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Director:
Writers:
Kenneth Branagh (adaptation)
William Shakespeare (play)
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Release Date:
1 September 2006 (Italy) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Romance...or something like it.
Plot:
Rosalind, the daughter of Duke Senior (the banished duke), is raised at the court of Duke Frederick... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
An improvement over Branagh's recent outings See more (31 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Kenneth Branagh 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kenneth Branagh  adaptation
William Shakespeare  play

Produced by
Kenneth Branagh .... executive producer
Kenneth Branagh .... producer
Judy Hofflund .... producer
Simon Moseley .... producer
 
Original Music by
Patrick Doyle 
 
Cinematography by
Roger Lanser 
 
Film Editing by
Neil Farrell 
 
Production Design by
Tim Harvey 
 
Art Direction by
Christian Andersson 
 
Set Decoration by
Abi Groves 
 
Costume Design by
Susannah Buxton 
 
Makeup Department
Joan Hills .... additional makeup artist
Joe Hopker .... additional makeup artist (as Jo Hopker)
Susan Howard .... makeup artist (as Sue Howard)
Geraldine Jones .... additional makeup artist (as Gerry Jones)
Katie Lee .... makeup trainee
Richard Muller .... additional make-up
Loulia Sheppard .... hair stylist
Jenny Shircore .... makeup designer
Colin Wyatt .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Alistair Hopkins .... post-production supervisor
Angus More Gordon .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jonny Benson .... third assistant director
Dan John .... second assistant director
Josh Robertson .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Les Benson .... dressing props
Brian Bovingdon .... carpenter
John Butler .... painter
Joe Cassar .... stand-by carpenter
Clive D'Cruze .... stagehand
Gene D'Cruze .... contruction manager
Roger Dawson .... carpenter
Glyn Evans .... painter
Fiona Forsyth .... art department assistant
Peter Graffham .... stand-by rigger
Glyn Hayes .... painter
David Haynes .... chargehand painter
David Haynes .... painter
Michael Law .... carpenter
Terry Law .... carpenter
Ronald Leighton .... carpenter (as Ron Leighton)
Paul Lynford .... carpenter
Steve Macdonald .... stand-by props (as Stephen McDonald)
Danny Margetts .... supervising carpenter
Steve Marquiss .... painter
Maxie McDonald .... property master
Neil Murrum .... dressing props
Roy Sibley .... painter
Steve Sibley .... painter
Darren Sowerby .... carpenter
Brian Stagg .... carpenter
George Stagg .... stagehand
David Stapleton .... painter
Gary Stopps .... carpenter
Danny Thomas .... carpenter
Iain White .... stand-by art director
 
Sound Department
Howard Bargroff .... sound re-recording mixer
Owen Bleasdale .... foley editor
Owen Bleasdale .... foley recordist
Ed Colyer .... sound mixer
Glen Gathard .... sound
Peter Glossop .... sound mixer
Dan Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Andrea King .... foley artist
Melissa Lake .... foley artist
Gareth Llewellyn .... adr recordist
Stephane Malenfant .... sound assistant
James McWilliam .... programmer
Shaun Mills .... boom operator
Bernard O'Reilly .... supervising sound editor
Emma Pegram .... adr assistant
Barnaby Smyth .... foley editor
Barnaby Smyth .... foley recordist
David Turner .... sound technical coordinator
David Tyler .... sound
Michele Woods .... supervising dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Chris Corbould .... special effects technician
Gail Corbould .... special effects coordinator
Ian Corbould .... special effects technician
Paul Corbould .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
John Claude .... digital grader
Stephen Elson .... visual effects producer: Baseblack
Per Karefelt .... research & development support: Baseblack
John Kozak .... research & development support: Baseblack
Donal Nolan .... digital compositor
Chris Panton .... digital compositor: Baseblack
Petra Schwane .... digital compositor: Baseblack
Paul Shore .... digital film supervisor
Val Wardlaw .... visual effects supervisor: Baseblack
 
Stunts
Bruce Cain .... stunt performer
Richard Dwyer .... stunt performer
Richard Hansen .... stunt performer (as Richard Hanson)
Chris Newton .... stunt performer
Trevor Steedman .... stunt coordinator
Arran Topham .... stunt performer
Steve Truglia .... assistant stunt coordinator
Matthew Webster .... stunt performer (as Matt Webster)
Rod Woodruff .... stunt coordinator
Bruce Cain .... stunt double: Brian Blessed (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Adefarasin .... additional second assistant camera
Ray Bateman .... electrician
Ben Battersby .... focus puller b cam
Mark Binnall .... key grip
Pete Cavaciuti .... Steadicam operator (as Peter Cavaciuti)
Pete Cavaciuti .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Peter Cavaciuti)
Aaron Douglas .... crane operator
Andy Edridge .... grip
Laurence Edwards .... crane operator
Laurence Edwards .... crane technician
Warren Evans .... rigging electric
Brian Greenway .... camera trainee
John Jordan .... additional first assistant camera
Russell Kennedy .... additional second assistant camera
Sean McClory .... focus puller
Julian Morson .... Steadicam operator
Julian Morson .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jennie Paddon .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Gary Parnham .... rigging electrician
Mike Parsons .... electrician
Ken Pettigrew .... gaffer (as Kenny Pettigrew)
John Saunders .... rigging electric
Laurie Sparham .... still photographer
Brian Sullivan .... best boy electric
Tom Taylor .... central loader
Nathan Mann .... daily focus puller (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Ben Bradley .... digital artist
 
Casting Department
Abigail Barbier .... adr voice casting
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbara Brady .... additional set costumer
Anthony Brookman .... additional set costumer
Andrew Hunt .... additional set costumer
Steve Hyams .... additional set costumer
Caroline McCall .... assistant costume designer
Fiona McCann .... costume supervisor
Faith Thomas .... costume assistant
Jackie Thomas .... additional set costumer
Wyn Vaughan-Humphreys .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Greg Barrett .... senior digital grade producer
Stephen Bearman .... film scanner
Rebecca Budds .... digital media coordinator
Steve Farman .... negative cutter
Neil Hurford .... color grader
Andrew Melhuish .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Christopher Benstead .... music editor
Lucy Evans .... assistant music producer
Evyen Klean .... music consultant
James McWilliam .... additional orchestrator
Basil Moore .... composer: stock music (as Basil Moore-Asfouri)
Lewis Morison .... assistant to composer
Maggie Rodford .... music producer
James Shearman .... conductor
James Shearman .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Terry Pritchard .... driver: Kenneth Branagh
Terry Pritchard .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Janine Abery .... assistant production coordinator
Finlay Bradbury .... assistant location manager (as Finlay Pile)
Roisin Carty .... dialogue coach: Bryce Dallas Howard
Emma Dent .... horse mistress
Steve Dent .... horse master
Colin 'Digger' Digby .... armorer
Abigail Doyle .... personal assistant: Patrick Doyle
Sarah Hayward .... script supervisor
Oliver Hazell .... office runner
Dan Hillsdon .... assistant accountant
Sid Hoare .... Japanese consultant
James Hobson .... floor runner
Sarah Hood .... set production assistant
Stuart Hopps .... choreographer
James Keaton .... production runner
CinSyla Key .... production assistant
Paul J. Memmi .... translator
Richard Morrison .... title designer
Clarissa Newman .... production coordinator
Ruth Nicol .... unit nurse
Charlie Reed .... daily floor runner
Megan Roberts .... floor runner
Lara Sargent .... post-production accountant
Shruti Shah .... production accountant
Kerry Smith .... assistant accountant
Neil Swain .... dialect coach: Bryce Dallas Howard
Tamar Thomas .... assistant to director
Clive Trott .... location manager
Roger Wakeman .... armorer
Laura Windebank .... additional floor runner
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for violence and some sexual material
Runtime:
127 min
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Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | UK:12A | USA:PG
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film has received a Golden Globe nomination and a Screen Actors Guild nomination in the "Made-for-TV" category even though it was not actually made for television. It was released to theaters abroad before premiering on HBO in the United States. (The end credits feature a "Dolby Stereo in Selected Theaters" credit.)See more »
Quotes:
Rosalind:Nay, an you be so tardy, come no more in my sight: I had as lief be wooed of a snail.
Orlando De Boys:Of a snail?
Rosalind:Ay, of a snail; for though he comes slowly, he carries his house on his head; a better jointure, I think, than you make a woman: besides he brings his destiny with him.
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A Lover & His LassSee more »

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16 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
An improvement over Branagh's recent outings, 26 September 2007
Author: MoneyMagnet from United States

I have to admit that I don't really care for most of Shakespeare's comedies, which involve huge casts, pairs of lovers, and a lot of talking at chance meetings. So it is with AS YOU LIKE IT, which I suspect for most people will only be really enjoyable as a lot of scattered scenes performed by some really good actors. That said, it's been going on 20 years (!) since Branagh first started directing these Shakespeare extravaganzas, so what point has he gotten to? First, the bad points, then the good points.

After almost 20 years, it's clear that Branagh has almost no new ideas when it comes to moving the camera around. A lot of the shots and gimmicks have been ripped straight from HENRY V and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Sometimes they're simple and effective and the right choices; other times, the recycling is just embarrassing.

Second, Branagh continues to bite off more than he can chew by attempting novel or gimmicky stagings of these venerable old plays as films, a trend that he began with HAMLET (Four Hour Hamlet! No Lines Cut!), carried through to LOVE'S LABOURS LOST (an ambitious failure, but still a failure with a Capital F) and now here with an AS YOU LIKE IT set in Japan, a choice comprehensible only because Branagh explains it to the audience with several title cards. Which means, it's an incomprehensible choice because he has to explain it so much. This is the sort of adventurous staging that works OK on the London stage, where there are 100 Shakespeare stagings a year and this sort of transposition is expected in order to keep things fresh. But on film, it is mostly confusing (although very pretty).

Now for the good things, and they are very much worth noting as hopeful signs for the future of Branagh's grand Shakespearean experiment.

The casting in this film is almost uniformly excellent. Branagh has (mercifully) abandoned showy stunt casting in favor of assembling a diverse cast that actually can act and actually has Shakespearean experience. Kevin Kline, David Oyewelo, the lovely Bryce Dallas Howard, Adrian Lester, Alfred Molina, Romola Garai (a real surprise)... you're in good hands with all these performers, which is not something you could say of a Branagh Shakespeare film since HENRY V. Furthermore, Branagh has stopped the nonsense where anyone can just show up on these films sporting whatever accents they like, regardless of the film's time or place setting (which was tolerable in MUCH ADO, but silly in HAMLET and excruciating in LOVE'S LABOURS LOST). This film is about English characters: so everyone's got an English accent, even the Americans. Thank God. Branagh has also managed a way to cast fine actors of color without trying to make us believe that a black actor and white actor are siblings (MUCH ADO, again).

Bryce Dallas Howard -- dare I say it -- it a better actress and more luminously beautiful and commanding a screen presence than Emma Thompson was in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.

Even more surprisingly, Branagh has also given his faithful old company of secondary players from the old Renaissance Theatre Company -- you'll recognize them from his previous films -- room to actually act like the professionals they are. Brian Blessed doesn't quite pull it off in a dual role, and well, Richard Briers is ubiquitous in Branagh's films, but Richard Clifford, Jimmy Yuill, Gerard Horan and Patrick Doyle are given a little bit more to do and it's a real asset to the film. These performers assist in giving AS YOU LIKE IT -- dare I say it (dare I even hope it) -- the earthy, humanistic feel that made his HENRY V so very memorable. Which leads one to wonder: WHY did Branagh go for all this flash and glitter with Hollywood stars (starting with MUCH ADO) in the first place, eventually leading to the train wreck that was LOVE's LABOURS LOST? Why didn't he just stick with the approach that worked so brilliantly with HENRY V - still one of the greatest Shakespeare films of all time? For God's sake... BRING BACK THE RENAISSANCE THEATRE COMPANY!!!!

If Branagh has not really grown as a director, this film shows that his creative team -- cinematographer Roger Lanser, production designer Tim Harvey, and composer Patrick Doyle -- continue to do him just as good service as ever, and even seem to kick it up a notch.

The verdict? A problematic film, one that might not appeal to everyone, and decidedly less showy or fun than his popular MUCH ADO... but all in all, a definite step forward for the great Branagh Shakespeare film project. He should get another chance from HBO Films to do another one.

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