The Dresser
The Dresser

Release Date

Sep 17, 2010

2010

The Dresser

Drama

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Synopsis

One fateful night in a small English regional theatre during World War II a troupe of touring actors stage a production of Shakespeares 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. His dresser Norman must scramble to keep the production alive but will Sir turn up in time and if he does will he be able to perform that night? The Dresser is a wickedly funny and deeply moving story of friendship and loyalty as Sir reflects on his lifelong accomplishments and seeks to reconcile his turbulent friendships with those in his employ before the final curtain.

Cast

Norman

Ian McKellen

Norman

Sir

Anthony Hopkins

Sir

Her Ladyship

Emily Watson

Her Ladyship

Irene

Vanessa Kirby

Irene

Madge

Sarah Lancashire

Madge

Thornton

Edward Fox

Thornton

Oxenby/Edmond

Tom Brooke

Oxenby/Edmond

Albany

Matthew Cottle

Albany

Kent

Ian Conningham

Kent

Regan

Helen Bradbury

Regan

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