King Lear Trailer

King Lear Trailer (2008)

06 August 2008 Drama 150 mins

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 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.

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Cast

Ian McKellen

as King Lear

Romola Garai

as Cordelia

Sylvester McCoy

as The Fool

Peter Hinton

as Duke of Burgundy

Jonathan Hyde

as Earl of Kent

Frances Barber

as Goneril

William Gaunt

as Earl of Gloucester

International Releases Dates

United Kingdom 06 August 2008

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