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Othello (2001)

Shakespeare's Othello retold in modern London; racial tension in the police force collides with jealousy and revenge. An officer suspects his new bride of infidelity.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eamonn Walker ... John Othello
Christopher Eccleston ... Ben Jago
Keeley Hawes ... Dessie Brabant
Richard Coyle ... Michael Cass
Rachael Stirling ... Lulu
Bill Paterson ... Sinclair Carver
Christopher Fox ... PC Adey
Allan Cutts Allan Cutts ... PC Stiller
Patrick Myers ... PC Gaunt
Samantha McDonald Samantha McDonald ... Woman in Crowd
Nicholas Gecks Nicholas Gecks ... Home Secretary
Del Synnott Del Synnott ... PC Alan Roderick
Carl McCrystal ... Geoffrey
Tim Faraday ... Chief Superintendent
Tim Frances ... Newspaper Editor
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This modern crime drama uses the names of the homonymous Shakespeare play's main characters which inspired its plot. White London Metropolitan Police commissioner Sinclair Carver promises to maintain law and order and further racial integration by recruiting and promoting black and Asian officers, but is taped in the lavatory by a tabloid reporter telling his assistant commissioner Ben Jago there is no black with a brain as big as his dick, and is thus forced to resign. When the death of the black Billy Coates in custody causes racial unrest, John Othello, the only authoritative black police officer, manages to prevent riots by pointing to the press and promising to solve the case; the government names him successor to Carver over his friend Jago's head. The ambitious Ben doesn't show his furious disappointment, but must have his revenge. His plots starts by making sure racists harass Othello's white wife Desdemona, so he can have her 'well guarded' by smooth white superintendent ... Written by KGF Vissers

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28 January 2002 (USA) See more »

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Scotland Yard-i Othello See more »

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Ben Jago: It was about love, That's what you've got to understand. Don't talk to me about race, don't talk to me about politics, It was love, simple as that. She loved him as well as she knew how, he loved her more than any man should love a woman. Tragedy, right? No other word for it. I loved him too, you know.
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Truly tragic - well done!
31 January 2002 | by Freddy-38See all my reviews

Living proof that Shakespeare's plays are truly timeless. People don't change. Great production! The authentic Shakespearean tragedy came through loud and clear. This was the first time we saw Eamonn Walker but it definitely won't be the last.


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