Ian McKellen King Lear Arrives on DVD April 21

News   Ian McKellen King Lear Arrives on DVD April 21 The recent Royal Shakespeare Company production of King Lear, which eventually played the Brooklyn Academy of Music and made its U.S. television debut March 25, arrives in stores in a DVD format from PBS Home Video on April 21.
Ian McKellen stars as King Lear at BAM.
Ian McKellen stars as King Lear at BAM. Photo by Manuel Harlan

Tony and Olivier winner Ian McKellen stars in the title role under the direction of Trevor Nunn. Joining McKellen are RSC company members Ben Addis, Frances Barber, Adam Booth, Zoe Boyle, Russell Byrne, Naomi Capron, Monica Dolan, Romola Garai, William Gaunt, Richard Goulding, Julian Harries, John Heffernan, Peter Hinton, Jonathan Hyde, Melanie Jessop, Gerald Kyd, Seymour Matthews, Sylvester McCoy, Ian McKellen, Ben Meyjes, David Weston, Guy Williams and Philip Winchester. The production was co-directed for television by Sir Trevor Nunn and Chris Hunt.

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