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King Lear (1999)

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190 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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Brian Blessed | Tony Rotherham (additional segments)
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Brian Blessed
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Hildegard Neil
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Phillipa Peak
Cordelia Cordelia   See fewer
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Peter Balderstone
Cornwall's Captain Cornwall's Captain   See fewer
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John Corvin
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Paul Curran
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Mark Denny
Duke of Cornwall Duke of Cornwall   See fewer
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David Dexter
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Billy Hanna
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Mark Hayden
Oswald Oswald   See fewer
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Caroline Lennon
Goneril Goneril   See fewer
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Graham McTavish
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Iain Stuart Robertson
Earl of Kent Earl of Kent   See fewer
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Douglas Verrall
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Lisa Von Hasenberg
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Nick Walton
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Robert Whelan
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John Woodford
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Roy Cane
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6.1 / 10 | 78 votes