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King Lear

Synopsis
In an alternative present, England is ruled by a military dictator, King Lear (Anthony Hopkins). In deciding upon his successor, Lear makes the mistake of being swayed by the flattery of his perspective heirs with disastrous consequences for him and the one child who truly loves him.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
28 May 2018 at 21:30 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
115 mins

Credits

Director
Richard Eyre
Producer
Noëlette Buckley
Cinematographer
Ben Smithard; Michael McDermott
Writer
William Shakespeare
Editor
Dan Farrell
Music
Stephen Warbeck
Production Design
Ralph Francis
Art Direction
Astrid Sieben
Executive Producer
Colin Callender; Scott Huff; Sonia Friedman
Cast
Anthony HopkinsLear
Florence PughCordelia
Jim BroadbentEarl of Gloucester
Karl JohnsonFool
Andrew ScottEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Anthony CalfDuke of Albany
Christopher EcclestonOswald
Chuk IwujiKing of France
Emma ThompsonGoneril
Emma WatsonRegan
Jim CarterEarl of Kent
John MacmillanEdmund
Shawn DixonKnight
Simon ManyondaDuke of Burgundy
Tobias MenziesDuke of Cornwall

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare

Production Company

Name

Amazing Productions

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

Playground Entertainment

Archive

Name

BoB

Email
bob@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1500
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
Learning on Screen - the British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council
77 Wells Street
London
WIT 3QJ
Notes
Formerly a service from BUFVC, British Universities Film & Video Council

Distributor (DVD)

Name

Amazon Studios

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