This one-off contemporary TV movie version of King Lear boasts an impressive ensemble cast led by Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson, and including Emily Watson, Florence Pugh, Christopher Eccleston, Jim Broadbent and Jim Carter.
Set in the fictional present, King Lear sets Hopkins as the eponymous ruler, presiding over a totalitarian military dictatorship in England. Thompson stars as his eldest daughter Goneril with Watson as the middle daughter Regan, and Pugh as the youngest Cordelia.
King Lear is a one-off drama broadcast on BBC 2 on 28th May 2018. It is produced by Playground and Sonia Friedman Productions in association with Lemaise Pictures Limited, with Great Point Media selling internationally
Director: Richard Eyre
Writers : Richard Eyre (adapted by), William Shakespeare (based on a play by)
Cast : Jim Broadbent, Jim Carter, Emily Watson, Florence Pugh, Emma Thompson and Anthony Hopkins