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Cast & creative team

Characters

  • Edgar
    Paul Rhys
  • Edmund
    Finbar Lynch
  • Gloucester
    Timothy West
  • Kent
    David Burke
  • Goneril
    Barbara Flynn
  • Regan
    Amanda Redman
  • Cordelia
    Victoria Hamilton
  • Albany
    David Lyon
  • Cornwall
    Michael Simkins
  • Lear
    Ian Holm
  • Lear's Knight
    Martin Chamberlain
  • France
    Adrian Irvine
  • Burgundy
    Nicholas R. Bailey
  • Oswald
    William Osborne
  • Fool
    Michael Bryant
  • Old Man
    Harry Jones
  • Messenger
    James E. Kerr
  • Captain
    Paul Benzing

Team

  • William Shakespeare
    Writer
  • Richard Eyre
    Director
  • Richard Eyre
    Adaptation
  • Sue Birtwistle
    Producer
  • Simon Curtis
    Executive Producer: BBC
  • Rebecca Eaton
    Executive Producer: WGBH
  • Dominic Muldowney
    Music
  • Roger Pratt
    Cinematography
  • Ken Pearce
    Film Editing
  • Bob Crowley
    Production Design
  • Andrew Sanders
    Supervising art director
  • Stevie Hall
    Make-Up Designer