A Knight’s Tale

A Knight’s Tale is a 2001 American action adventure drama directed by Brian Helgeland and also written by Brian Helgeland.

A Knight's Tale Movie Poster
A Knight’s Tale Movie Poster

Rated:  PG-13 (movie contains action violence, some nudity and brief sex-related dialogue)
Run Time:  2h 12min
Release Date:  May 11, 2001 (USA)
Genre:  Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Comedy
Director:  Brian Helgeland
Studio:  Columbia Pictures



A Knight’s Tale stars Heath Ledger, Rufus Sewell, Shannyn Sossamon, Paul Bettany, Laura Fraser, Mark Addy, Alan Tudyk, Bérénice Bejo, Scott Handy James Purefoy and Christopher Cazenove.

A Knight’s Tale is the story of a young squire, accompanied by a group of friends, who fakes his way into various 14th century jousting competitions and then tries to win the hand of a fair maiden all while dealing with the dark count who is determined to defeat him.

Movie Quotes

“You may feel like a poet, but you sound like an idiot.” – Roland 
“Change your stars and live a better life than I have.” – John Thatcher

“You have been weighed, you have been measured and you have been found wanting” – Count Adhemar

“Welcome to the New World. God save you, if it is right that he should do so.” – William Thatcher

Official Movie Trailer

Movie Stars

Heath Ledger as William Thatcher

Rufus Sewell as Count Adhemar

Shannyn Sossamon as Jocelyn

Paul Bettany as Geoffrey Chaucer

Laura Fraser as Kate

Mark Addy as Roland

Alan Tudyk as Wat

Bérénice Bejo as Christiana

Scott Handy as Germaine

James Purefoy as Colville

Christopher Cazenove as John Thatcher