King Lear

  |  Buy to Own: 13/03/2006
  |  157 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Ian Holm stars as the tormented monarch in the Royal National Theatre's production of Shakespeare's tragedy, directed by Richard Eyre. Deciding to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, Lear devises a test to determine their suitability for rule, but before long Lear is swept up in a cruel conspiracy that reveals the depths of treachery to which his daughters Goneril (Barbara Flynn) and Regan (Amanda Redman) will sink in order to achieve power. Only Cordelia (Victoria Hamilton) remains true to her father, but Lear's fatal error only brings further madness and death.