National Theatre Live: King Lear (2014)

An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Simon Russell Beale, whose recent appearances at the National include Timon of Athens and Collaborators, takes the title role in Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Directing:
  • Sam Mendes
  • Robin Lough

Writing:
  • William Shakespeare

Stars:
Release Date: 2014-05-01
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  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 205
Adrian Scarborough
Adrian Scarbo...
The Fool
Kate Fleetwood
Kate Fleetwoo...
Goneril
Anna Maxwell Martin
Anna Maxwell...
Regan
Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell...
Lear, King of Britain
Olivia Vinall
Olivia Vinall
Cordelia
Sam Troughton
Sam Troughton
Edmund
Tom Brooke
Tom Brooke
Edgar
Stephen Boxer
Stephen Boxer
The Earl of Gloucester
Richard Clothier
Richard Cloth...
The Duke of Albany
Michael Nardone
Michael Nardo...
The Duke of Cornwall
Stanley Townsend
Stanley Towns...
The Earl of Kent
Simon Manyonda
Simon Manyond...
Oswald
Paapa Essiedu
Paapa Essiedu
The Duke of Burgundy
Colin Haigh
Colin Haigh
Old Man
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