Review: Kenneth Branagh’s King Lear – ‘reason falling away, like a music box winding down’

For any actor with heavyweight pretensions, especially British actors with theatrical pedigree, Lear is one of the big characters. Michael Billington describes the role as “a theatrical Everest”, and most of the major names have left their versions: John Gielgud (1931), Laurence Olivier (1946), Paul Scofield (1962), Ian McKellen (2007), Don Warrington (2016) and Antony […]