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Ian McDiarmid

Ian McDiarmid

A star-studded cast will be performing in BBC‘s latest release of Shakespeare‘s classic tragedy King Lear.

The play about the elderly King and his three daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cordelia, is to be broadcast on Radio 3, May 8th and stars Ian McDiarmid famous for his role as Palpatine in Star Wars in the lead role.

No stranger to Lear, McDiarmid has played the King in 2005 from the Edward Bond’s 1971 rewrite of the original work.

An all Scottish casting will include Bill Paterson will play Gloucester and Paul Higgins the role of Edmund, while Brian Vernel will play The Fool and Michael Nardone the role of Kent. The daughters will include Frances Grey, from Edinburgh, as Regan, Joanna Vanderham, from Scone, Cordelia and Madeleine Worrall, from Edinburgh, will play Goneril.

Details of the upcoming performance can be found in this article of Herald Scotland.

About The Author

Born to Teachers and Amateur Audio Enthusiasts in the small rural community of Belwood, Jack's first love was stories- writing, reading, telling, and singing. He developed his acting skills through High School, University, and through film and community theatre. Jack writes the lion's share of Electric Vicuna's Audio Drama scripts and has his own writing site at He's thrilled to co-host the Sonic Society with his wonderful, talented, friend David Ault!


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