King Lear (1983) - Rotten Tomatoes

King Lear (1983)





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Shakespeare's tragedy, made for British television, is given a full-blooded rendition here with the great Laurence Olivier in the title role and a stellar cast to support him, in the tale of a king torn apart by the ambition and treachery within his family and by his own pride. ~ Mark Hockley, Rovi


John Cording
as Lear's Knight
Brian Cox
as Burgundy
John Hurt
as The Fool
Jeremy Kemp
as Cornwall
Leo McKern
as Gloucester
Harry Walker Staff
as Second Officer
Benny Young
as Cornwall's Servant
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Critic Reviews for King Lear

All Critics (1)

Esta produção para a tevê americana tem péssima transferência de imagem e se beneficia apenas da tour de force de Olivier. No entanto, é longa e cansativa demais.

July 25, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for King Lear


All the actresses are brilliant and the play is well filmed but it would all be for naught if not for Olivier's astounding performance.

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