The RSC’s acclaimed production performed in Stratford in 2007 and in London 2008 starring Ian McKellen and directed by Trevor Nunn. Shot at Pinewood Studios in February 2008.

Trevor Nunn's acclaimed 2007 theatrical production of Shakespeare's tragedy starring Ian McKellen as the titular monarch. Proposing to divide his vast kingdom amongst his three daughters, Lear devises a test for his offspring to convince him of their suitability and compassion for rule. As the scheme unfolds, Goneril and Regan's true colours emerge, uncovering a vast conspiracy of greed and cruelty within the once loyal dynasty. When Lear is tricked into making a devastating error, events spiral into madness and malice, bringing the realm to its knees...

Ian McKellen - King Lear
Romola Garai - Cordelia
William Gaunt - Earl of Gloucester
Jonathan Hyde - Earl of Kent
Philip Winchester - Edmund
Sylvester McCoy - The Fool
Frances Barber - Goneril
Monica Dolan - Regan
David Weston - A Gentleman
Guy Williams - Duke of Cornwall
Seymour Matthews - Curan
John Heffernan - Oswald
Ben Meyjes - Edgar
Julian Harries - Duke of Albany
Naomi Capron - Maid
Kieran Bew - Soldier
Peter Hinton- Duke of Burgundy
Ben Addis - King of France

Certificate 12
Running Time 155 mins
Region 2
Main Language English
Subtitles English
Release Date 06/10/2008

Number of Discs 1
Special Features
Interactive Menus

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