"The critically-acclaimed production also featured Philip Whitchurch, who appeared in The Bill and My Hero, and former Emmerdale actor Wil Johnson.I'd add the usual grumble about why this isn't on BBC Two on a Sunday night, but since I barely watch linear television at all now it hardly matters.
"The film has been funded by digital commissioning body The Space and will be made available across a range of platforms including cinema over the next year.
"The Space's chief executive Fiona Morris said the move would "ensure that the audience for this powerful production continues to grow".
"King Lear: the Film is being included on the BBC iPlayer as part of the corporation's Shakespeare Lives digital festival."
Shakespeare Big news. Talawa Theatre Company's King Lear, recently at the Royal Exchange in Manchester with Don "Rassilon" Warrington in the title role is to appear on the BBC iPlayer for three months. BBC News has the news: