About the film
British Council and BFI present the Shakespere on Film collection, a series of screenings of prominent Shakespeare film titles across the country. In Richard III, Shakespeare's immortal tale of ambition, lust and murderous treachery is brilliantly modernised in this masterpiece, set in fascist comic-book vision of 1930s London.
Directed by Richard Loncraine, this 1995 masterpiece features Maggie Smith, Jim Broadbent and a young Robert Downey Jr in their most memorable and captivating performances.
The film is based on Richard Eyre's acclaimed stage adapatation.