BBC production of King Lear.
Part of the BBC Shakespeare Collection.

In 1978, the BBC set itself the task of filming all of William Shakespeare's plays for television. The resulting productions, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilised the best theatrical and television directors and brought highly praised performances from leading contemporary actors.

Directed by Jonathan Miller
John Shrapnel as Kent
Norman Rodway as Gloucester
Michael Kitchen as Edmund
Michael Hordern as King Lear
Gillian Barge as Goneril
Brenda Blethyn as Cordelia
Penelope Wilton as Regan
John Bird as Albany
Julian Curry as Cornwall
David Weston as Burgundy
Harry Waters as The King of France
Anton Lesser as Edgar
John Grillo as Oswald
Frank Middlemass as Fool
Ken Stott as Curan
George Howe as Doctor

Certificate PG
Running Time 185 mins
Region 2
Main Language English
Subtitles English
Release Date N/A

Number of Discs 1

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