Magazine article Screen International

First Look at Anthony Hopkins, Florence Pugh in BBC's 'King Lear'

Magazine article Screen International

First Look at Anthony Hopkins, Florence Pugh in BBC's 'King Lear'

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The adaptation by BAFTA-winning director Richard Eyre premieres this spring.

‘King Lear’

The first image from BBC Two’s King Lear, directed by Richard Eyre (Notes On A Scandal), has been revealed, showing Anthony Hopkins’ Lear embracing his youngest daughter Cordelia (Florence Pugh).

This contemporary version of Shakespeare’s play will have the eponymous monarch controlling a totalitarian military dictatorship in England. …

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