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21 April 1984 (UK) See more »
A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city. | Add synopsis »
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Paul Jesson ... First Citizen
Ray Roberts ... Second Citizen

Leon Lissek ... Third Citizen
Jon Rumney ... Fourth Citizen

Russell Kilmister ... Fifth Citizen

Joss Ackland ... Menenius

Alan Howard ... Caius Marcius (Coriolanus)

Patrick Godfrey ... Cominius

John Rowe ... First Roman Senator

Peter Sands ... Titus Lartius
John Burgess ... Sicinius
Anthony Pedley ... Junius Brutus
Mike Gwilym ... Aufidius

Valentine Dyall ... Adrian
Brian Poyser ... First Volscian Senator
Reginald Jessup ... Second Volscian Senator
Irene Worth ... Volumnia
Joanna McCallum ... Virgilia

Patsy Smart ... Gentlewoman
Heather Canning ... Valeria
Jay Ruparelia ... Roman Soldier
Damien Franklin ... Young Marcius

Nicholas Amer ... Aedile (as Nicolas Amer)

Teddy Kempner ... Nicanor
Stephen Finlay ... Citizen of Antium

Directed by
Elijah Moshinsky 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Shakespeare  play

Produced by
Shaun Sutton .... producer
Original Music by
Stephen Oliver 
Cinematography by
Garth Tucker (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Graham Taylor 
Production Design by
Dick Coles 
Costume Design by
Michael Burdle 
Makeup Department
Kezia De Winne .... makeup artist
Sound Department
Derek Miller-Timmins .... sound
Malcolm Ranson .... fights
Camera and Electrical Department
John Summers .... lighting technician
Other crew
Eleanor Fazan .... movement coordinator
David Snodin .... script editor
John Wilders .... literary consultant
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: The Tragedy of Coriolanus" - USA (video title)
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145 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Part of the long running BBC Television Shakespeare project which ran between 1978 and 1985.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Coriolanus (1965) (TV)See more »


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2 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Good acting, not bad for the BBC, 28 May 2007
Author: holt-lover from United States

I don't want to be too critical of this, since it is the only available version of this play. Alan Howard does a great job in the title role, making you believe in his character, and all of the other actors do great jobs too. Of course, then there's the problem all of the BBC productions had with this cycle: the production never put in the money to make these plays seem like real films, something Olivier or Brannagh would make, so you get pretty dull sets and very little music, and of course no breathtaking battles or sword fights. Still, that's not the fault of this movie, and like I said, I'm thankful at least one version exists. The DVD comes with subtitles or you can follow along with the text if you're unfamiliar with the play like I was. It's worth checking out if you get the chance.

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