About the film
england kidnapping murder king
Release Date: December 29, 1995
|Slogan||:||«I can smile, and murder while I smile»|
|Production Companies||:||United Artists, British Screen, First Look Pictures, Mayfair Entertainment International, Bayly/Paré Productions|
|Producers||:||Irene Lamb, Ian McKellen, David Lascelles, Grainne Marmion, Mary Richards, Stephen Bayly, Ellen Dinerman Little, Erica Bensly, Lisa Katselas, Michele Tandy, Ken Holt, Maria Apodiacos|
|Writers||:||Ian McKellen, William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, Richard Eyre, Richard Eyre, Richard Loncraine|
A murderous lust for the British throne sees Richard III 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. When the Duke of Buckingham deserts him, Richard's plans are compromised.