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King Lear (TV)

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Original title
King Lear (TV)
Running time
115 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Richard Eyre (Play: William Shakespeare)
Stephen Warbeck
Ben Smithard
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BBC / Amazon Studios / Playground Entertainment / Sonia Friedman Productions / Lemaise Pictures. Distributed by Amazon Prime Video
Drama | TV Movie. Family Relationships
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Shakespeare: King Lear
Synopsis / Plot
An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one. Set in the fictional present and starring Anthony Hopkins, the 80 year-old King Lear divides his kingdom among his daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cordelia, according to their affection for him. When his youngest daughter, Cordelia, refuses to flatter him, hurt and angry Lear banishes her. With that fateful decision, family and state collapse into chaos and warfare.
2019: Emmy: Nominated for Best TV Movie
2018: Critics Choice Awards: Nominated for Best TV Movie
2018: Satellite Awards: 3 Nominations including for Best TV Movie
2018: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for TV Movie
2018: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nom. Best Actor TV Movie/Mini Series (Hopkins)
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