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Twelfth Night (1980)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | TV Movie 6 January 1980
Viola and Sebastian are lookalike twins, separated by a shipwreck. Viola lands in Illyria, where she disguises herself like her brother and goes into the service of the Duke Orsino. Orsino ... See full summary »

Director:

John Gorrie

Writer:

William Shakespeare (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alec McCowen ... Malvolio
Robert Hardy ... Sir Toby Belch
Felicity Kendal ... Viola
Annette Crosbie ... Maria
Sinéad Cusack ... Olivia
Trevor Peacock ... Feste
Clive Arrindell Clive Arrindell ... Orsino
Ronnie Stevens ... Sir Andrew Aguecheek
Robert Lindsay ... Fabian
Maurice Roëves ... Antonio
Michael Thomas Michael Thomas ... Sebastian
Malcolm Reynold Malcolm Reynold ... Valentine
Michael Ryan Michael Ryan ... Curio (as Ryan Michael)
Richardson Morgan Richardson Morgan ... Sea Captain (as Ric Morgan)
Arthur Hewlett ... Priest
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Storyline

Viola and Sebastian are lookalike twins, separated by a shipwreck. Viola lands in Illyria, where she disguises herself like her brother and goes into the service of the Duke Orsino. Orsino sends her to help him woo the Lady Olivia, who doesn't want the Duke, but finds that she likes the new messenger the Duke's sending. Then, of course, Viola's brother shows up, and merry hell breaks loose. Meanwhile, Olivia's uncle and his cohorts are trying to find some way to get back at Olivia's officious majordomo, Malvolio. Written by Kathy Li

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1980 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Twelfth Night See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

John Gorrie wanted the episode to be as realistic as possible, and in designing Olivia's house, he made sure that the geography of the building was practical, and shot the episode in such a way that the audience becomes aware of the logical geography, often shooting characters entering and existing doorways into rooms and corridors. See more »

Goofs

As Feste (the fool, the clown) is singing in the final scene, he walks up the "stone" garden steps and they echo loudly, clearly revealing that they are wooden props. See more »

Connections

Version of Sibirska Ledi Magbet (1962) See more »

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So impressive I named a daughter after Felicity Kendal...
20 November 1999 | by holycow-4See all my reviews

I've seen quite a bit of Shakespeare in my lifetime, but not as finely done as this one.

The definitive actress in this was Felicity Kendal... She played the twins parts elegantly and was incredible in her interpretation and presentation.

When I saw this, I promised myself I'd remember the name... It stuck with me... 7 years after this showing, I married... 10 years after viewing, the second "Felicity Kendal" was created and named...

If you haven't guessed, it's worth seeing. If anyone happens upon a tape of this or any other Felicity Kendal shows, feel free to contact me.


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