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William Shakespeare (play)
Kenneth Branagh (screenplay)
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Release Date:
2 July 1993 (USA) See more »
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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 »
NewsDesk:
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User Reviews:
Brilliant! And sure to make people interested in Shakespeare once again See more (157 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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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:
During the Oscar season in early 1994 the Samuel Goldwyn company spent $10 million campaigning the film to garner the film Oscar nominations. They sent bulky packets to all members of the academy and played up the film in hopes of getting their film on the final ballot. The effort was all for naught; the film, though highly acclaimed and (unusually for William Shakespeare) a box-office hit, received no Oscar nominations whatsoever.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:
Featured in 101 Biggest Celebrity Oops (2004) (TV)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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29 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant! And sure to make people interested in Shakespeare once again, 19 November 2001
Author: Olga Levina from Moscow, Russia

It's one of the most delightful adaptations of Shakespeare ever made. Personally, I am a great fan of Shakespeare, but it seems that the film must appeal even to those who normally don't like the Bard. Kenneth Branagh is at his best both as producer and performer. I admire his imagination and ingenuity, which he applies to his work. He created beautiful, picturesque, entertaining, amusing and hilarious movie with awesome actor's work and fine music. Some cuts of the original play were essential to make the movie dynamic, and the play was not considerably damaged. All members of the starring cast make Shakespearean text sound natural, alive and very funny. Emma Thompson shines as bright ginger-haired Beatrice. It goes without saying that she's an actress of unique talent, and in this film she does an amazing job, being lively, sharp and witty, sparkling with energy, humor and cheerfulness, or sometimes vehement and passionate (when her cousin is offended). Branagh as Benedick is up to her. Other notable performances are given by imposing Brian Blessed (seigneur Antonio) and Richard Briers (seigneur Leonato). Robert Sean Leonard and Kate Beckinsale as Claudio and Hero are adequate and beautiful pair. Keanu Reeves is really good in the part of grim, villainous Don John, notwithstanding opinions of many reviewers here. Michael Keaton's Constable Dogberry and other comic characters makes me laugh a lot through the film. Definitely, this is an excellent film for enjoyment. 10/10.

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