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King Lear (1998)

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Adaptation of Shakespeare's play.

Director: Richard Eyre

Release Date: 1998-03-21
Status: Released
Run time: 150 min / 2:30
Release Date: 1998-03-21
Status: Released
Run time: 150 min / 2:30

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Ian Holm
as King Lear
Amanda Redman
as Regan
Barbara Flynn
as Goneril
Victoria Hamilton
as Cordelia
Timothy West
as Gloucester
Paul Rhys
as Edgar
Finbar Lynch
as Edmund
David Burke
as Kent
Michael Bryant
as Fool


Directing Richard Eyre Director
Writing William Shakespeare Writer

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