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King Lear (2018)

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An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.

Director:

Richard Eyre

Writers:

Richard Eyre (adapted by), William Shakespeare (based on a play by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Broadbent ... Earl of Gloucester
Jim Carter ... Earl of Kent
Tobias Menzies ... Duke of Cornwall
Emily Watson ... Regan
John Macmillan ... Edmund
Florence Pugh ... Cordelia
Emma Thompson ... Goneril
Anthony Calf ... Duke of Albany
Anthony Hopkins ... Lear
Simon Manyonda ... Duke of Burgundy
Chukwudi Iwuji ... King of France
Karl Johnson ... Fool
Samuel Valentine ... Lear's Gentleman
Andrew Scott ... Edgar
Christopher Eccleston ... Oswald
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An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.

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Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

TV-14

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Król Lear See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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At Gloucester's home, which was filmed at Hatfield House, just north of London, Francis decided to keep the furnishings minimal and let the architecture speak for itself. Overall, the production design was executed in a reserved way, to give the interior spaces an under-dressed, uncluttered appearance. See more »

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Bravo!
28 September 2018 | by mombirdogcatSee all my reviews

Incredible powerful way to bring Shakespeare to life - a must for every school - need all of his works performed in such a relatable way. Fascinated all the way through. Every actor is superb - masterful - become their roles seamlessly - well done everyone who put this together! Bravo! More please! (Anthony Hopkins must never retire- gets better and better)


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