King Lear Movie Review 1982

Information and Film Reviews for King Lear the Movie

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The deluded Lear commands each of his three daughters to give a testimony of her love before he proportions out his realm. When loyal Cordelia offers the simplest and most heartfelt reply, she is banished and Lear himself will soon descend into madness. Part of the "Shakespeare Plays" series.


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Available on VHS
Running time 185 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Michael Hordern, Anton Lesser, John Shrapnel, Brenda Blethyn, Penelope Wilton, Michael Kitchen, Frank Middlemass, Norman Rodway, John Grillo, Gillian Barge, John Bird, Julian Curry, David Weston
Cedric Messina, Dr. Jonathan Miller, BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)

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