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Director:
Writers:
William Shakespeare (play)
Kenneth Branagh (screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 May 1993 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
I am quite confused about the reviews See more (156 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Kenneth Branagh 
 
Writing credits
William Shakespeare (play)

Kenneth Branagh (screenplay)

Produced by
Kenneth Branagh .... producer
Stephen Evans .... producer
David Parfitt .... producer
 
Original Music by
Patrick Doyle 
 
Cinematography by
Roger Lanser 
 
Film Editing by
Andrew Marcus 
 
Casting by
Pam Dixon 
 
Production Design by
Tim Harvey 
 
Art Direction by
Martin Childs 
 
Costume Design by
Phyllis Dalton 
 
Makeup Department
Paul Engelen .... makeup artist
Suzanne Stokes-Munton .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Mark Cooper .... production supervisor
Rosanna Roditi .... production manager: Italy
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrew Marcus .... second unit director
Justin Muller .... second assistant director
Christopher Newman .... assistant director
Carl Oprey .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Celia Bobak .... property buyer
Gavin Gordon .... carpenter
Diana Trotter .... artistic department translator
 
Sound Department
David Crozier .... production sound mixer
Lucy Fawcett .... foley artist
Pauline Griffiths .... foley artist
Gerry Nucifora .... sound assistant
Robin O'Donoghue .... sound re-recording mixer
Andrew Sissons .... boom operator
 
Visual Effects by
Nicholas Brooks .... visual effects
Paddy Eason .... digital effects designer
Pete Hanson .... studio manager: CFC
 
Stunts
Bronco McLoughlin .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Breedon .... second grip
Clive Coote .... still photographer
Stephen Finch .... electrician
Tommy Finch .... gaffer
Simon Finney .... clapper loader
Steve Kitchen .... electrician
Keith McNamara .... focus puller
Toby Plaskitt .... grip
Chris Plevin .... focus puller
Roger Sharland .... camera engineer
Andy Shuttleworth .... Steadicam operator
Jonathan Sykes .... focus puller
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephanie Collie .... wardrobe assistant
Naomi Critcher .... wardrobe assistant
Jane Hamilton .... assistant costume designer
Stephen Miles .... assistant costume designer (as T. Stephen Miles)
Lisa Shanley .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Simon Cozens .... assistant editor
Michael Trent .... assistant editor
Mark Waddell .... color timer
Bob Wenokur .... studio post-production representative
 
Music Department
Gerard McCann .... music editor
Roy Prendergast .... supervising music editor
 
Transportation Department
Terry Pritchard .... driver: cast
 
Other crew
Liz Barron .... production accountant
Joyce Branagh .... unit runner
Paola Colpani .... account assistant
Hugh Cruttwell .... production consultant
Jonathan Evans .... unit runner
Giorgio Gallani .... location manager: Italy
Francesca Gentili .... account assistant
Russell Jackson .... text consultant (as Dr. Russell Jackson)
Giulia Maura .... production assistant
Annie Penn .... script supervisor (as Annie Wotton)
Iona Price .... production coordinator
Janet Rogers .... horse supplier
Paul Shersby .... location manager
Enzo Sisti .... fiscal representative: Italy
 

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Additional Details

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for momentary sensuality
Runtime:
111 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Three "Harry Potter" professors have roles in this movie. Kenneth Branagh was Gilderoy Lockhart in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Emma Thompson was Sybil Trelawney in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), and Imelda Staunton was Dolores Umbridge, also in 'Phoenix'.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Except for those in the foreground in one run of shots, the lanterns at the masked ball are lit by electric light bulbs. These were not invented at the time of the action.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Beatrice:Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more. Men were deceivers ever. One foot in sea and one on shore, to one thing constant never. Then sigh not so but let them go and be you blithe and bonny, converting all your sounds of woe into hey nonny nonny.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Dennis Pennis R.I.P. (1997) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sigh No More LadiesSee more »

FAQ

Chapter Headings, a quasi-official version:
How can a black actor play Don Pedro?
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76 out of 89 people found the following review useful.
I am quite confused about the reviews, 10 September 2001
Author: Theoriginaltruebrit from North Carolina originally England

Personally I loved the movie, from the opening credits to the last brilliant tracking shot. What I do not understand is the dissing of Keanu Reeves' performance. I can just imagine Ken sitting around his kitchen table with his casting director saying "okay we have this brilliant ensemble cast, the movie is going to be great, what can we do to completely screw it up? I know let's cast Keanu Reeves as Don John and completely snarl up the whole thing" Personally I think Keanu made a great villain, and I trust Ken's ability in casting to choose the perfect actor for the part. I do not think that in reality that Ken would cast someone so hopelessly inept as others have posted in a part that is so essential to the plot. (and don't give me the star power excuse cause they already had Denzel Washington)..., I have always said that Shakespere done right is brilliant.. (done poorly it is pathetic) and this is Shakespere done right in the purest sense of the term. To listen to Ken and Em deliver Shakespere's lines is to listen to them as they would have been spoken and acted when they were written. It is a revelation and pure joy.

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