MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 24,427 this week

Timon of Athens (1981)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Drama  -  16 April 1981 (UK)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 66 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 1 critic

Timon loves to give parties and objects to friends, but when he cannot pay his creditors, his "friends" refuse to help him, and he becomes a misanthropic hermit.

Director:

Writer:

(play)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 437 titles
created 29 Jun 2011
 
a list of 1946 titles
created 15 Sep 2011
 
a list of 12 titles
created 13 Oct 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 08 Apr 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Timon of Athens" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Timon of Athens (TV Movie 1981)

Timon of Athens (TV Movie 1981) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Timon of Athens.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves.

Director: Trevor Nunn
Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Richard E. Grant, Imogen Stubbs
O (2001)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An update of Shakespeare's 'Othello' with a young cast, set in a high school and centered around basketball player Odin.

Director: Tim Blake Nelson
Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Julia Stiles, Josh Hartnett
The Tempest I (2010)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Shakespeare's epic play is translated from page to screen, with the gender of the main character, Prospero, changed from male to female.

Director: Julie Taymor
Stars: Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones, Djimon Hounsou
Cymbeline (TV Movie 1982)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Cymbeline, the King of Britain, is angry that his daughter Imogen has chosen a poor (but worthy) man for her husband. So he banishes Posthumus, who goes to fight for Rome. Imogen (dressed ... See full summary »

Director: Elijah Moshinsky
Stars: Richard Johnson, Hugh Thomas, Aimée Delamain
Twelfth Night (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Catherine Taormina
Stars: Jonathan Addeo, Nick Addeo, Ron Brawer
Measure for Measure (TV Movie 1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When the Duke of Vienna takes a mysterious leave of absence and leaves the strict Angelo in charge, things couldn't be worse for Claudio, who is sentenced to death for premarital sex. His ... See full summary »

Director: Desmond Davis
Stars: Kenneth Colley, Kate Nelligan, Tim Pigott-Smith
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
John Bird ...
...
David Kinsey ...
...
John Welsh ...
Sebastian Shaw ...
Max Arthur ...
Norman Rodway ...
Geoffrey Collins ...
Terence McGinity ...
...
Hugh Thomas ...
James Cossins ...
Donald Gee ...
Edit

Storyline

Timon loves to give parties and objects to friends, but when he cannot pay his creditors, his "friends" refuse to help him, and he becomes a misanthropic hermit.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

16 April 1981 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Timon of Athens  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael Bogdanov was originally hired to direct this adaptation, but he left the project when the producers refused to allow him to do the play in modern dress. He was replaced as director by producer Jonathan Miller. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
minor Shakespeare
23 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This minor Shakespeare is more of a fable than a full-blown plot. We first meet Timon giving a feast for his 'friends' (a bunch of flatterers and fakes), lavishing praise and jewels on them. He is an innocent amongst a pack of wolves.

When his fortune changes and he needs their help, each friend turns their back on him, as the philosopher foretold in Act One. Timon then turns sage and prophet, railing at the world which abandoned him.

Jonathan Pryce heads the cast and is a wonderful Timon, turning seamlessly from the generous, open-hearted fool to the twisted, unhappy beggar. John Shrapnel is about the best of the supporting cast, although all are good within the constraints of their character stereotypes.


2 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Timon of Athens (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page