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Much Ado about Nothing


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First showing on network television for this screen adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh.
After a long battle campaign Don Pedro and his men return to the court of Leonato in Sicily where they are greeted with joy, although Leonato's niece Beatrice and one of Don Pedro's companions, Benedick, argue as they have always done. Meanwhile Claudio, a gallant soldier, falls in love with Hero, Leonato's beautiful daughter, which pleases all but Don Pedro's illegitimate brother Don John. Filmed on location in Tuscany. Showing in widescreen format.
(1993) Stereo
See Films: pages 49-72 ****


Director: Kenneth Branagh
Benedick: Kenneth Branagh
Leonato: Richard Briers
Dogberry: Michael Keaton
Don Pedro: Denzel Washington
Claudio: Robert Sean Leonard
Don John: Keanu Reeves
Beatrice: Emma Thompson
Hero: Kate Beckinsale
Borachio: Gerard Horan
Conrade: Richard Clifford
Antonio: Brian Blessed
Balthasar: Patrick Doyle
Friar Francis: Jimmy Yuill
Margaret: Imelda Staunton
Ursula: Phyllida Law
Verges: Ben Elton

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