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Richard III , with Ian McKellen (1995)

The classic William Shakespeare play is reimagined with the world of WWII marrying a British monarchy. The rebel York family fights to put eldest son Edward (John Wood) onto the throne. His army is led by his youngest brother Richard (Ian McKellen) of Gloucester. After winning the war, Richard maneuvers his older brother Clarence into the Tower. Then he woos Lady Anne (Kristin Scott Thomas) after killing her husband and her father during the war. Edward is ill and Richard spreads the rumor that Queen Elizabeth (Annette Bening) is the one who had Clarence killed. He schemes to take out anyone on his quest for the throne.

Director    Richard Loncraine

Stars  Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Maggie Smith, Robert Downey Jr., Jim Carter, Jim Broadbent, Dominic West.

Nominated for two Oscars: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration and Best Costume Design.
Sir Ian McKellen cites this movie as his proudest accomplishment because, apart from having played the title character many times on-stage, he organized the funding, executively produced, and co-wrote the screenplay for this movie adaptation.
Sir Ian McKellen enjoyed acting with Robert Downey Jr. in Restoration (1995), and asked him to play the part of Lord Rivers, expecting him to turn the role down as too small. To McKellen's surprise, Downey immediately cleared his diary, and took the part.
Sir Ian McKellen made Queen Elizabeth an American, because this way, she and her family could be seen as social climbers, from commoners to royalties.

Subs: English & Portuguese

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/VMn91JLoN3o

Copyright owner is blocking the movie Austria, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland

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