Films by Harold Pinter
The Tragedy of King Lear 2000
Tim Roth

Not yet filmed

Based on the play by William Shakespeare

Screenplay by Harold Pinter not yet published


Actor-turned-director Roth is planning a film version of King Lear. 'This is a very hefty piece, to say the least, and I'm not interested in a bunch of people standing around a castle talking,' he told the Independent on Sunday in February, 2000.' What Harold Pinter will do is rearrange, cut and then turn it from a stage piece into cinema.' Roth is working with Dixie Linder, the producer of his directorial debut about incest, The War Zone.

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