Cast of
King Lear

About King Lear

  • Released on August 06, 2008
  • Drama

King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly flatter the old man in return for favor, he banishes her and turns for support to his remaining daughters. But Goneril and Regan have no love for him and instead plot to take all his power from him. In a parallel, Lear's loyal courtier Gloucester favors his illegitimate son Edmund after being told lies about his faithful son Edgar. Madness and tragedy befall both ill-starred fathers.

Full Cast of King Lear

Ian McKellen
plays King Lear

Ian McKellen as King Lear

Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier ...

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Romola Garai
plays Cordelia

Monica Dolan
plays Regan

Monica Dolan as Regan

Monica Dolan is a BAFTA and Olivier Award winning actor whose work spans television, film and stage. Monica was born ...

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Sylvester McCoy
plays The Fool

Philip Winchester
plays Edmund

Peter Hinton
plays Duke of Burgundy

Jonathan Hyde
plays Earl of Kent

Jonathan Hyde as Earl of Kent

Jonathan Hyde (born 21 May 1948) is an Australian-born English actor, well known for his roles as J. Bruce Ismay, the...

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Frances Barber
plays Goneril

Frances Barber as Goneril

Frances Barber was born on May 13, 1958 and is currently 66 years old.

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William Gaunt
plays Earl of Gloucester

Crew of King Lear

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