Richard III Poster

Release Date: August 4th, 2008

DVD Release Date: February 24th, 2004

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
Having helped his brother King Edward IV (Cedric Hardwicke) take the throne of England, the jealous hunchback Richard, Duke of York (Laurence Olivier), plots to seize power for himself. Masterfully deceiving and plotting against nearly everyone in the royal court, including his eventual wife, Lady Anne (Claire Bloom), and his brother George, Duke of Clarence (John Gielgud), Richard orchestrates a bloody rise to power before finding all his gains jeopardized by those he betrayed.

Cast: Laurence Olivier, Claire Bloom, Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Mary Kerridge, Pamela Brown, Alec Clunes

Director: Laurence Olivier

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: London Film Productions

Keywords: Fall, England, Family, Deception, Soldier, Murder, Brooding, Rise


Winner Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1956)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language