King Lear (TV)
- Original title
King Lear (TV)
- Running time
- 115 min.
- United Kingdom
Richard Eyre (Play: William Shakespeare)
Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Florence Pugh, Emily Watson, Jim Broadbent, Jim Carter, Tobias Menzies, John Macmillan, Anthony Calf, John Standing, Simon Manyonda, Chukwudi Iwuji, Karl Johnson, Andrew Scott, Christopher Eccleston, Eric Kofi-Abrefa, Arinzé Kene, Raphael Desprez, Peter Forbes, Sam Redford, Liam McKenna, Paul Tinto
BBC, Amazon Studios, Playground Entertainment, Sonia Friedman Productions, Lemaise Pictures (Distributor: Amazon Prime Video)
Drama | TV Movie. Family Relationships
- Movie Groups
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.
: Emmy: Nominated for Best TV Movie
: Critics Choice Awards: Nominated for Best TV Movie
: Satellite Awards: 3 Nominations including for Best TV Movie
: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for TV Movie
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nom. Best Actor TV Movie/Mini Series (Hopkins)
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