|King of Texas|
|Based on||King Lear|
by William Shakespeare
|Screenplay by||Stephen Harrigan|
|Directed by||Uli Edel|
Marcia Gay Harden
|Theme music composer||John Altman|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||95 minutes|
|Production companies||Milk & Honey Pictures|
Flying Freehold Productions
TNT Original Productions
The film takes the plot of William Shakespeare's King Lear and places it in the Republic of Texas during the 19th century. Patrick Stewart stars as John Lear, a wealthy cattle baron and analog to King Lear. In the story, Lear divides his property among his daughters, only to be rejected by the eldest two of them once they have it.
- Patrick Stewart as John Lear (King Lear)
- Marcia Gay Harden as Mrs. Susannah Lear Tumlinson (Goneril)
- Lauren Holly as Mrs. Rebecca Lear Highsmith (Regan)
- Roy Scheider as Henry Westover (Earl of Gloucester)
- David Alan Grier as Rip (amalgam of Earl "Caius" of Kent and The Fool)
- Colm Meaney as Henry Tumlinson (Duke of Albany)
- Patrick Bergin as Mr. Highsmith (Duke of Cornwall)
- Matt Letscher as Emmett Westover (Edmund of Gloucester)
- Liam Waite as Thomas Westover (Edgar of Gloucester)
- Steven Bauer as Menchaca (King of France)
- Julie Cox as Claudia Lear (Cordelia)
- Richard Lineback as Warnell (Oswald)
- Roger Cudney as Smithwick
Awards and nominations
- Nominated, Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television - Patrick Stewart
- Nominated, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television - Roy Scheider
- Nominated, Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television - Marcia Gay Harden
Western Heritage Awards
- Won, Best Television Feature Film
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