King Lear 

 

Filmed in 2000, this was part of the 'Taste of Shakespeare Festival' made for Bravo Canada.

Michael's part is Edmund, bastard son of Gloucester, who plots to have his half-brother and rightful heir

to the family fortune, framed for attempting his father's murder, thereby inheriting the estate.

Yet another villainous role, deftly played.

 

The videotape of this episode is still available online at :

http://www.tasteofshakespeare.com

 

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