MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,207 this week

Much Ado About Nothing (1984)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  22 December 1984 (UK)
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 162 users  
Reviews: 12 user

Benedick and Beatrice fight their merry war of words. But when Beatrice's friend, Hero, is humiliatingly jilted by Benedick's best friend, Claudio, Benedick has to choose which side he's on... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(play)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

10 Things About... Paul McGann
| Digital Spy
Jon Finch
| The Guardian - Film News
RIP Jon Finch
| The Guardian - TV News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 494 titles
created 29 Jun 2011
 
a list of 1946 titles
created 15 Sep 2011
 
list image
a list of 16 titles
created 11 Feb 2014
 
a list of 37 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 37 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie 1984)

Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie 1984) on IMDb 7.9/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Much Ado About Nothing.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Othello (TV Movie 1981)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A general becomes convinced that his wife is having an affair, even though there is no evidence.

Director: Jonathan Miller
Stars: Anthony Pedley, Bob Hoskins, Geoffrey Chater
Henry V (TV Movie 1979)
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: David Giles
Stars: John Abineri, Robert Ashby, Trevor Baxter
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves
A Midsummer Night's Dream I (TV Movie 1981)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The adventures of four young lovers, a group of amateur actors, and their interactions with fairy inhabitants come to light in a moonlit forest.

Director: Elijah Moshinsky
Stars: Estelle Kohler, Nigel Davenport, Hugh Quarshie
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (TV Movie 1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Director: Rodney Bennett
Stars: Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom, Patrick Stewart
All's Well That Ends Well (TV Movie 1981)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Helena loves Bertram, but he's of noble birth, while she's just a doctor's daughter. But Bertram is at the court of the King of France, who is ill, and Helena has a remedy that might cure ... See full summary »

Director: Elijah Moshinsky
Stars: Celia Johnson, Ian Charleson, Michael Hordern
Twelfth Night (TV Movie 1980)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Viola and Sebastian are lookalike twins, separated by a shipwreck. Viola lands in Illyria, where she disguises herself like her brother and goes into the service of the Duke Orsino. Orsino ... See full summary »

Director: John Gorrie
Stars: Alec McCowen, Robert Hardy, Felicity Kendal
King John (TV Movie 1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

King John does whatever it takes to keep himself on the throne of England, making enemies of the pope, France, and his nephew along the way.

Director: David Giles
Stars: Leonard Rossiter, William Whymper, Mary Morris
Henry IV Part II (TV Movie 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: David Giles
Stars: Jon Finch, David Gwillim, Rob Edwards
Comedy

Adapted for classroom use, the 'Say It Like You Mean It!' Much Ado About Nothing will showcase the Bard's work like never before, setting the classic tale of the four lovers on today's streets of London city.

Director: Laura Mary Kruse
Antony & Cleopatra (TV Movie 1981)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Octavius Caesar (later renamed Augustus Caesar, son of the murdered Julius Caesar), Marc Antony, and Lepidus form the triumvirate, the three rulers of the Roman Empire. Antony, though ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Miller
Stars: John Paul, Jonathan Adams, Jane Lapotaire
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Jane Howell
Stars: Peter Aldwyn, John Benfield, Peter Benson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Montague ...
Tim Faulkner ...
...
Katharine Levy ...
...
...
Robert Reynolds ...
Gordon Whiting ...
...
Robert Gwilym ...
...
Pamela Moiseiwitsch ...
Margaret
Ishia Bennison ...
Ursula
Oz Clarke ...
Ben Losh ...
Boy
Edit

Storyline

Benedick and Beatrice fight their merry war of words. But when Beatrice's friend, Hero, is humiliatingly jilted by Benedick's best friend, Claudio, Benedick has to choose which side he's on. But unknown to all, Claudio's been tricked by the bastard Don John, and (unfortunately), it's up to Dogberry and Verges to solve the case. Written by Kathy Li

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 December 1984 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Mnogo shuma iz nichego (1973) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Splendid Fun
24 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Robert Lindsay is an excellent Benedick, punchy and precise in word, action and emotion. Cherie Lunghi finds less variation in her Beatrice, but is nonetheless quite good.

Jon Finch camps outrageously as Don Pedro, delivering his lines in frank imitation of Sir Laurence Olivier at his giddiest. How did this apparent party turn wind up in here? But it does not distract from the progress of the play.

The rest of the cast is fine and the whole affair moves at a reasonable pace. The physical production is beautiful to the eye, inspired by the finest Italian Renaissance painters. Highly recommended.


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
wanted. mkvckrs-1
Discuss Much Ado About Nothing (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?