Richard Eyre previously directed Anthony Hopkins in the BBC’s excellent 2015 adaptation of stage play The Dresser, about an ageing Shakespearean actor appearing in a production of King Lear.

Now the two have reunited for this compelling version of the Shakespeare tragedy with a modern setting, in which Hopkins gives a powerhouse performance in the title role.

Stellar support comes from the likes of Emma Thompson – who previously appeared with Hopkins in The Remains of the Day and Howards End – as Lear’s daughter Goneril, plus Tobias Menzies, Florence Pugh, Christopher Eccleston, Emily Watson, Andrew Scott and Jim Broadbent.