The Kid Who Would Be King

The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)

An army to fight. A demon to slay. A world to save. No pressure.

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Family
  • Release Date: 2019-01-16
  • User Rating: 6.1/10 from 456 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Working Title Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Joe Cornish
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Old-school magic meets the modern world when young Alex stumbles upon the mythical sword Excalibur. He soon unites his friends and enemies, and they become knights who join forces with the legendary wizard Merlin. Together, they must save mankind from the wicked enchantress Morgana and her army of supernatural warriors.

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  • Louis Ashbourne Serkis

    as Alexander "Alex" Elliot
  • Dean Chaumoo

    as Bedders
  • Tom Taylor

    as Lance
  • Rhianna Dorris

    as Kaye
  • Denise Gough

    as Mrs. Elliot
  • Angus Imrie

    as Merlin
  • Patrick Stewart

    as Old Merlin
  • Rebecca Ferguson

    as Morgana
  • Genevieve O'Reilly

    as Sophie
  • Noma Dumezweni

    as Mrs. Lee
  • Nathan Stewart-Jarrett

    as Mr. Kepler
  • Mark Bonnar

    as Mr. Jeffreys
  • Alexandra Roach

    as Ms. Foster
  • Nick Mohammed

    as Mr. Hyde
  • Adam Buxton

    as Stonehenge Tour Guide
  • Claudie Blakley

    as Riding Instructor
  • Myra McFadyen

    as Punto Patty
  • Adam Leese

    as Policeman
  • Joey Ansah

    as Policeman
Production Tim Bevan Producer
Production Eric Fellner Producer
Camera Bill Pope Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Jany Temime Costume Design
Production Nira Park Producer
Production Nina Gold Casting
Art Marcus Rowland Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Niamh O'Loan Key Makeup Artist
Art Sara Wan Set Decoration
Directing Joe Cornish Director
Writing Joe Cornish Writer
Editing Jonathan Amos Editor
Editing Paul Machliss Editor
Art Nigel Evans Supervising Art Director
Production James Biddle Executive Producer
Production Jessica Ronane Casting
Art Katrina Mackay Art Direction
Art Simon Elsley Art Direction
Production Rachael Prior Executive Producer
Art Jonathan Houlding Art Direction
Production Laura Richardson Associate Producer
Sound Electric Wave Bureau Music
Costume & Make-Up Claire Burgess Key Hair Stylist
Crew Elizabeth Donker Curtius Stunt Double
Editing Jerry Ramsbottom First Assistant Editor