STARZ’s The Dresser Featuring Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen

The Dresser

STARZ, in partnership with the BBC, have today released the first key art for their upcoming telefilm, The Dresser. It is the first time Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen will appear on the screen together.

The Dresser is directed by Richard Eyre and stars Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen.

The story is set one fateful night in a small regional theatre during World War II as a troupe of touring actors stage a production of Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” Bombs are falling, sirens are wailing, the curtain is up in an hour but the actor/manager Sir who is playing Lear is nowhere to be seen.

The Dresser also casts Emily Watson as “Her Ladyship” and Sarah Lancashire as stage manager “Madge.” Also in the cast are Vanessa Kirby as “Irene,” Edward Fox as “Thornton,” Tom Brooke as “Oxenby/Edmond,” John Ashton as “Gloucester,” Ian Conningham as “Kent,” Annalisa Rossi as “Goneril,” Helen Bradbury as “Regan,” Carl Sanderson as “Cornwall,” Matthew Cottle as “Albany” and Martin Chamberlain as “Gentleman.”

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