Richard III on stage and screen

Updated 3:29 PM ET, Fri March 20, 2015
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In the wake of Richard III's remains being discovered, take a look at some of the thespians who have brought the historical character to life. In this photograph: Kevin Spacey in "Richard III" for the Brooklyn Academy of Music, 2012. courtesy Joan Marcus/BAM
Sir Ian McKellen in the film "Richard III," 1995. Bayly/Pare Productions
The Monty Python comedy team gave us a whole room of Richard III's in the skit "Hospital for Overactors." YouTube
Peter Sellers took the throne as Richard III for his rendition of a "Hard Day's Night" in 1965 for the television special "The Music of Lennon & McCartney." from youtube
Paul Daneman as Richard III with Eileen Atkins as Lady Anne in Richard III at the Old Vic Theatre, 1962. John Franks/Getty Images
Donald Wolfit as Richard III, 1941. Tunbridge/Tunbridge-Sedgwick Pictorial Press/Getty Images
French actor Denis Podalydes as Richard III in "The Life and Death of Richard the Third," 2010. MICHEL GANGNE/AFP/Getty Images
Madge Compton as Lady Anne Neville and Balliol Holloway as Richard III, 1930. Sasha/Getty Images
Laurence Olivier as Richard III in the film "Richard III," 1955. London Film Productions
Paul Daneman as Richard III, 1962. Central Press/Getty Images
George Hayes as Richard III during a Shakespeare Festival at Stratford-Upon-Avon, circa 1925. General Photographic Agency/Getty Images
John Barrymore as Richard III in "Henry VI Part III," 1929. courtesy mptvimages.com