The Dresser DVD During an air raid in London rehearsing "Sir" (Albert Finney), an aging star and director of a Shakespeare touring theater-the 227th Times Shakespeare's King Lear. He knows only the concern for himself and his theater group and disorders (such as war) he perceives as a personal insult. Sir put the time in a deep crisis, and only Norman (Tom Courtenay), his personal dresser for decades, will be able to help him. Norman is quite devoted to the task of being there for Sir. This relationship between Sir and Norman is much more intimate than Sir relationship with his wife who is also in the ensemble.