Cast and Crew of BBC Television Shakespeare

Cast of
BBC Television Shakespeare

About BBC Television Shakespeare

The BBC Television Shakespeare is a series of British television adaptations of the plays of William Shakespeare, created by Cedric Messina and produced by BBC Television. It was transmitted in the UK from 3 December 1978 to 27 April 1985 and spanned seven series. Development of the series began in 1975 when Messina saw that Glamis Castle would make a perfect location for an adaptation of Shakespeare's play As You Like It. On returning to London, he envisioned an entire series devoted exclusively to the dramatic works of Shakespeare. After encountering numerous problems trying to produce the series, Messina eventually pitched the idea to the BBC’s departmental heads and the series was greenlighted. The series as a whole received generally negative reviews from critics.

Main Cast of BBC Television Shakespeare

Trevor Peacock

Vernon Dobtcheff
plays Apothecary (3 episodes)

Vernon Dobtcheff as Apothecary

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Mike Gwilym

Tenniel Evans

Michael Byrne

Bernard Hill

Bernard Hill

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Charles Gray
plays Duke of York (4 episodes)

Gordon Gostelow

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren

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Julia Foster

David Gwillim

Annette Crosbie

Annette Crosbie

Annette Crosbie was born on February 12, 1934 and is currently 90 years old.

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Peter Benson

Arthur Hewlett

Ron Cook

Ron Cook

Ron Cook was born on December 1, 1948 and is currently 75 years old.

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Norman Rodway

Robert Lindsay

Ian Charleson

Mark Wing-Davey

Claire Bloom

Anthony Pedley

Jon Finch
plays Henry Bolingbroke (4 episodes)

Frank Middlemass

Brenda Bruce

Bryan Pringle

Esmond Knight
plays Old Capulet (3 episodes)

David Neal

Michael Hordern
plays Capulet (5 episodes)

John Benfield

Paul Jesson

Secondary Cast of BBC Television Shakespeare

Alec McCowen

Bruce Purchase

Rosemary Leach

Wendy Hiller
plays Duchess of York (2 episodes)

Emrys James

Pippa Guard

Frank Williams

Christopher Blake

Nicholas Young

Frank Thornton

Judy Davis

Judy Davis

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Kate Nelligan

David Rintoul

Nicky Henson

Phyllida Law

Edward Hardwicke

Bob Hoskins

Tony Church

Brenda Blethyn

Edward Petherbridge

David Daker

Jonathan Pryce

Jonathan Pryce

Jonathan Pryce, CBE (born 1 June 1947) is a Welsh stage and film actor and singer. After studying at the Royal Acade...

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Frances Cuka

Eamon Boland

Alan David
plays Solanio (1 episode)

Alan David as Solanio

Alan David is a British actor.

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Colin McCormack

Jonathan Scott-Taylor

Anna Calder-Marshall

John Barron

Clive Swift

Patrick Allen

James Bolam

Clifford Rose
plays Bishop of Carlisle (2 episodes)

Derek Farr

Oliver Cotton

Keith Drinkel

David Dixon

Don Estelle

Alan Rickman
plays Tybalt (1 episode)

Alan Rickman as Tybalt

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John Thaw

Barbara Rhoades

Prunella Scales

Andrew Burt

Kenneth Colley

Kenneth Colley

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Nickolas Grace

Joe Gladwin

Kenneth Haigh

Alan Howard

Alan Howard

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James Cossins

Maurice Roëves

Robert Eddison

Patsy Smart

Jeremy Kemp

John Franklyn-Robbins

Joanna McCallum

Jane Lapotaire

John Grillo

Tessa Peake-Jones

Brian Glover

John Fortune

Lee Montague

Eileen Atkins

David Kelly

Christopher Guard

Nigel Terry

Nigel Terry

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John Stride

Jacqueline Hill
plays Lady Capulet (1 episode)

Ian Barritt

Ian Barritt was born on January 1, 1944 and is currently 80 years old.

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Eileen Way

Anna Quayle

David Prowse

David Prowse

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Jonathan Hyde

Jonathan Hyde

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John Clegg

David Burke

Jeffrey Holland
plays Duke of Surrey (2 episodes)

John Wells

Geoffrey Burridge

Hugh Quarshie

Hugh Quarshie

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John Woodnutt

Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins

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Ralph Michael

Diana Dors

Susan Penhaligon

Benjamin Whitrow

Tony Doyle

John Savident
plays Friar John (1 episode)

Lynn Farleigh

Lynn Farleigh

Lynn Farleigh was born on January 1, 1942 and is currently 82 years old.

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Clive Dunn

Lalla Ward

Enn Reitel

Enn Reitel

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John Castle

Thorley Walters

Paul Brooke

Darien Angadi

Anton Lesser

Geoffrey Chater

Valentine Dyall

Anthony Quayle

Jenny Agutter

Jenny Agutter

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Graham Crowden

Patrick Ryecart
plays Romeo (1 episode)

Adrienne Corri

Cyril Cusack

Tony Haygarth

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

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Colin Blakely

Gavin Richards

Mark Dignam

Andrew Sachs

Angus Lennie

Timothy West

Kenneth Cranham

Edward Hibbert

Charles Keating
plays Duke of Aumerle (1 episode)

John Welsh

Ben Kingsley

Celia Johnson
plays Nurse (2 episodes)

Julian Glover

Michele Dotrice

John Burgess

Elizabeth Spriggs

Elizabeth Spriggs

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Sinéad Cusack

Cyril Luckham

Amanda Redman

Trevor Baxter

Jonathan Cecil

John McEnery

Ingrid Pitt

Nicol Williamson

Patricia Hayes

Richard Easton

David Waller

Ann Pennington

Douglas Wilmer

Douglas Wilmer

Douglas Wilmer was born on January 8, 1920 and passed away 8 years ago at the age of 96 on March 31, 2016.

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Michael Robbins

Cherie Lunghi

Frank Barrie

Jeremy Bulloch
plays Henry Percy (1 episode)

Jeremy Bulloch as Henry Percy

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Penelope Wilton

Penelope Wilton

Penelope Wilton (b. 1946) is a common name in British Theatre for which she has been nominated for the Laurence Olive...

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Maureen Lipman

Maureen Lipman

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Maureen Diane Lipman CBE (born 10 May 1946) is a British film, theatre and te...

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Roger Daltrey

Roger Daltrey

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Zoë Wanamaker

Zoë Wanamaker

Zoë Wanamaker, CBE (born 13 May 1949) is an American-British actress. She has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Co...

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John Bailey

David Buck

Joss Ackland

Warren Clarke

Virginia McKenna

Juliet Stevenson

Robert Stephens

Angharad Rees

Richard Johnson

Richard O'Callaghan

Damien Thomas
plays Bagot (1 episode)

Warren Mitchell

Paul Daneman

Phil Daniels

Phil Daniels

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Leonard Rossiter

Geoffrey Lumsden

Petra Markham

John Bird

Nicholas Gecks

Nicholas Gecks

Nicholas Gecks was born on January 9, 1952 and is currently 72 years old.

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Noel Johnson

Anthony Andrews
plays Mercutio (1 episode)

Ralph Brown

Robert Gwilym

Nigel Hawthorne

Jacqueline Pearce

John Nettles

Margaret Tyzack

John Woodvine

Timothy Bateson

Michael Gough

John Cleese

John Cleese

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Jack May

Robert Hardy

Dominic Jephcott

Tim Wylton

Jeremy Dimmick

Michael Kitchen

Tony Steedman

Tim Pigott-Smith

Richard Pasco

Deddie Davies

William Simons

Bryan Marshall

Laurence Naismith
plays Prince Escalus (1 episode)

Ronnie Stevens

Leon Lissek

Richard Morant

Peter McEnery

Peter Whitbread

Charles Lloyd Pack

Christopher Ellison

Sarah Badel

Peter Jeffrey

Kevin Stoney

Mary Morris
plays Duchess of Gloucester (2 episodes)

Declan Mulholland

Charles Kay

David Warner

David Warner

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Joan Hickson

Peter Vaughan

Peter Vaughan

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Geoffrey Palmer

Christopher Ettridge

Seymour Green

James Hazeldine

Ronald Forfar

John Moulder-Brown

Suzanne Burden

Gemma Jones

John Abineri

Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett

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John Paul
plays Montague (2 episodes)

Peter Salmon

Harry Waters, Jr.

Howard Goorney

John Sterland

Clive Francis

John Abbott

Richard Wordsworth

Barbara Kellerman

Ian Hogg

Joolia Cappleman

Danny Webb

Danny Webb

Danny Webb is a British stage, film and television actor.

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Susan Jameson

Eric Porter

Robin Sachs
plays Busby (1 episode)

Robin Sachs as Busby

Robin Sachs was born on February 5, 1951 and passed away 11 years ago at the age of 61 on February 1, 2013.

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Robert Brown

Michael Elphick

Derek Jacobi
plays King Richard II (2 episodes)

Derek Jacobi as King Richard II

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Donald Sumpter

Donald Sumpter

Donald Sumpter (born 13 February 1943) is an English actor. He has appeared in film and television since the mid-1960...

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Keith Michell

David Robb

John Rhys-Davies

John Rhys-Davies

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Marius Goring

Andrew MacLachlan

Ronald Pickup

Nigel Davenport

Patsy Kensit

John Gielgud
plays John of Gaunt (1 episode) , Chorus (1 episode)

John Nettleton

Katharine Levy

Estelle Kohler

Michael Bryant

David Lloyd Meredith

Arnold Diamond

Brian Deacon

Jill Baker

Jenny Laird

Alun Armstrong

George Howe

Paul Henry
plays Peter (1 episode)

Sylvia Coleridge

Michael Pennington

Marc Zuber

Stuart Fell

Ellis Jones

Victoria Plucknett

Richard Owens
plays Thomas Mowbray (2 episodes)

Brian Stirner

Richard Griffiths

Richard Griffiths

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Robert Morris

Jack McKenzie

Geoffrey Beevers

Rob Edwards

Nigel Lambert

Danny Schiller
plays Musician (1 episode)

Rebecca Saire
plays Juliet (1 episode)

Mohammad Shamsi

Neil McCarthy

Ian Puleston-Davies

Simon Chandler

Simon Chandler

Simon Chandler was born on January 1, 1953 and is currently 71 years old.

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Christopher Strauli
plays Claudio (1 episode) , Benvolio (1 episode)

Jimmy Gardner

Felicity Kendal

Felicity Kendal

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Paul Kelly

Yolande Palfrey
plays Juliet (1 episode)

Joseph O'Conor
plays Friar Lawrence (1 episode)

Christopher Northey
plays Paris (1 episode)

Roger Davidson
plays Balthasar (1 episode)

Zulema Dene
plays Lady Montague (1 episode)

David Swift
plays Duke of Northumberland (1 episode)

Jonathan Adams

Janet Maw
plays Queen (1 episode)

Alan Dalton
plays Green (1 episode)

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