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King Lear

Synopsis
A performance of a low budget King Lear with Brian Blessed as Lear.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1998
Duration
190 mins

Credits

Director
Brian Blessed
Producer
Vanessa Tovell
Cinematographer
Chris Weaver
Writer
William Shakespeare
Screenplay
Bob Carruthers
Music
Paul Farrer
Costume
Maxine Henry
Cast
Brian BlessedLear
Phillippa PeakCordelia
Robert WhelanEarl of Gloucester
Hildegard NeilFool
Mark BurgessEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Caroline LennonGoneril
Caroline LennonGoneril
Graham McTavishDuke of Albany
Iain Stuart RobertsonEarl of Kent
Jason RiddingtonEdmund
John WoodfordCaptain
Mark DennyDuke of Cornwall
Mark HaydenOswald
Nick WaltonDuke of Burgundy
Paul CurranKing of France

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare
Keywords
drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The VHS version was deleted in 2003. Released on DVD 2006 and again in 2013
Textual information
Textual advisor Robert Smallwood.
Uses
Age 12 and up.

Production Company

Name

Lamancha Productions Ltd

Distributor

Name

Cinram Logistics

Web
http://www.ten-net.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01296 426151
Fax
01296 395551
Address
Rabans Lane
Aylesbury
HP19 3BX
Name

Classic Rock Legends

Phone
01789 207164
Fax
01789 207160
Address
Avon House
29 New Broad Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6NY
Notes
Handles Shakespeare titles made by Cromwell Productions

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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