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Years before winning a posthumous Oscar for The black Knight, health book starred in highly rated films, and now his medieval classic The story of a knight threw down the gauntlet to its streaming rivals.
Released in 2001, just a few years after Ledger burst onto the movie scene with the all-time classic 10 things i hate about you as idol Patrick Verona, he starred in Sony’s adaptation of Geoffrey Chancer’s 700-year-old story The Knight’s Tale. Directed by Brian Helgeland, the medieval film is one of most-watched movies on HBO Max, sitting at No. 4.
Follow Ledger as peasant knight William Thatcher taking part in jousting tournaments, defeating his enemies, earning admiration and, most importantly, making fierce rivals. The film prides itself on adding a bit of modern flair to the story set in the 1300s.
William Thatcher, a peasant, is apprenticed to a knight named Hector as a young boy. Pushed by his father to change his Stars
The cast also includes other big names such as the “everywhere man” that is Alan Tudyk, the vision of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Paul Bettany, and breaking Bad former Laura Fraser. Before they were all famous in massive films, they all starred alongside the greatest Australian actor of all time.
The film has several scenes set to “modern” music, with needle drops coming through Queen’s “We Will Rock You”, a thick slice of Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back In Town”, and of course, “We Are The Champions” by Queen.
A knight’s tale is available to stream on HBO Max.