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"ShakespeaRe-Told" Much Ado About Nothing (2005)

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Original Air Date:
7 November 2005 (Season 1, Episode 1)
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Sarah Parish ... Beatrice

Damian Lewis ... Benedick
Andrew Barclay ... Taxi Driver

George Couyas ... Waiter

Martin Jarvis ... Leonard

Olivia Colman ... Ursula

Tom Ellis ... Claudio

Derek Riddell ... Don

Patrick Ryecart ... Keith

Billie Piper ... Hero

Nina Sosanya ... Margaret

Anthony O'Donnell ... Mr Berry
Rasmus Hardiker ... Vince

Michael Smiley ... Peter
Henrietta Clemett ... Girl in Club

Lorna Brown ... Receptionist
George Potts ... Vicar
Rufus Jones ... Doctor
Charon Georgette ... Nurse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Russell Loten ... TV Studio Worker (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Brian Percival 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Nicholls  writer
William Shakespeare  play

Produced by
Laura Mackie .... executive producer
Carmel Maloney .... line producer
Kathryn Mitchell .... executive producer: BBC America
Diederick Santer .... producer
Patrick Spence .... executive producer
Original Music by
Tim Atack 
Cinematography by
Peter Greenhalgh (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Kristina Hetherington 
Casting by
Di Carling 
Production Design by
Claire Kenny 
Art Direction by
Henry Jaworski 
Costume Design by
Ralph Wheeler-Holes  (as Ralph Holes)
Makeup Department
Kevin Alexander .... hair stylist
Kevin Alexander .... makeup artist
Meinir Jones-Lewis .... hair designer
Meinir Jones-Lewis .... makeup designer
Louise Luxton .... hair stylist (as Louise Nockles)
Louise Luxton .... makeup artist (as Louise Nockles)
Production Management
Alice Greenland .... post-production supervisor
Caroline McManus .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Deborah Bowser .... first assistant director (as Debbie Bowser)
Heidi Gower .... third assistant director
Chris Stoaling .... second assistant director (as Christopher Stoaling)
Art Department
Rob Anderson .... construction coordinator
Caroline Barclay .... stand-by art director
Paul Campbell .... dressing props
Noel Cowell .... stand-by props
Chris Cull .... property master
Andy Fox .... stand-by carpenter
Georgina Millett .... art department assistant
Simon Riley .... stand-by props
Stephen Thomson .... dressing props
Sophie Tyler .... production buyer
Sound Department
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
Graham Headicar .... sound editor
Stuart Hilliker .... dubbing mixer
Becki Ponting .... dialogue editor
Alexandros Sidiropoulos .... foley recordist & editor
Lee Walpole .... sound effects editor
Bruce Wills .... sound recordist
Steve Wright .... sound maintenance
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Ackland .... clapper loader
Perry Evans .... gaffer
Alan Grosch .... generator operator
Andy Kendall .... grip
Ted McFadden .... stand-by rigger
Jamie Mills .... electrician
Ossa Mills .... best boy
Dean Murray .... camera trainee
Steve Murray .... a-camera/steadicam operator
Steve Murray .... camera operator
Jay Jay Odedra .... focus puller (as Jay Odedra)
Ricky Pattenden .... electrician
David Sinfield .... electrician
Casting Department
Rebecca Wright .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ian Fulcher .... assistant costume designer
Vanessa Lingham .... costume stand-by
Editorial Department
Lisa Clifford-Owen .... assistant editor
Kevin Horsewood .... colorist
Victoria Stevens .... assistant editor
Mike Williams .... on-line editor (as Michael Williams)
Music Department
Matt Kaleda .... music clearance
Transportation Department
Nigel Venables .... facilities driver
Other crew
Biola Bankole .... assistant accountant
Paul Bennett .... floor runner
Rupert Bray .... location manager
Ruairidh Elms .... production runner
Jethro Ensor .... assistant location manager
Kate Evans .... script editor
Tara Houghton .... publicist
Neil Jones .... production accountant
Kathleen McLynn .... assistant to producer
Tania Neumann .... production secretary
Jane Record .... picture publicist
Gordon Ronald .... production executive
Emma Thomas .... script supervisor
Kate Thornton .... production coordinator
Marc Vincent .... location assistant

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Additional Details

90 min
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Some of the cast have appeared in "Doctor Who".See more »
Continuity: At the fancy dress party for the new crew, Margaret Ursula and Hero are seen in the room upstairs talking. As Don is seen going upstairs towards the room you can see Ursula dancing at the foot of the stairs. When he reaches the room he hears them talking and the door opens. He runs away. Ursula comes out of the room with Margaret and Hero, but only seconds ago Ursula was downstairs and she had not come up whilst Don was there.See more »
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24 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Much Ado About Nothing, 7 November 2005
Author: ihatethegrizzlies from United Kingdom

A fan of Kenneth Branagh's version, I tuned into this accidentally, not expecting very much. Boy, was I wrong. Usually when some fool tries to do a modern remake of Shakespeare it's awful to the point of cringing, but I loved this! Not only was it clever, Beatice and Benedict worked in a newsroom and their biting comments were laugh-out-loud-hilarious, but there was more sexual tension than that in Branagh's version - where he was actually married to Emma Thompson playing Beatrice to his Benedict! The actor playing Benedict was emulating Branagh slightly, but came off rather better and to be honest, hotter. Beatrice was a 21st century independent woman with some edgy one liners that she delivered amazingly - her personality coming through perfectly, and there is this amazing scene where Ben had me in stitches, crawling across the floor...oh man, was that funny! Definitely worth a watch!

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