‘It’s About Finding His Mind, Not Losing It’: Frank Langella On Playing King Lear

The 76-year-old actor, who will be playing the mad monarch in Brooklyn next week, turned down the role in his 60s – because he didn’t think, back then (not having read the play), that it was worth the trouble to play such a spoiled, mean-spirited old whiner. Langella explains why he thinks differently now.

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