Richard III (DVD, 1955)

Following 'Henry V' (1944) and 'Hamlet' (1948), this was the last of the three Shakespeare films in which Laurence Olivier took the title role in addition to serving as director, producer and writer. In this case, the title role is that of the cold and calculating king, a treacherous and untrustworthy fellow who makes plans to kill anyone who threatens his position. Henry Stafford, the Duke of Clarence and Lady Anne Neville are just some of those moving in his orbit.

Andrew Cruickshank as Brackenbury
Cedric Hardwicke as King Edward IV
Claire Bloom as The Lady Anne
Clive Morton as The Lord Rivers
John Gielgud as George, Duke of Clarence
Laurence Olivier as Richard III
Mary Kerridge as Queen Elizabeth
Nicholas Hannen as Archbishop
Norman Fisher as Monk
Pamela Brown as Jane Shore
Paul Huson as Edward, Prince of Wales
Ralph Richardson as Duke of Buckingham
Russell Thorndike as First Priest
Stewart Allen as Page to Richard

Certificate U
Running Time 150 mins
Region 2
Main Language English
Subtitles English
Release Date 26/07/2004

Number of Discs 1
Special Features
Interactive Menu

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