Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Kenneth Branagh
 Cast: Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
, Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
, Robert Sean Leonard
Robert Sean Leonard
, Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves

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Overview

Actor Kenneth Branagh made his directorial debut with a rousing screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's Henry V. Four years later, he returns to the bard's work with this lively version of one of Shakespeare's best comedies. Don Pedro (Denzel Washington), the Prince of Aragon, returns victorious from battle to the praises of the Governor of Messina, Leonato (Richard Briers). One of Don Pedro's bravest men, Claudio (Robert Sean Leonard), falls in love with Hero (Kate Beckinsale), Leonato's daughter, and they plan to marry. However, Don Pedro's devious half-brother Don John (Keanu Reeves) opposes the match, and he devises a plan to turn Hero against Claudio. Meanwhile, Benedict (Branagh), Don Pedro's second-in-command, detests Leonato's niece Beatrice (Emma Thompson), but Don Pedro cleverly brings them together by making each think that the other is secretly in love with them. Much Ado About Nothing also features Michael Keaton in a showy turn as Dogberry.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/05/2011
UPC: 0883904233329
Original Release: 1993
Rating: PG-13
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Surround]
Time: 1:51:00
Sales rank: 2,504

Special Features

Making Ado About Nothing featurette; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kenneth Branagh Benedick
Michael Keaton Dogberry
Robert Sean Leonard Claudio
Keanu Reeves Don John
Emma Thompson Beatrice
Denzel Washington Don Pedro
Richard Briers Seigneur Leonato, Governor of Messina
Kate Beckinsale Hero
Brian Blessed Seigneur Antonio
Richard Clifford Conrade
Ben Elton Verges
Gerard Horan Borachio
Phyllida Law Ursula
Imelda Staunton Margaret
Jimmy Yuill Friar Francis
Andy Hockley George Seacole
Chris Barnes Francis Seacole
Alex Lowe Messenger
Patrick Doyle Balthasar
Alex Scott Servant to Benedick
Edward Jewesbury Sexton

Technical Credits
Kenneth Branagh Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Martin Childs Art Director
Phyllis Dalton Costumes/Costume Designer
Patrick Doyle Score Composer
Paul Engelen Makeup
Stephen Evans Producer
Tim Harvey Production Designer
Roger Lanser Cinematographer
Andrew Marcus Editor
L. Justin Muller Asst. Director
Christopher Newman Asst. Director
David Parfitt Producer

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