King Lear 49 years old

When England's aging King Lear renounces his throne to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, treachery, madness and murder soon follow. After banishing Cordelia, his most loyal daughter, Lear is betrayed and cast out by her elder sisters Regan and Goneril. Meanwhile, evil brews at the Gloucester castle as Edgar falls victim to his brother's deception. As battle lines are drawn and backs are stabbed, Lear rages against a fearsome storm. Can a man undo his wrongs? Will Cordelia be saved? Or will the wheels of fate crush all in its way?


King Lear Cast

Name Character
Patrick Mower He was 36, now 85 years old as Edmund
Patrick Magee He was 52, 60 years old when he died as King Lear
Ann Lynn She was 41, now 91 years old as Regan
Ronald Radd He was 45, 47 years old when he died as Gloucester
Robert Coleby He was 27, now 77 years old as Edgar
Beth Harris She was 39, 76 years old when she died as Goneril
Ray Smith He was 39, 57 years old when he died as Kent
Philip Brack as Albany

King Lear Crew

Name Department
William Shakespeare as Writer. He was 410 (51) years old when He died Writing
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King Lear (49 years)

  • Release day: Tuesday, September 24, 1974
  • Runtime: 156 minutes