Richard III

Richard III
  • 1995
  • UK, US
  • 1h 44min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Richard Loncraine
  • Cast: Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent

Ian McKellen takes his most famous stage role to the screen in this historical story of a murderous king.

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Director: Richard Loncraine

Cast: Ian McKellan, Annette Bening, Robert Downey Jr

Marking 400 years since the death of Shakespeare,* *Richard III***** *will return to cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 28 April as a one-day event cinema release, BFI Presents: Richard III.

Working with the BFI, Park Circus will present a new 2K restoration of the classic adaptation preceded by an exclusive documentary and followed by a post-film discussion with its screenwriter and star, Ian McKellen, and its director, Richard Loncraine, broadcast live from BFI Southbank.

It is the 1930s, and a long and bloody civil war has divided the nation as two powerful families battle for the crown. The end of the war comes suddenly when the reigning King and his heir are killed by the Commander-in-Chief of the York faction, Richard of Gloucester.

Richard’s elder brother, Edward, takes the throne, establishing a shaky peace over the nation. But Richard, shunning the dreary calm of peacetime, turns his attention to a new, private war within the House of York. Brother to a sickly King and Lord Protector to a vulnerable young heir, he sets in motion a murderous plot to divide his family, eliminate his rivals and usurp the throne.

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