King Lear

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  • Genre(s): Drama History
  • Release year: 2018
  • Running time: 115 min
King Lear is a 2018 British-American television film directed by Richard Eyre. An adaptation of the play of the same name by William Shakespeare, cut to just 115 minutes, was broadcast on BBC Two on 28 May 2018. Starring Anthony Hopkins as the title... read more
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King Lear is a 2018 British-American television film directed by Richard Eyre. An adaptation of the play of the same name by William Shakespeare, cut to just 115 minutes, was broadcast on BBC Two on 28 May 2018. Starring Anthony Hopkins as the title character, the adaptation is set in an alternate universe 21st-century highly militarized London and depicts the tragedy that follows when the sovereign King Lear announces the end of his reign and the division of his kingdom among his three daughters. The adaptation was met with positive reviews, who commended its acting and many singled out Hopkins for his performance in the title role.

Original Release

05/28/2018

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Cast

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
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Richard Eyre

Writers

Richard Eyre, William Shakespeare

Cast

Producers

Colin Callender Executive Producer
Sonia Friedman Executive Producer
Scott Huff Executive Producer
Lucy Richer Executive Producer
Noëlette Buckley Producer
Elyse Dolbec Producer
Michelle Mullen Producer

Editors

Dan Farrell

2019 Emmy Outstanding Television Movie Nominated
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