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King Lear: Full Performance

Arguably the finest Shakespearean actor of his generation, Ian McKellen recreates his recent stage performance of the tragic monarch in a special television adaptation. Directed by Trevor Nunn, the telecast includes nearly all the original cast members of the sold-out Royal Shakespeare Company production that premiered in Stratford-Upon-Avon in April 2007. Sir Ian McKellan received an Emmy nomination for Best Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie in 2009.

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