King Charles III Reviews

June 28, 2017
Surely the boldest BBC show of the year.
May 15, 2017
By turns bouncy, melancholy, arrogant and sore betrayed, the face little resembles that of Charles but, somehow, within its planes, there is conveyed the selfsame sense of insane privilege, niggling grievance and open, misunderstood humanity.
May 15, 2017
If King Charles III never quite escapes its ruling conceit, it nevertheless makes for a pleasurable experience.
May 12, 2017
It all feels a bit unfair to the real-life counterparts. And then King Charles III makes a fascinating pivot.
May 11, 2017
The movie, like the Broadway show, is performed as a Shakespearean history play. The dialogue is spoken in verse, the scenes are rapid and punchy, and the actors are top-notch.
May 11, 2017
A perfect 90 minutes of television.
May 11, 2017
Perhaps this majestic, unmissable drama will send new audiences back to the source for meaningful encounters with Lear, Lady M, Brutus, Prince Hal and other forebears.
May 11, 2017
The late, brilliant Tim Pigott-Smith is mesmerising as Charles. It's not an impression, thankfully, nor was the actor made up to look like him (that would have been tiresome), but an interpretation of character.
May 8, 2017
Bartlett's use of blank verse, with the occasional exquisitely composed soliloquy, is also a masterstroke, injecting the drama with depth and humour through tantalising nods to Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth and Henry IV.