King Lear with Anthony Hopkins

 BBC SETS DATE FOR ‘KING LEAR’
WITH ANTHONY HOPKINS, EMMA THOMPSON, EMILY WATSON!
Anthony Hopkins’ TV movie KING LEAR which will air on BBC Two Monday 28th May! You can check out the trailer below the post!
THE BURDEN OF BEING A KING

Set in the fictional present, the 80 year old King Lear (Anthony Hopkins) divides his kingdom among his daughters, Goneril (Emma Thompson), Regan (Emily Watson) and Cordelia (Florence Pugh) – according to their

The new adaptation was directed by Richard Eyre!

affection for him. Cordelia refuses to flatter him, so he banishes her. Having acquired power, Goneril and Regan expel their father from their homes. At the

Hopkins was mistaken for a homeless man during the shooting

same time, Lear’s prime minister, Gloucester (Jim Broadbent), is betrayed by his son Edmund (John Macmillan) and his other son, Edgar (Andrew

Tobias Menzies is also the part of the stunningly stellar cast

Scott), is forced to go into hiding. Lear becomes mad, Gloucester is blinded: both the kingdom and the family descend into chaos and warfare.