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King Lear (2008)

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TV Movie | 156 min | Drama

Sir Ian McKellen gives a tour-de-force performance as Shakespeare's tragic monarch, in this special television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company production of one of the playwright's most enduring and haunting works.
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Dec 25, 2008 (United Kingdom)

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25 cast members
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Ian McKellen
King Lear King Lear   See fewer
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William Gaunt
Earl of Gloucester Earl of Gloucester   See fewer
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Ben Meyjes
Edgar Edgar   See fewer
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Frances Barber
Goneril Goneril   See fewer
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Romola Garai
Cordelia Cordelia   See fewer
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Sylvester McCoy
Lear's Fool Lear's Fool   See fewer
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Jonathan Hyde
Earl of Kent Earl of Kent   See fewer
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Guy Williams
Duke of Cornwall Duke of Cornwall   See fewer
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Julian Harries
Duke of Albany Duke of Albany   See fewer
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Russell Byrne
First Gloucester Servant / Doctor First Gloucester Servant / Doctor   See fewer
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David Weston
Gentleman Gentleman   See fewer
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Peter Hinton
Duke of Burgundy / Captain Duke of Burgundy / Captain   See fewer
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Ben Addis
King of France King of France   See fewer
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Zoe Boyle
Lady in Waiting Lady in Waiting   See fewer
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Richard Goulding
Messenger Messenger   See fewer
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Melanie Jessop
Second Gloucester Servant Second Gloucester Servant   See fewer
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Jim Creighton
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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Kieran Bew
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Adam Booth
Knight / Servant Knight / Servant   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 461 votes