The Lost King

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The Lost King

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In the archaeological find of a century, the remains of King Richard III—presumed scattered over 500 years ago—were discovered under a Leicester parking lot in 2012. The search was spearheaded by amateur historian Philippa Langley, whose passion and unrelenting research were met with skepticism by the academic establishment.

Directed by two-time Academy Award nominee Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena) and starring two-time Academy Award nominee Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water, Happy-Go-Lucky) as Langley, The Lost King is the inspiring true story of a woman who refused to be ignored and took on Britain’s most eminent historians, forcing them to rethink the legacy of one of the most controversial rulers in English history.

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"A winning, if whimsical, account of an ordinary woman achieving the extraordinary, succeeding with gut instincts and ‘feelings’ where generations of trained historians had failed."
Wendy Ide, Screen Daily
"The Lost King is an underdog story that proves a perfect vehicle for Hawkins’s reliably winning screen presence."
Mark Kermode, The Observer

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