French prostitute
Jennifer Hilary
Peasant's Daughter
Hamilton Dyce
Bishop of Chichester
Geoffrey Bayldon
Brother Philip
Roy Beck
Young French boy
Dave Clark
Ian Cullen
Guy Deghy
Minor Role
Rose Howlett
Farmer's Wife
Magda Konopka
Girl on Balcony
Gerald Lawson
English Peasant
Wilfrid Lawson
Old Soldier
Tutte Lemkow
French Courtier
Linda Marlowe
Farmer's Daughter
Patrick Newell
William of Corbeil
Riggs O'Hara
Prince Henry
Dido Plumb
Man in Crowd
Robert Rietty
Alexander III
Terence Soall
Minor Role
Victor Spinetti
French Tailor
Graham Stark
Pope's Secretary
Fred Stroud
Church Guard
Elizabeth Taylor
Village Extra with Blonde Wig
Royston Tickner
Royal Servant
Fred Wood
Congregation Member (at Bishops Service)

Produced By

Joseph H. Hazen
executive producer
Peter O'Toole


Geoffrey Unsworth
director of photography


Winston Ryder
sound editor

Casting Director

Production Design

Art Direction

Set Design

Robert Cartwright
Set Decorator
Patrick McLoughlin
Set Decorator


Eric Allwright
makeup artist
Charles E. Parker
makeup artist
Joan Smallwood

Visual Effects

Alan Maley
matte artist

Assistant Director

Colin M. Brewer
assistant director

Production Management

Denis Holt
production supervisor

Art Department

Ferdinand Bellan
scenic artist
Albert Blackshaw
construction manager
Alan Evans
scenic artist
Jack Maxsted
assistant art director
John New
apprentice carpenter
W. Simpson Robinson
scenic artist
Gilbert Wood
scenic artist
Ken Barley
apprentice plasterer
Alan Roderick-Jones
junior draughtsman
Arthur Wicks
dressing props


Willy Kemplen
first assistant editor


Richard McWhorter
assistant to producer
David Merrick
producer: New York stage play
Mike Maidlin
unit publicist
Charles Wilder
production accountant

Music Department

Muir Mathieson
conductor / musical director

Costume Department

John Wilson-Apperson
wardrobe master
Evelyn Gibbs
wardrobe mistress

Camera Department

Ernest Day
camera operator
Maurice Gillett
supervising electrician
Peter MacDonald
focus puller
Bob Penn
still photographer

Script Department

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