Richard III Poster

Release Date: 1996

DVD Release Date: March 28th, 2000

R|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
A murderous lust for the British throne sees Richard III (Ian McKellen) descend into madness. Though the setting is transposed to the 1930s, England is torn by civil war, split between the rivaling houses of York and Lancaster. Richard aspires to a fascist dictatorship, but must first remove the obstacles to his ascension -- among them his brother, his nephews and his brother's wife (Annette Bening). When the Duke of Buckingham (Jim Broadbent) deserts him, Richard's plans are compromised.

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

Director: Richard Loncraine

Genres: Drama

Production Co: United Artists, Mayfair Entertainment International, British Screen Productions

Keywords: Temptation, Fall, England, Rivalry, 1930s, Murder, Dark

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Awards

Winner Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Winner Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)