KING LEAR (1983)

UK / ITV – Granada / 1×158 m-e / 3 April 1983

Writer: William Shakespeare / Music: Gordon Crosse / Producer: David Plowright / Director: Michael Elliott

Period drama. The frail and elderly King Lear has plans for his three daughters.

Cast: Laurence Olivier (King Lear), Colin Blakely (Kent), Anna Calder-Marshall (Cordelia), John Hurt (Fool), Jeremy Kemp (Cornwall), Robert Lang (Albany), Robert Lindsay (Edmund), Leo McKern (Gloucester), Diana Rigg (Regan), David Threlfall (Edgar), Dorothy Tutin (Goneril), Brian Cox (Burgundy), Edward Petherbridge (King of France), Geoffrey Bateman (Oswald), John Cording (Lear’s Knight), Benny Young (Cornwall’s Servant), Esmond Knight (Old Man), Ian Ruskin (Edmund’s Officer), Paul Curran (Doctor), Ronald Forfar (First Officer), Harry Walker (Second Officer)