preview of Ian McKellen as King Lear

This film of the multi-award-winning production of King Lear by the Royal Shakespeare Company was itself nominated for an Emmy. Filmed over several weeks in Pinewood Studios, and directed by Chris Hunt and the play’s stage director Trevor Nunn, it captured a tour de force performance by Ian McKellen in the title role.



King Lear

Nunn, Trevor 2007

King Lear is a 2008 television film based on the William Shakespeare play of the same name, directed by Trevor Nunn. It was broadcast on More4 in the UK on Christmas Day, and shown on PBS’ Great Performances in the United States in March 2009. The production was filmed mainly at Pinewood Studios in England. Read More