Richard III (1996)

Genre:  Drama, Other, War
Running Time:  104 min.
Release Date: January 19, 1996

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Cast: Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent, Robert Downey Jr., Nigel Hawthorne, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, John Wood


In the turbulent 1930s, the Civil War ends with the assassination of the king. The victorious King Edward has three children by his American-born wife, Queen Elizabeth. The throne seems secure for generations to come. Enter King Edward's youngest brother, the charismatic commander-in-chief, Richard Gloucester. Richard is a hunch-back, with a useless left arm and a limp. As a fighting soldier, he has conquered his disabilities through determination and good humour. Now Richard turns his ambitions to civilian life, with disastrous results for his family and for the country.

Director: Richard Loncraine
Studio: United Artists Films
Producer(s): Stephen Bayly, Lisa Katselas Paré
Screenplay: Richard Loncraine, Ian McKellen

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