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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

King Lear (1998, Richard Eyre)

TitleKing Lear
Year1998
Release LocationsUK
DirectorRichard Eyre
MediumColor video
Length2 hrs, 30 mins
Play ConnectionsKing Lear (interpretation)

Cast Overview

King LearIan Holm
GonerilBarbara Flynn
ReganAmanda Redman
FoolMichael Bryant
CordeliaVictoria Hamilton
FranceAdrian Irvine
BurgundyNicholas Bailey
CornwallMichael Simkins
AlbanyDavid Lyon
KentDavid Burke
GloucesterTimothy West
EdgarPaul Rhys
EdmundFinbar Lynch
Old ManHarry Jones
OswaldWilliam Osborne
CaptainPaul Benzing
Lear's KnightMartin Chamberlain
MessengerJames Kerr

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorRichard Eyre
ProducerSue Birtwistle
Executive Producer (BBC)Simon Curtis
Executive Producer (WGBH)Rebecca Eaton
Production ExecutiveJane Hawley
Co-ProducerJoy Spink
Production DesignerBob Crowley
EditorKen Pearce
Screenplay AdaptationRichard Eyre
Costume SupervisorRos Ward
MusicDominic Muldowney
Director of PhotographyRoger Pratt
Supervising Art DirectorAndrew Sanders
Art DirectorFrank Walsh

Production information courtesy of: Tanya Gough