To mark the discovery of Richard III
's skeleton under a car park in Leicester, we've put together some clips of the monarch's most memorable screen portrayals
Reading on a mobile? Watch hereLaurence Olivier
's 1955 Shakespeare adaptation remains the dominant source for our assumptions of all things Richard III
. Dressed in black, scowly as hell, and with that creepy, reedy intonation, Olivier's interpretation defined Richard as evil Crookback, of whom we should be grateful to Henry Tudor that we are rid. Perversely, punk rocker John Lydon
cited him as a major influence, and clips from the film pop up in Julien Temple
's Filth and the Fury doco. (Look for him at 1:45 in this clip.)
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Olivier was endlessly, instantly parody-able, as Peter Sellers
showed on a 1964 Beatles TV show, doing Hard Day's Night in the style of Winter of Discontent.
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