King Lear (2008)

King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly flatter the old man in return for favor, he banishes her and turns for support to his remaining daughters. But Goneril and Regan have no love for him and instead plot to take all his power from him. In a parallel, Lear's loyal courtier Gloucester favors his illegitimate son Edmund after being told lies about his faithful son Edgar. Madness and tragedy befall both ill-starred fathers.

Directing:
  • Trevor Nunn

Writing:
  • William Shakespeare

Stars:
Release Date: 2008-08-06
themoviedb icon 7.1/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 150
Jonathan Hyde
Jonathan Hyde
Earl of Kent
Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
King Lear
Romola Garai
Romola Garai
Cordelia
Monica Dolan
Monica Dolan
Regan
Sylvester McCoy
Sylvester McC...
The Fool
Philip Winchester
Philip Winche...
Edmund
Frances Barber
Frances Barbe...
Goneril
William Gaunt
William Gaunt
Earl of Gloucester
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