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The Lost King
The Lost King
6.1
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68 Ratings

THE LOST KING

Directed by Stephen Frears
United Kingdom, 2022
Drama

Synopsis

2012. Based on a true story, amateur historian Philippa Langley discovered King Richard III’s long-lost remains beneath a Leicester car park. Doubted by her family and experts, Philippa refused to be ignored, taking on top historians to rethink the history of one of England’s most contentious kings.

Synopsis

2012. Based on a true story, amateur historian Philippa Langley discovered King Richard III’s long-lost remains beneath a Leicester car park. Doubted by her family and experts, Philippa refused to be ignored, taking on top historians to rethink the history of one of England’s most contentious kings.

Our take

Stephen Frears and Steve Coogan—the duo behind the BAFTA-winning Philomena—reunite for this ripped-from-the-headlines archeological mystery. Starring the wonderful Sally Hawkins as an amateur historian searching for the burial site of Richard III, The Lost King is a captivating underdog story.