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King Lear (1982)

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TV Movie | 180 min | Drama

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 ...See moreKing 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. Written by Jim Beaver See less
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Oct 18, 1982 (United States)

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John Shrapnel
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Norman Rodway
Earl of Gloucester Earl of Gloucester   See fewer
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Michael Hordern
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Gillian Barge
Goneril Goneril   See fewer
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Brenda Blethyn
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John Bird
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Julian Curry
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David Weston
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Harry Waters
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John Grillo
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Iain Armstrong
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Ken Stott
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Stuart Blake
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Tony Sympson
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Peter Walmsley
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George Howe
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John Dallimore
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Tim Brown
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Fraser Wilson
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7.6 / 10 | 216 votes