King Lear

1998 NR 1h 40m DVD

King Lear

1998 NR 1h 40m DVD
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William Shakespeare's intense tale about family dysfunction is brought to life in this impressive "Masterpiece Theatre" production starring Ian Holm as the titular royal -- a powerful and selfish king who, in the winter of his life, loses his mind. Two of his daughters (Barbara Flynn and Amanda Redman), bitter at their mistreatment, encourage the disintegration, and everyone soon realizes the sacrifices they've made for Lear.
Paul Rhys, Finbar Lynch, Timothy West, David Burke, Barbara Flynn, Amanda Redman, Victoria Hamilton, David Lyon, Michael Simkins, Ian Holm, Martin Chamberlain, Adrian Irvine, Nicholas R. Bailey, William Osborne, Michael Bryant
Richard Eyre

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