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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

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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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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According to Anthony Hopkins, though he had played the role of Lear before, this adaptation offered him the opportunity to play the character, backed by a much deeper understanding of who he is since Hopkins was closer to the King Lear's presumed age, during this production, than he'd been when he tackled the role in the 1980's. See more »

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Half hour was too much
8 October 2018 | by ss124-661-382111See all my reviews

What a waste of excellent actors. I could only take a half hour of this dribble. This despite the fact that I usually like Shakespearean films.


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