Kenneth Branagh's Coriolanus

by LaurenceBranagh | created - 03 Oct 2016 | updated - 30 Jan 2017 | Public

(If Branagh had made a 1992 film adaptation)

1. Kenneth Branagh

Actor | Henry V

Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to parents William Branagh, a plumber and carpenter, and Frances (Harper), both born in 1930. He has two siblings, William Branagh, Jr. (born 1955) and Joyce Branagh (born 1970). When he was nine, his family ...

Caius Martius Coriolanus

2. Judi Dench

Actress | Skyfall

Dame Judi Dench was born Judith Olivia Dench in York, England, to Eleanora Olive (Jones), who was from Dublin, Ireland, and Reginald Arthur Dench, a doctor from Dorset, England. She attended Mount School in York, and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has performed with the ...


3. Charlton Heston

Actor | Ben-Hur

With features chiseled in stone, and renowned for playing a long list of historical figures, particularly in Biblical epics, the tall, well built and ruggedly handsome Charlton Heston was one of Hollywood's greatest leading men and remained active in front of movie cameras for over sixty years. As ...

Menenius Agrippa

4. Laurence Fishburne

Actor | The Matrix

One of Hollywood's most talented and versatile performers and the recipient of a truckload of NAACP Image awards, Laurence John Fishburne III was born in Augusta, Georgia on July 30, 1961, to Hattie Bell (Crawford), a teacher, and Laurence John Fishburne, Jr., a juvenile corrections officer.

His ...

Tullus Aufidius

5. Susannah Harker

Actress | House of Cards

Susannah Harker was born on April 26, 1965 in London, England as Susannah M Owens. She is an actress, known for House of Cards (1990), A Dry White Season (1989) and A Caribbean Dream (2017). She was previously married to Iain Glen.


6. Derek Jacobi

Actor | Gladiator

Preeminent British classical actor of the first post-Olivier generation, Derek Jacobi was knighted in 1994 for his services to the theatre, and, in fact, is only the second to enjoy the honor of holding TWO knighthoods, Danish and English (Olivier was the other). Modest and unassuming in nature, ...

Junius Brutus

7. Kevin Kline

Actor | Wild Wild West

Kevin Kline was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Margaret and Robert Joseph Kline, who owned several stores. His father was of German Jewish descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. After attending Indiana University in Bloomington, Kline studied at the Juilliard School in New York. In 1972, ...

Sicinius Veleutus

8. Emma Thompson

Actress | Sense and Sensibility

Emma Thompson was born in London on April 15, 1959, into a family of actors - her father was Eric Thompson, who has passed away, and her mother, Phyllida Law, has co-starred with Thompson in several films (her sister, Sophie Thompson, is an actor as well). Her father was English-born and her mother...

Citizen #1

9. Richard Jordan

Actor | The Hunt for Red October

Harvard-educated stage and screen actor Richard Jordan was born into a socially prominent family on July 19, 1937 in New York City, the grandson of Learned Hand, the greatest American jurist never to have served on the U.S. Supreme Court. Newbold Morris, his stepfather, was a member of the New York...

Citizen #2

10. Ethan Hawke

Actor | Training Day

Ethan Green Hawke was born on November 6, 1970 in Austin, Texas, to Leslie Carole (Green), a charity worker, and James Steven Hawke, an insurance actuary. His parents were students at the University of Texas at the time but divorced when Ethan was 5 years old. His mother raised him alone for the ...

Titus Lartius

11. Brian Blessed

Actor | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Boisterous British actor Brian Blessed is known for his hearty, king-sized portrayals on film and television. A giant of a man accompanied by an eloquent wit and booming, operatic voice, Brian was born in 1936 and grew up in the mining village of Goldthorpe in South Yorkshire. His father was a ...


12. Richard Briers

Actor | Peter Pan

Richard Briers was born on January 14, 1934 in Merton, Surrey, England as Richard David Briers. He was an actor, known for Peter Pan (2003), Watership Down (1978) and Much Ado About Nothing (1993). He was married to Ann Davies. He died on February 17, 2013 in London, England.

Roman Senator #1

13. Celia Imrie

Actress | The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Celia Diana Savile Imrie is an English actress. She is known for her appearances with Victoria Wood; including Claire in Pat and Margaret (1994), Philippa Moorcroft in Dinnerladies (1998-2000) and playing various characters in the sketch show Victoria Wood As Seen On TV (1985-87), including Miss ...


14. Moses Gunn

Actor | Shaft

Moses Gunn was born on October 2, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Shaft (1971), Heartbreak Ridge (1986) and Ragtime (1981). He was married to Gwendolyn Mumma Landes. He died on December 16, 1993 in Guilford, Connecticut, USA.

Citizen #3

15. Peter Cushing

Actor | Star Wars

Peter Wilton Cushing was born on May 26, 1913 in Kenley, Surrey, England, to Nellie Maria (King) and George Edward Cushing, a quantity surveyor. He and his older brother David were raised first in Dulwich Village, a south London suburb, and then later back in Surrey. At an early age, Cushing was ...

Servingman #1

16. Christopher Lee

Actor | Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it ...

Servingman #2

17. Vincent Price

Actor | The Abominable Dr. Phibes

Actor, raconteur, art collector and connoisseur of haute cuisine are just some of the attributes associated with Vincent Price. He was born of Welsh ancestry to prosperous parents ("not rich enough to evoke envy but successful enough to demand respect"). His uniquely cultivated voice and persona ...

Servingman #3

18. Michael Maloney

Actor | The Young Victoria

Michael Maloney was born on June 19, 1957 in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England. He is an actor, known for The Young Victoria (2009), Henry V (1989) and Notes on a Scandal (2006).

the Roman Herald (the Messenger to Sicinius and Junius)

19. Gerard Horan

Actor | Beauty and the Beast

Gerard Horan was born on November 11, 1962 in Stockport, Cheshire, England as Gerard James Pertwee Horan. He is an actor, known for Beauty and the Beast (2017), Frankenstein (1994) and Much Ado About Nothing (1993).

Citizen #4

20. Cherie Lunghi

Actress | Excalibur

Cherie Lunghi was born on April 4, 1952 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England as Cherie Mary Lunghi. She is an actress, known for Excalibur (1981), Frankenstein (1994) and The Mission (1986). She was previously married to Ralph Lawson.

Citizen #4's Wife

21. Alex Scott

Actor | Much Ado About Nothing

Alex Scott is known for his work on Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Mud Men (2011) and Six from Eight (2018).

Young Martius

22. Richard Easton

Actor | Revolutionary Road

Richard Easton was born on March 22, 1933 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He is known for his work on Revolutionary Road (2008), Henry V (1989) and Finding Forrester (2000).

Volsce Lieutenant (Conspirator #3)

23. John McEnery

Actor | Romeo and Juliet

John McEnery was born on November 1, 1943 in Birmingham, England. He is an actor, known for Romeo and Juliet (1968), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) and Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003). He was previously married to Stephanie Beacham.

Officer #1 (Messenger #1/Messenger to Cominius)

24. Mark Lenard

Actor | Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Mark Lenard was born on October 15, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Leonard Rosenson. He was an actor, known for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986). He was married to Ann Amouri. He died on November 22...

Lieutenant to Lartius (Officer #2/Messenger #2)

25. David Patrick Kelly

Actor | Twin Peaks

Compact, feisty and fierce character actor David Patrick Kelly was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Margaret Elizabeth (Murphy) and Robert Corby Kelly, Sr., an accountant. He burst onto the acting scene in 1979, playing the devious leader of the leather-clad gang "The Rogues" in Walter Hill's ...

Volsce Soldier (Conspirator #3)

26. Joseph Cotten

Actor | The Third Man

Joseph Cheshire Cotten, Jr. was born in Petersburg, Virginia, into a well-to-do Southern family. He was the eldest of three sons born to Sally Whitworth (Willson) and Joseph Cheshire Cotten, Sr., an assistant postmaster.

Jo (as he was known) and his brothers Whit and Sam spent their summers at their...


27. Burgess Meredith

Actor | Rocky

One of the truly great and gifted performers of the century, who often suffered lesser roles, Burgess Meredith was born in 1907 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was educated in Amherst College in Massachusetts, before joining Eva Le Gallienne's stage company, Civic Repertory Company, in New York City in 1933...

Adrian (Volsce Senator #2 and Conspirator #1)

28. Charles Kay

Actor | Amadeus

Charles Kay was born on August 31, 1930 in Coventry, West Midlands, England as Charles Piff. He is an actor, known for Amadeus (1984), Henry V (1989) and Fall of Eagles (1974).

Roman Senator #2

29. Barrie Ingham

Actor | The Great Mouse Detective

Barrie Ingham was born on February 10, 1932 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England as Barrie Stanton Ingham. He was an actor, known for The Great Mouse Detective (1986), The Day of the Jackal (1973) and A Challenge for Robin Hood (1967). He was married to Tarne Phillips. He died on January 23, 2015 in Palm...

Volsce Senator #1 (Lord #1)

30. Jimmy Yuill

Actor | Much Ado About Nothing

Jimmy Yuill was born in 1959 in Golspie, Scotland. He is known for his work on Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Frankenstein (1994) and Henry V (1989).

Lord #2

31. Edward Jewesbury

Actor | Henry V

Edward Jewesbury was born on August 6, 1917 in Marylebone, London, England as Reginald Edward Oliphant Jewesbury. He was an actor, known for Henry V (1989), Much Ado About Nothing (1993) and Richard III (1995). He was married to Christine Roberts. He died on March 31, 2001 in Esher, Surrey, England.

Lord #3

32. Richard Clifford

Actor | Justice League

Richard Clifford was born on June 11, 1955 in India as William Henry Richard Clifford. He is an actor and producer, known for Justice League (2017), Much Ado About Nothing (1993) and Frankenstein (1994).


33. Mark Hadfield

Actor | Frankenstein

Mark Hadfield is an actor, known for Frankenstein (1994), Wallander (2008) and Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005).

Citizen #5

34. Obba Babatundé

Actor | How High

Obba Babatundé is an American actor of stage and screen.

Obba Babatundé's performing ethics reach back into the storied days of entertainment when performers' careers were dependent on their ability to deliver anything the audience wanted to see and hear! Obba has appeared in more than seventeen ...

Citizen #6

35. Hetta Charnley

Actress | In the Bleak Midwinter

Hetta Charnley is an actress, known for A Midwinter's Tale (1995), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1983) and Paper Mask (1990).

Citizen #7

36. James Simmons

Actor | Les Misérables

James Simmons is an actor, known for Les Misérables (2012), Henry V (1989) and Blue Ice (1992).

Citizen #8

37. Cathy Sara

Actress | The Woman in Black

Cathy Sara was born on April 7, 1972 in England. She is an actress, known for The Woman in Black (2012), Topsy-Turvy (1999) and The Crash (2013).

Citizen #9

38. Rene Auberjonois

Actor | Boston Legal

René Murat Auberjonois was born on June 1, 1940 in New York City. René was born into an already artistic family, which included his grandfather, a well-known Swiss painter, and his father Fernand, a writer. The Auberjonois family moved to Paris shortly after World War II, and it was there that René...

Citizen #10

39. Chris Barnes

Actor | Much Ado About Nothing

Chris Barnes is an actor, known for Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Frankenstein (1994) and Seven Days to Live (2000).

Roman Soldier #1

40. Patrick Doyle

Composer | Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Patrick Doyle is a classically trained composer.

His first film score, the acclaimed adaptation of "Henry V" with Kenneth Branagh for Renaissance films was scored in 1989. He has subsequently worked with Kenneth Branagh, a long time collaborator on numerous pictures including "Dead Again", "Much Ado...

Roman Soldier #2

41. Andy Hockley

Actor | Much Ado About Nothing

Andy Hockley is an actor, known for Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) and Life on Mars (2006).

Messenger to Menenius

42. Conrad Nelson

Actor | Much Ado About Nothing

Conrad Nelson is an actor, known for Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Apparitions (2008) and Without Motive (2000).


43. David Gant

Actor | Braveheart

David Gant is known for his work on Braveheart (1995), Brazil (1985) and Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001).


44. Helga Brindle

Actress | Screen Two

Helga Brindle is an actress, known for Screen Two (1985).

Citizen of Antium

45. Isabel Dean

Actress | The Quatermass Experiment

In a career spanning 50 years, Isabel Dean demonstrated talent and versatility while never fulfilling the great promise initially indicated. With large eyes and classically chiseled features, she became best known as an exponent of somewhat steely patrician ladies of elegance and breeding. That she...


46. David Cardy

Actor | Prick Up Your Ears

David Cardy is an actor, known for Prick Up Your Ears (1987), Birds of a Feather (1989) and Xtro (1982).

Roman #1

47. Michael G. Jones

Actor | Only Fools and Horses....

Michael G. Jones is an actor, known for Only Fools and Horses.... (1981), L for Lester (1982) and Sorry! (1981).

Roman #2

48. Rory Murray


Rory Murray was born in England. He is known for his work on Shergar (1999), The Tomb Robbery Papyrus: Notes of a Past (2009) and The Fool (1990).

Roman #3

49. Theresa Fresson

Actress | Frankenstein

Theresa Fresson is an actress, known for Frankenstein (1994), Bergerac (1981) and Casualty (1986).


50. Tim Killick

Actor | Without a Clue

Tim Killick was born in 1958 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England. He is an actor, known for Without a Clue (1988), Erik the Viking (1989) and Covington Cross (1992). He has been married to Kate Gielgud since 1991.

Citizen #11

51. Gary Mavers

Actor | Body & Soul

Gary Mavers was born on September 1, 1964 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. He is an actor, known for Body & Soul (1993), Blue Murder (2000) and Peak Practice (1993).

Citizen #12

52. Iain Glen

Actor | Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Iain Glen is a Scottish actor, who was born on June 24, 1961 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was educated at the Edinburgh Academy, an independent school for boys (now co-educational), followed by the University of Aberdeen. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he was the winner of...

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