King Lear (2008 TV film)
|Distributed by||Channel 4
|Directed by||Trevor Nunn|
|Produced by||Paul Wheeler|
|Written by||William Shakespeare|
|Release date||26 December 2008|
|Running time||150 minutes|
King Lear is a 2008 television film based on the William Shakespeare play of the same name, directed by Trevor Nunn. It was broadcast on More4 in the UK on Christmas Day, and shown on PBS' Great Performances in the United States in March 2009. The production was filmed mainly at Pinewood Studios in England.
It features the same cast and director as the recent RSC production, and started filming only a few days after the final performance at the New London Theatre, at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire. The film has already been released on DVD in the UK and was released in the US on 21 April 2009. It was shown on Channel 4 on 26 December 2008, as well as being broadcast on PBS in 2009 and a number of other TV stations internationally, including NHK Japan.
Cast & Crew
The following cast and crew lists is confirmed on IMDb; in all probability minor roles will be played by the same cast as the RSC production
King Lear started filming only a few days after the final stage performance on 12 January 2008. Filming at Pinewood Studios lasted for around a month.
- King Lear - Original Production History