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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.

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Richard Eyre

Writers:

Richard Eyre (adapted by), William Shakespeare (based on a play by)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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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insanity | monarch | civil war | See All (3) »

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Drama | History

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

King Lear See more »

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16:9 HD
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The costumes for this movie were a deliberate mix of elements from the twentieth century and contemporary times. Costume Designer Fotini Dimou purposely avoided designing anything that would appear extremely futuristic. See more »

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Do you like Shakespeare?
4 October 2018 | by russellhuffmanSee all my reviews

I love Shakespeare. I am extremely grateful to Amazon for investing their money in Shakespeare rather than spending it on an obscure comic book character and/or some random pop culture IP that should not be rebooted. Anthony Hopkins is incredible as King Lear. The production values are fantastic. The only thing I have a problem with are the misguided idiots in the review section who feel like slapping the hand of their patron. Shakespeare, above all, knew the importance of patrons.


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