King of Texas
|King of Texas|
|Written by||William Shakespeare (play)
|Directed by||Uli Edel|
Marcia Gay Harden
|Theme music composer||John Altman|
|Country of origin||United States|
Guillermo Rosas
|Running time||95 minutes|
The film takes the plot of William Shakespeare's King Lear and places it in the Republic of Texas during the 19th century. Stewart stars as John Lear, a wealthy cattle baron and analog to King Lear. In the story, Lear divides his property among his daughters, only to be rejected by them once they have it.
- Patrick Stewart as John Lear
- Marcia Gay Harden as Mrs. Susannah Lear Tumlinson
- Lauren Holly as Mrs. Rebecca Lear Highsmith
- Roy Scheider as Henry Westover
- David Alan Grier as Rip
- Colm Meaney as Mr. Tumlinson
- Patrick Bergin as Mr. Highsmith
- Matt Letscher as Emmett Westover
- Liam Waite as Thomas Westover
- Steven Bauer as Menchaca
- Julie Cox as Claudia Lear
- Richard Lineback as Warnell
Awards and nominations
- Nominated, Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television - Patrick Stewart
- Nominated, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television - Roy Scheider
- Nominated, Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television - Marcia Gay Harden
Western Heritage Awards
- Won, Best Television Feature Film
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