Ian Holm "touches greatness" (The New York Times) in this new adaptation of Shakespeare's most sublime and difficult role: the aging monarch who foolishly divides his kingdom between two ruthless daughters, while banishing his youngest and most loving child.
Directed by Richard Eyre, the 1997 London production has been creatively restaged for television, capturing an ensemble performance that is widely considered the finest King Lear of 1990s, with a star who bears comparison to the greatest Lears of all time. The performance earned Holm the 1998 Olivier Award for Best Actor.
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