King Richard III Movies & Media Adaptations

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Richard III. London Film Productions, Ltd., 1955.

Critically acclaimed motion picture version of the history play, featuring Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, and Claire Bloom. The film was produced and directed by Laurence Olivier. Distributed on video by Embassy Home Entertainment, 1985. 138 minutes.

Richard III. International Film Bureau, 1974.

Covers two scenes from the play-Richard's "winter of our discontent" soliloquy and his wooing of Lady Anne. Distributed by International Film Bureau, Inc. 12 minutes.

Richard III. BBC, Time-Life Television, 1982. Televised performance of the history play, part of the "Shakespeare Plays" series Distributed by Time-Life Video. 228 minutes.

Richard III. MGM/UA, 1996.

Motion picture set in an imaginary England dUring the 1930s, capturing the political atmosphere-one of instability and tyranny-of the time period. Ian McKellen, who wrote the screenplay, plays Richard III. The film also stars Annette Bening as Queen Elizabeth, Jim Broadbent as Buckingham, Robert Downey, Jr. as Rivers, Nigel Hawthorne as Clarence, Kristin...

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