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An anthology series of various plays and dramatic performances.

Series Cast

  1. Ian Holm as Sir William Collyer, Astrov, Duff, and Lear

    Ian Holm

    Sir William Collyer, Astrov, Duff, Lear

    4 Episodes

  2. Elizabeth McGovern as Helen Schwartz, Margaret Hyman, and Beatrice-Joanna

    Elizabeth McGovern

    Helen Schwartz, Margaret Hyman, Beatrice-Joanna

    3 Episodes

  3. Jane Horrocks as Marta, Beatie Bryant, and Doll Tearsheet

    Jane Horrocks

    Marta, Beatie Bryant, Doll Tearsheet

    3 Episodes

  4. Hugh Grant as Richard Neville and Alsemero

    Hugh Grant

    Richard Neville, Alsemero

    2 Episodes

  5. Susan Brown as Bill and Maria

    Susan Brown

    Bill, Maria

    2 Episodes

  6. Adie Allen as Diaphanta and Pearl Bryant

    Adie Allen

    Diaphanta, Pearl Bryant

    2 Episodes

  7. Bill Nighy as Hugh Marriner and Roger Maitland

    Bill Nighy

    Hugh Marriner, Roger Maitland

    2 Episodes

  8. Leslie Phillips as Vermandero and Judge Michael Argyle

    Leslie Phillips

    Vermandero, Judge Michael Argyle

    2 Episodes

  9. Timothy Spall as Jimmy Beales and Chico

    Timothy Spall

    Jimmy Beales, Chico

    2 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 7

1998 • 1 Episode

Season 7 of Performance premiered on March 21, 1998.

King Lear

(7x1, March 21, 1998) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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