The Tragedy of King Richard II - by William Shakespeare. The actions and repercussions of a proud King, whose vanity and selfishness lead to his downfall.

Writer:

(play)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Edward II (TV Movie 1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The reign of Edward II, King of England, is troubled from the start when he brings his male lover, hated by the nobles, out of exile.

Directors: Richard Marquand, Toby Robertson
Stars: Ian McKellen, Timothy West, Diane Fletcher
Richard III (1995)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The classic Shakespearean play about a murderously scheming king staged in an alternative fascist England setting.

Director: Richard Loncraine
Stars: Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent
A Performance of Macbeth (TV Movie 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Macbeth is a daring member of the Scottish military who receives a revelation from three menacing sorceresses that he will someday become the King of Scotland. This information gives him a ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Casson
Stars: Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, John Bown
Asylum (2005)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband's inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife.

Director: David Mackenzie
Stars: Natasha Richardson, Sean Harris, Marton Csokas
Neverwas (2005)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A well-educated psychiatrist leaves an academic career to work at an institution where his father, a novelist, lived before writing a renowned children's book. Acclimating to his position, ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Michael Stern
Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Ian McKellen, Brittany Murphy
Country Matters (TV Mini-Series 1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stars: Peter Firth, Susan Fleetwood, Ian McKellen
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Following the banning and burning of his novel, "The Rainbow," D.H. Lawrence and his wife, Frieda, move to the United States, and then to Mexico. When Lawrence contracts tuberculosis, they ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Miles
Stars: Ian McKellen, Janet Suzman, Ava Gardner
The Keep (1983)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish historian for help in battling the ancient demon they have inadvertently freed from its prison.

Director: Michael Mann
Stars: Scott Glenn, Ian McKellen, Alberta Watson
Hamlet I (TV Movie 1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: David Giles
Stars: Faith Brook, Susan Fleetwood, Ian McKellen
Richard II (Video 1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: William Woodman
Stars: Paul Shenar, Peter MacLean, John Devlin
Richard II (TV Movie 2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  
Stars: Andrew Marr, Razia Iqbal, Mark Rylance
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Stars: Joss Ackland, Kenneth Fortescue, Patrick Westwood
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Robert Eddison ...
Paul Hardwick ...
Trevor Martin ...
Peggy Thorpe-Bates ...
...
Queen Isabella
Charmian Eyre ...
Andrew Crawford ...
Terence Wilton ...
...
Earl of Salisbury
...
...
Mowbray / Glendower
James Laurenson ...
Michael Spice ...
Edit

Storyline

The Tragedy of King Richard II - by William Shakespeare. The actions and repercussions of a proud King, whose vanity and selfishness lead to his downfall.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 January 1971 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of II. Richárd (1976) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A young Ian McKellen shows his promise
29 November 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Shakespeare's Richard II and Marlowe's Edward II were successful stage productions recorded in the studio for BBC Television in the early days of colour transmissions. At that time only the recently inaugurated BBC 2 channel was broadcasting in colour and the new TV sets were very expensive.

I was a university student at the time and watched these outstanding productions in the colour TV lounge in my hall of residence. I've remembered them vividly ever since, particularly the young Ian McKellen's highly charged and sensual performances in the title roles.

Those were less enlightened times and young Ian was still firmly 'in the closet' but to my youthful mind his gay sensibility was more than evident, especially in the role of Edward II.

These landmark productions are crying out for a DVD release.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Tragedy of King Richard II (1971) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?