[03/24/16 - 10:00 AM]
Starz' First Movie for Television "The Dresser" Starring Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins Premieres on Monday, May 30
"The Dresser" brings Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins together on screen for the first time in their acclaimed careers.

[01/08/16 - 11:04 AM]
Video: Starz Releases Video Content from "Black Sails" and "Outlander," Premiere Date and Video from "The Girlfriend Experience"
Plus: check out the official key art image from the first Starz original movie "The Dresser" premiering in Summer 2016.

[09/03/15 - 06:04 AM]
Starz Worldwide Distribution Renews and Extends Output Agreement for Starz Originals Content with Super Channel in Canada
"Ash vs Evil Dead," "The Girlfriend Experience" and "The Dresser" are among the new offerings.

[03/03/15 - 06:53 AM]
Production Commences in London on the Starz and BBC Co-Production of "The Dresser"
Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen topline the project, which also features Emily Watson and Sarah Lancashire.

[01/09/15 - 03:55 PM]
Starz and BBC Co-Produce Ronald Harwood's "The Dresser" Starring Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen Working Together for the First Time
The movie for television will be directed by Richard Eyre, and stars Anthony Hopkins as "Sir" and Ian McKellen as his dresser "Norman."

telefilm/mini-series in the can
(from Starz's press release, March 2016) Starz today announced Richard Eyre's adaptation of Ronald Harwood's critically acclaimed play "The Dresser," starring Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins, will premiere on STARZ on Monday, May 30th at 9 PM ET/PT. "The Dresser" will also be made available simultaneously on May 30th for STARZ subscribers on STARZ PLAY and STARZ ON DEMAND, in the U.S. Starz also released a first look at the trailer for the movie for television which is an adaptation of Ronald Harwood's play, adapted and directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris). "The Dresser" brings Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins together on screen for the first time in their acclaimed careers. It also marks Hopkins' first appearance in a television drama in more than 20 years. "The Dresser" tells the story of one fateful night, backstage in a small regional theatre during World War II as a troupe of touring actors stages a production of Shakespeare's "King Lear." Bombs are falling, sirens are wailing, the curtain is up in an hour but the actor/manager "Sir" (Hopkins) who is playing Lear is nowhere to be seen. His dresser "Norman" (McKellen) must scramble to make sure the show goes on but will Sir turn up in time and if he does will he be able to perform that night? "The Dresser" is a wickedly funny and deeply moving story of friendship and loyalty as Sir reflects on his lifelong accomplishments and seeks to reconcile his turbulent friendships with those in his employ before the final curtain. It was first adapted for the screen by Harwood himself 32 years ago, in the 1983 Peter Yates film starring Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay. The current production reverts to Ronald Harwood's original text as it was written for the stage.
· Annalisa Rossi as Goneril
· Anthony Hopkins as Sir
· Carl Sanderson as Cornwall
· Edward Fox as Thornton
· Emily Watson as Her Ladyship
· Helen Bradbury as Regan
· Ian Conningham as Kent
· Ian McKellen as Norman
· John Ashton as Gloucester
· Martin Chamberlain as Gentleman
· Matthew Cottle as Albany
· Sarah Lancashire as Madge
· Tom Brooke as Oxenby/Edmond
· Vanessa Kirby as Irene
· Colin Callender as EP
· Paul Brett as EP
· Polly Hilly as EP
· Richard Eyre as WRTR/DIR
· Ronald Harwood as PLAY
· Sonia Friedman as EP
· Suzan Harrison as PROD
· Tim Smith as EP
· based on a play
· mow
· Altus Media
· BBC Worldwide Productions
· Playground Entertainment
· Prescience
· Sonia Friedman Productions