King Lear (4K UHD)

Watch King Lear (4K UHD)

  • TV-14
  • 2018
  • 1 Season
  • 6.2  (4,273)

In the 2018 production of King Lear from Amazon Studios, the legendary Anthony Hopkins portrays the titular role while Emma Thompson portrays his eldest daughter, Goneril. The film is presented in stunning 4K UHD quality, bringing the bleak and tumultuous world of the play to life like never before.

The story of King Lear follows the gradual downfall of its eponymous character as he descends into madness and misery. The play is renowned for its themes of familial betrayal, power struggles, and existential questions about the nature of human suffering.

Anthony Hopkins's performance as King Lear is nothing short of masterful. He expertly navigates the character's journey from a proud and powerful monarch to a frail and broken old man. Hopkins's portrayal captures Lear's desperation, rage, and grief with a rawness that is both powerful and heart-wrenching.

Meanwhile, Emma Thompson plays Goneril, the eldest of Lear's three daughters who, along with her sister Regan, betrays their father in order to gain power and influence for themselves. Thompson imbues her character with a sense of cunning and ambition that is both captivating and disturbing.

The supporting cast of King Lear is equally impressive. Emily Watson gives a stirring performance as Regan, and Jim Broadbent shines in the role of the Earl of Gloucester.

One of the most impressive aspects of this production is its visual design. The film's 4K UHD presentation makes every scene feel rich and immersive, with every detail, from the elaborate costumes to the intricate set design, rendered with stunning clarity. The film's cinematography is also noteworthy, with sweeping shots of the rugged English countryside and breathtaking shots of King Lear's crumbling castle.

In addition to its stunning visuals, this production of King Lear also boasts an impressive score. Composed by Anne Dudley, the score is both haunting and majestic, perfectly capturing the intense emotions and tragic themes of Shakespeare's play.

Overall, the 2018 production of King Lear from Amazon Studios is a must-see for fans of Shakespeare, Anthony Hopkins, and Emma Thompson alike. With its masterful performances, stunning visuals, and evocative score, this adaptation captures the essence of one of the Bard's most beloved works.

King Lear (4K UHD) is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (14 episodes). The series first aired on September 28, 2018.

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Battle Field. British Camp
15. Battle Field. British Camp
January 1, 2018
The evildoers fight among themselves. Edgar appears and challenges Edmund to mortal combat. Goneril poisons Regan and after Edmund is wounded fatally kills herself. Kent wants to bid Lear good night. Suddenly they see him in the distance carrying the dead Cordelia, utterly heartbroken.
British Camp
14. British Camp
January 1, 2018
After assuring Regan he loves her, Edmund and Goneril plot to kill Albany and marry. The British army defeats the French in battle. Edgar takes Gloucester to a safe haven. Lear and Cordelia are taken prisoner. Edmund tells his captain to murder them.
Cordelia's Tent
13. Cordelia's Tent
January 1, 2018
Lear is brought to Cordelia's tent. After a short respite, he is awakened. Though at first lost in confusion and shame, he finally recognizes Cordelia and they are reunited. To Kent's grief, Lear still does not recognize him fully.
Fields Near Dover
12. Fields Near Dover
January 1, 2018
Staged by Edgar, Gloucester survives a suicide attempt. Lear appears, totally mad. After a grotesque, frightening scene he runs off pursued by Cordelia's search party. Oswald tries to kill Gloucester, Edgar kills him and then finds Goneril's note to Edmund.
French Camp. Gloucester's Castle
11. French Camp. Gloucester's Castle
January 1, 2018
Kent hears Cordelia has arrived with an army. Learning Lear is at Dover in a state of madness, she orders a search for him. Oswald defies Regan's demand to read Goneril's letter to Edmund. She orders her guard to kill him but he escapes.
Heath. Albany's Palace
10. Heath. Albany's Palace
January 1, 2018
Edgar, in disguise, comes upon his blind father, who wants to die. Now intimate, Goneril and Edmund plot Albany's demise. During a brutal confrontation between Goneril and Albany a messenger tells of Gloucester's blinding and Cornwall's death.
Gloucester's Castle. Farmhouse. Gloucester's Castle
9. Gloucester's Castle. Farmhouse. Gloucester's Castle
January 1, 2018
Edmund betrays Gloucester. Lear, in his madness, puts Regan and Goneril on trial for their brutal behavior. Gloucester is captured and endures Cornwall's revenge.
Gloucester's Castle. Heath
8. Gloucester's Castle. Heath
January 1, 2018
Gloucester mistakenly confides to Edmund his support for Lear. In the storm Lear, Kent and Fool find Edgar disguised as a madman. Lear's mind finally cracks and he befriends Edgar as a soul brother. Amidst their ranting and raving Gloucester arrives to give them shelter.
A Heath
7. A Heath
January 1, 2018
Kent, having lost Lear in the storm, searches desperately for him. Lear, halfway to insanity, rails against nature, himself and all of mankind. Kent finally convinces Lear to seek shelter against the fiercest storm he has ever seen.
Gloucester's Courtyard. A Wood.
5. Gloucester's Courtyard. A Wood.
January 1, 2018
Kent, serving Lear in disguise, arrives at Gloucester's. Seeing Oswald, he is enraged and tries to kill him. Stopped by Cornwall and protesting vehemently, he is put in the stocks. Edgar, fleeing for his life, decides to become a beggar in disguise.
The Duke of Albany's Palace
3. The Duke of Albany's Palace
January 1, 2018
Goneril decides the time is ripe to destroy her father's remaining power. Lear reacts violently, precipitating the battle she wants. Storming out to take refuge with Regan, he begins to understand how he wronged Cordelia, his youngest daughter.
The Earl of Gloucester's Castle
2. The Earl of Gloucester's Castle
January 1, 2018
Failing to secure his fortune on the road, Edmund intends to steal his brother Edgar's inheritance and usurp his father Gloucester's authority, killing both if necessary.
King Lear
1. King Lear
September 28, 2018
Set in the fictional present and starring Anthony Hopkins, the 80 year-old King Lear divides his kingdom among his daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cordelia, according to their affection for him.
King Lear
1. King Lear
September 28, 2018
Set in the fictional present and starring Anthony Hopkins, the 80 year-old King Lear divides his kingdom among his daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cordelia, according to their affection for him.
Where to Watch King Lear (4K UHD)
King Lear (4K UHD) is available for streaming on the Amazon Studios website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch King Lear (4K UHD) on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    September 28, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (4,273)