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A sleazy Hollywood agent tricks one of his clients, a faded action star, into playing King Lear in an amateur charity production in England.
They wished for a star, then wished they hadn't.
19 December 2008 (UK)
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Opening Weekend: £91,156
21 December 2008, Limited Release
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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reportedly had significant difficulty learning his lines (especially the Shakespeare) throughout shooting. A number of the scenes from 'King Lear' needed idiot boards in the wings, though despite this, Reynolds was less than accurate much of the time. Imelda Staunton
on more than one occasion made her frustration with this quite vocally known, and some of the lines used in the film differ quite greatly from the original play-scripts. See more
Do you deliberately set out to offend people?
No, it just comes natural.
[smiles and greets a good looking young woman passing them in the street
[under her breath
Except when they are pretty blondes.
The end credits for the main cast appear one at a time as the actors in the play take their curtain call and bow to the audience in the theatre or, alternatively, in twos as they're sitting in the audience, applauding. See more
Still in the Game
Music by Christian Henson
& Caroline Lost
Lyrics by Caroline Lost
Performed by Caroline Lost See more
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