King Lear BBC Trailer with Anthony Hopkins

The BBC have just released this official trailer video for their 2018 television adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear.

What date and time is King Lear on BBC Two?

With a running time of just under 2 hours, this feature length drama is scheduled to start at 9:30pm on Bank Holiday Monday 28 May on BBC2.

King Lear BBC Cast

The cast line-up is headed by Sir Anthony Hopkins as Lear, with other key actors and roles including Emma Thompson as Goneril, Christopher Eccleston playing Oswald, Emily Watson as Regan, Tobias Menzies playing the Duke of Cornwall, Jim Broadbent as the Earl of Gloucester and Jim Carter as the Earl of Kent.