About This Clip
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. Additional details can be found on Wikipedia.
Ian McKellen … King Lear
William Gaunt … Earl of Gloucester
Philip Winchester … Edmund
Ben Meyjes … Edgar
Frances Barber … Goneril
Monica Dolan … Regan
Romola Garai … Cordelia
Sylvester McCoy … Fool
Jonathan Hyde … Earl of Kent
Guy Williams … Duke of Cornwall
Julian Harries … Duke of Albany
John Heffernan … Oswald
Russell Byrne … First Gloucester Servant / Doctor
David Weston … A Gentleman
Peter Hinton … Duke of Burgundy
For full credits, see IMDB listing.
More information available at RSC Performance Database.