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Richard III (1995)

R
110 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

The classic Shakespearean play about the murderously scheming 15th-century king is reimagined in an alternative setting of 1930s England as clouds of fascism gather.
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Writers
Ian McKellen (screenplay) | Richard Loncraine (screenplay) | Richard Eyre (1990 stage adaptation) | William Shakespeare (play)
Producers
Stephen Bayly | Lisa Katselas (as Lisa Katselas Paré)
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Release date
Dec 29, 1995 (United States)

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33 cast members
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Christopher Bowen
Prince Edward of Lancaster Prince Edward of Lancaster   See fewer
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Edward Jewesbury
King Henry VI King Henry VI   See fewer
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Ian McKellen
Richard III - Duke of Gloucester Richard III - Duke of Gloucester   See fewer
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Bill Paterson
Ratcliffe Ratcliffe   See fewer
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Annette Bening
Queen Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth   See fewer
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Matthew Groom
Young Prince Richard of York Young Prince Richard of York   See fewer
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John Wood
King Edward IV King Edward IV   See fewer
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Nigel Hawthorne
Duke of Clarence Duke of Clarence   See fewer
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Maggie Smith
Duchess of York Duchess of York   See fewer
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Kate Steavenson-Payne
Princess Elizabeth of York Princess Elizabeth of York   See fewer
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Robert Downey Jr.
Lord Rivers Lord Rivers   See fewer
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Tres Hanley
Air Hostess Air Hostess   See fewer
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Tim McInnerny
Catesby Catesby   See fewer
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Stacey Kent
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Jim Carter
Lord William Hastings Lord William Hastings   See fewer
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Roger Hammond
Archbishop Archbishop   See fewer
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Denis Lill
Lord Mayor of London (as Dennis Lill) Lord Mayor of London (as Dennis Lill)   See fewer
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Jim Broadbent
Buckingham Buckingham   See fewer
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Edward Hardwicke
Lord Stanley Lord Stanley   See fewer
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Ryan Gilmore
George Stanley George Stanley   See fewer
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Dominic West
Richmond Richmond   See fewer
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Donald Sumpter
Brackenbury - Lieutenant of the Tower Brackenbury - Lieutenant of the Tower   See fewer
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Kristin Scott Thomas
Lady Anne of Lancaster Lady Anne of Lancaster   See fewer
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Adrian Dunbar
James Tyrell James Tyrell   See fewer
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Andy Rashleigh
Jailer in Tower Jailer in Tower   See fewer
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Marco Williamson
Prince Edward of York - Prince of Wales Prince Edward of York - Prince of Wales   See fewer
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Bruce Purchase
City Gentleman City Gentleman   See fewer
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James Dreyfus
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David Antrobus
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Michael Elphick
2nd Murderer (uncredited) 2nd Murderer (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Lanasis
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Derek Lyons
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Madeleine Mora
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7.4 / 10 | 13,546 votes