Episode Info

A Royal Shakespeare Company production of Shakespeare's "King Lear," about a monarch (Ian McKellen) whose plan to split his kingdom among his daughters (Frances Barber, Monica Dolan and Romola Garai) leads to tragedy. Earl of Gloucester: William Gaunt. Edmund: Philip Winchester. Lear's Fool: Sylvester McCoy.


Ian McKellen
as King Lear
Romola Garai
as Cordelia
Frances Barber
as Goneril
David Weston
as Gentleman
Jonathan Hyde
as Earl of Kent
Sylvester McCoy
as Lear's Fool
Julian Harries
as Duke of Albany
Peter Hinton
as Duke of Burgundy/Captain
William Gaunt
as Earl of Gloucester
Zoe Boyle
as Lady in Waiting
Melanie Jessop
as Second Gloucester Servant
Ben Addis
as King of France
Russell Byrne
as First Gloucester Servant/Doctor
Keiran Bew
as Soldier
Adam Booth
as Knight/Servant
Guy Williams
as Duke of Cornwall
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