A Knight's Tale (2001)

Plot  At a jousting tournament in 14th-century Europe, squires William Thatcher, Roland, and Wat discover that their master, Sir Ector, has died. If he had completed one final pass he would have won the tournament. Destitute, William wears Ector's armour to impersonate him, winning the tournament and taking the prize.

Although only nobles are allowed in tournaments, William is now inspired to compete and win more prizes. Roland and Wat would rather take their share of coins and leave, but William convinces them to stay and train him to joust. Along the way to his first tournament in Rouen, the trio encounters Geoffrey Chaucer, who is also destitute and agrees to forge the patent of nobility that will allow William to enter under the assumed name of "Sir Ulrich von Liechtenstein" from Gelderland. At the tournament, William is brought before Simon the Summoner and Peter the Pardoner: Chaucer has a gambling problem and is in their debt. William demands Chaucer be released and promises ...



Heath Ledger
William Thatcher
Rufus Sewell
Count Adhemar
Mark Addy
Paul Bettany
Geoffrey Chaucer
Bérénice Bejo
James Purefoy
Sir Thomas Colville .
Leagh Conwell
Young William Thatcher.
Christopher Cazenove
John Thatcher.
Nick Brimble
Sir Ector
Steven O'Donnell
Simon the Summoner.
Jonathan Slinger
Peter the Pardoner.
Alice Connor
Lone Girl in Cheapeside.
Berwick Kaler
Man in Stocks.


All Titles

A Knight's Tale
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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