King Lear (2014)

An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Simon Russell Beale, whose recent appearances at the National include Timon of Athens and Collaborators, takes the title role in Shakespeare’s tragedy.

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  • Sam Mendes
  • William Shakespeare
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  • Release Date: 2014-05-01
  • Views: 3215
  • Runtime: 205

Simon Russell Beale

Lear, King of Britain

Olivia Vinall


Michael Nardone

The Duke of Cornwall

Stephen Boxer

The Earl of Gloucester

Stanley Townsend

The Earl of Kent

Paapa Essiedu

The Duke of Burgundy