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Love's Labour's Lost -- An update of the classic Shakespeare story, director Kenneth Branagh shot this movie like a classic 30s musical. Love's Labour's Lost tells the story of four best friends who swear off love.


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William Shakespeare (play)
Kenneth Branagh (screenplay)
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Release Date:
24 March 2000 (Norway) See more »
A New Spin on the Old Song and Dance See more »
An update of the classic Shakespeare story, director Kenneth Branagh shot this movie like a classic 30s musical. The film tells the story of four best friends who swear off love. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Alessandro Nivola ... The King (Ferdinand)

Alicia Silverstone ... The Princess

Natascha McElhone ... Rosaline

Kenneth Branagh ... Berowne

Carmen Ejogo ... Maria

Matthew Lillard ... Longaville

Adrian Lester ... Dumaine

Emily Mortimer ... Katherine

Richard Briers ... Sir Nathaniel

Geraldine McEwan ... Holofernia

Stefania Rocca ... Jacquanetta

Jimmy Yuill ... Constable Dull

Nathan Lane ... Costard

Timothy Spall ... Armado

Anthony O'Donnell ... Moth

Daniel Hill ... Mercade

Richard Clifford ... Boyet
Alfred Bell ... Gaston
Daisy Gough ... Isabelle
Graham Hubbard ... Eugene
Paul Moody ... Jaques
Yvonne Riley ... Beatrice
Iain Stuart Robertson ... Hippolyte
Emma Scott ... Celimene
Amy Tez ... Sophie
Nikki Abraham ... Dancer
Colin Barrett ... Dancer
Jonathan Blazer ... Dancer
Catherine Dugdale ... Dancer
Michele Du Verney ... Dancer
Richard Joseph ... Dancer
Trudi Swift ... Dancer
Bryn Walters ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Farrell ... Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Tim Packham ... Medic (uncredited)

Directed by
Kenneth Branagh 
Writing credits
William Shakespeare (play)

Kenneth Branagh (screenplay)

Produced by
David Barron .... producer
Kenneth Branagh .... producer
Andrea Calderwood .... associate producer
Guy East .... executive producer
Alexis Lloyd .... executive producer
Rick Schwartz .... associate producer
Nigel Sinclair .... executive producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
Original Music by
Patrick Doyle 
Cinematography by
Alex Thomson 
Film Editing by
Dan Farrell 
Neil Farrell 
Casting by
Nina Gold 
Randi Hiller 
Production Design by
Tim Harvey 
Art Direction by
Mark Raggett 
Set Decoration by
Celia Bobak 
Costume Design by
Anna Buruma 
Makeup Department
Carol Hemming .... hair department head
Catherine Heys .... makeup artist
Amanda Knight .... key makeup artist
Joseph Koniak .... hair stylist
Clare Le Vesconte .... makeup artist
Zoe Tahir .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Bernard Bellew .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Gilchrist .... assistant director
Sallie Hard .... additional second assistant director (as Sallie Anne Hard)
Claire Hughes .... assistant director
Ben Johnson .... assistant director
Simon Moseley .... first assistant director
Michael Queen .... assistant director (as Mike Queen)
Art Department
Paul Cheesman .... props
Mark Geeson .... trainee dressing prop
Matthew Gray .... set designer
Richard Lyon .... construction buyer
Brian Pegg .... plasterer
Michael Redding .... construction coordinator
Daniel Thompson .... carpenter
Iain White .... art department standby
Sound Department
Sandy Buchanan .... adr mixer
Martin Cantwell .... sound editor
Stephen Gilmour .... sound playback
Peter Glossop .... production sound mixer
James Harris .... third man sound
John Hayward .... re-recording mixer
Shaun Mills .... boom operator
Chris Nuttall .... adr recordist
Peter Pennell .... supervising sound editor
Simon Price .... additional dialogue editor
Simon Price .... additional foley editor
Richard Pryke .... assistant re-recording mixer
Richard Street .... preview re-recording mixer
Ruth Sullivan .... foley artist
Dan Edelstein .... supervising sound editor: US release (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Stuart Brisdon .... special effects supervisor
Nik Cooper .... special effects technician
James Davis III .... special effects technician
Mark Haddenham .... special effects senior technician
Visual Effects by
Angus Cameron .... digital effects supervisor
Max Dennison .... matte artist
Antony Hunt .... visual effects supervisor
Rick Mietkowski .... visual effects cameraman
Daniel Pettipher .... digital artist
Caroline Garrett .... digital artist (uncredited)
Ray De-Haan .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Danny Espey .... electrician
Perry Evans .... gaffer
Bill Geddes .... camera grip
Andy Hopkins .... grip
Tony Jackson .... camera operator
Mark Jury .... camera trainee
Nic Milner .... camera operator: "a" camera
Clive Prior .... first assistant camera
Gordon Segrove .... focus puller: underwater unit
Laurie Sparham .... still photographer
Chyna Thomson .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Tammo van Hoorn .... clapper loader
Casting Department
Lynn Glaser .... casting assistant (as Lynn Emblem)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Allsopp .... costume prop
Maurizio Basile .... wardrobe assistant
Annie Crawford .... costume supervisor
Heather Leat .... assistant costume designer
Barbara Ohren .... costumer
Editorial Department
Andrea Isaac .... second assistant editor
Julian Pryce .... second assistant editor
Geraint Huw Reynolds .... editor trainee
Music Department
Lawrence Ashmore .... orchestrator
John Bell .... orchestrator
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin
Brian Gascoigne .... orchestrator
Carl Johnson .... orchestrator
Gerard McCann .... music editor
Maggie Rodford .... music producer
James Shearman .... conductor
James Shearman .... orchestrator
James Shearman .... songs arranger
Rick Wentworth .... orchestrator
Paul Kegg .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Mark-Oliver-Tlo .... picture car coordinator (as Mark Oliver)
Terry Pritchard .... driver: kenneth branagh
Barry Stevenson .... unit driver
Other crew
Ben Blanco .... assistant to producer
Jon R. Brown .... production assistant
Gavin Charlton .... sous chef
Stanley Donen .... presenter: US release
Sally Hilton .... assistant to producer
Stuart Hopps .... choreographer
Russell Jackson .... text consultant (as Dr. Russell Jackson)
Zeb Lamb .... floor runner
Andy Mayson .... executive: Intermedia Films
Martin Scorsese .... presenter: US release
Phil Stoole .... assistant: Kenneth Branagh
Mike Woodley .... aerial coordinator
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond representative (uncredited)
John Ptak .... special thanks

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Rated PG for sensuality and a brief drug reference
93 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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The actors did their own singing.See more »
Revealing mistakes: During the tearing of the contract, Berowne mouths Longaville's lines along with him.See more »
Costard:Pray you, who is the head lady?
Princess:Thou shalt know her, fellow, by the rest that have no heads.
Costard:But what is the greatest lady, the highest?
Princess:The thickest and the tallest.
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Movie Connections:
References Roberta (1935)See more »
Let's Face The Music And DanceSee more »


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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The simple play makes a charming movie, 15 February 2002
Author: Olga Levina from Moscow, Russia

I love the film. It is so pleasant! I've never saw anything particular interesting in the play, and the film has surprised me. A modernizing of some story is not always a good idea, but it works excellently in this case. Setting the story against the war makes it more touching and convincing to us. And at the same time the movie is a light dynamic musical. Tunes, that were used, are unfamiliar to me, and I don't have the feel of nostalgia, described by some other reviewers here. Nevertheless, the music is good, I like singing and dancing in the film. Branagh does his best as Berowne, and so do others. I like the way they speak their text, so easy and natural. The movie is really enjoyable, it's entertaining and moving and funny. Kenneth Branagh has a rare talent for adapting Shakespeare, and I think his comedies are the best (Much Ado About Nothing is brilliant as well). I admire him both as the actor and the director. Wonder, what interesting thing he will produce next? Meanwhile, Love Labour's Lost is well worth seeing, and more then once.

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