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Peter BensonplayedSecond Gravedigger / King Henry VI5 Episodes
Robert LindsayplayedBenedick / Fabian / First Lord Dumaine / Lysander / Iachimo5 Episodes
Michael HordernplayedCapulet / Prospero / Lafeu / King Lear / Jupiter5 Episodes
Ron CookplayedKing Richard III / Peter Simple / Messenger / Porter / Richard Plantagenet / Richard Duke of Gloucester5 Episodes
Terence McGinityplayedPlayer in the mime - Murderer / First Gentleman / Servilius / 2nd Gentleman / 1st British Captain5 Episodes
Paul JessonplayedGeorge, Duke of Clarence / Clown / Cloten / 1st Citizen / Castard5 Episodes
Anthony PedleyplayedTranio / Agrippa / Roderigo / Ajax / Brutus5 Episodes
Frank MiddlemassplayedPompey / Fool / Bishop of Winchester / Cardinal of Winchester4 Episodes
Charles Gray (1)playedDuke of York / Julius Caesar / Pandarus / Solinus Duke of Ephasus4 Episodes
Claire BloomplayedKatharine of Aragan / Queen Gertrude / Queen / Constance4 Episodes
Jon FinchplayedDon Pedro / Henry Bolingbroke / King Henry IV4 Episodes
Julia FosterplayedQueen Margaret4 Episodes
Mark Wing-DaveyplayedSir James Tyrrel / Earl of Warwick4 Episodes
Brenda BruceplayedMistress Quickly / 1st Witch4 Episodes
Vernon DobtcheffplayedDon John / Apothecary / Agamemnon3 Episodes
Norman RodwayplayedApemantus / Gloucester / Cleon of Tarsus3 Episodes
Annette CrosbieplayedMaria / Duchess of York / Dianyza3 Episodes
Arthur HewlettplayedAdam / Priest / Old Shepard3 Episodes
Max HarveyplayedSecond Banished Duke's Lord in Arden / 1st Gentleman / Alexander3 Episodes
Trevor PeacockplayedFeste / Jack Cade / Titus Andronicus3 Episodes
Tenniel EvansplayedLord Stanley / Sir Hugh Evans / Duke of Bedford3 Episodes
Helen MirrenplayedRosalind / Titania / Imogen3 Episodes
Reginald JessupplayedPoet / Messenger / 2nd Volsican Soldier3 Episodes
Mike Lewin (1)playedHerald / Second Palace Lord / James Gurney3 Episodes
John RoweplayedThomas Cromwell / Lennox / Roman Senator3 Episodes
Bryan PringleplayedPistol3 Episodes
Simon ChandlerplayedLucentio / Eros / Fenton3 Episodes
Brian ProtheroeplayedKing Edward IV / Saturninus3 Episodes
David GwillimplayedHenry, Prince of Wales / King Henry V3 Episodes
Bernard HillplayedFirst Murderer / Duke of York3 Episodes
Esmond KnightplayedOld Capulet / Lepidus / Priam3 Episodes
John ShrapnelplayedAlcibades / Hector / Kent3 Episodes
Mike GwilymplayedAufidius / Pericles / Berowne3 Episodes
Gordon GostelowplayedBardolph3 Episodes
Joseph O'ConorplayedFriar Lawrence / Lodovico / Duke of Exeter3 Episodes
David Neal (1)playedScroop, Archbishop of York / Proculeius3 Episodes
Ian CharlesonplayedFortinbras / Bertram / Octavius Caesar3 Episodes
Jonathan FowlerplayedFalstaff's Page / Boy / Flute3 Episodes
David KinseyplayedHaberdasher / Jeweler / Servant to Paris3 Episodes
Tony SteedmanplayedMontano / Aeneas2 Episodes
Rob Edwards (1)playedPrince John of Lancaster2 Episodes
Tim WyltonplayedFirst Grave Digger / Fluellen2 Episodes
Nick RedingplayedGhost of The Prince of Wales / Prince Edward2 Episodes
Michael ByrneplayedDuke of Buckingham / Antonio2 Episodes
Michael KitchenplayedEdmund / Antipholi Twins2 Episodes
Noel JohnsonplayedPublius / 1st Merchant2 Episodes
John GielgudplayedChorus / John of Gaunt2 Episodes
David Henryplayed2nd Soldier and 4th Plebian / English Ambassador2 Episodes
Arthur CoxplayedLord Grey, Mayor of London / Sir John Falstolfe / Mayor of London2 Episodes
Alec McCowenplayedMalvolio / Chorus2 Episodes
Graham CrowdenplayedFriar Francis / Caius Lucius2 Episodes
John Rhys-DaviesplayedSalerio / Capucius, Ambassador from Emperor Charles V2 Episodes
Hugh QuarshieplayedPhilostrate / Aaron2 Episodes
Patsy SmartplayedHelen / Gentlewoman2 Episodes
Darien AngadiplayedCinna / Alexas2 Episodes
Kevin StoneyplayedEscalus / Steward2 Episodes
Valentine DyallplayedAdrian / Marcade2 Episodes
John BirdplayedPedant / Painter2 Episodes
John Franklyn-RobbinsplayedBaptista / Antonio2 Episodes
James BolamplayedTouchstone / Porter2 Episodes
Derek JacobiplayedKing Richard II / Hamlet, Prince of Denmark2 Episodes
Peter GaleplayedOsric / Prince of Aragon2 Episodes
Jeremy KempplayedDuke of Norfolk / Leontes2 Episodes
Christopher StrauliplayedBenvolio / Claudio2 Episodes
David Burke (2)playedSir William Catesby / Camillo2 Episodes
Richard PascoplayedJaques / Marcus Brutus2 Episodes
Geoffrey ChaterplayedBrabantio / Nestor2 Episodes
John Bailey (1)playedSempronius / Griffith, Gentleman-Usher2 Episodes
Anne Carroll (2)playedJane Shore / Duchess of Gloucester2 Episodes
Howard GoorneyplayedSoothsayer / 2nd Senator2 Episodes
Patrick AllenplayedGhost / King Simonides2 Episodes
John FlintplayedLord Willoughby / Lord Bigot2 Episodes
Alexander DavionplayedDecius Brutus / Gratiano2 Episodes
Robert Brown (2)playedSir Walter Blunt / Earl of Pembroke2 Episodes
Julian GloverplayedDuke of Buckingham / Constable of France2 Episodes
John WoodnuttplayedDoctor / Panthino2 Episodes
John BarronplayedVincentio / Duke of Venice2 Episodes
John NettletonplayedLord Chamberlain / Gonzalo2 Episodes
Richard OwensplayedThomas Mowbray / Owen Glendower2 Episodes
John PaulplayedMontague / Canidus2 Episodes
Bruce PurchaseplayedHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland / Earl of Northumberland2 Episodes
Nicholas GecksplayedVolumnius / Bassianus2 Episodes
Janet MawplayedQueen / Blanche2 Episodes
Rowena CooperplayedQueen Elizabeth / Lady Grey2 Episodes
Derek FukeplayedSir Thomas Vaughan / Sempronius / Captain2 Episodes
Brian PoyserplayedGower / 1st Volsican Soldier2 Episodes
Harry Waters, Jr.playedBiondello / Thyreus2 Episodes
Gorden KayeplayedFirst Watch / Duke of Austria2 Episodes
Rosemary LeachplayedWidow of Florence / Emilia2 Episodes
Michele DotriceplayedLady Percy2 Episodes
Joanna McCallumplayedCountess d'Auvergne / Virgillia2 Episodes
John BurgessplayedSicinius / Sir Nathaniel2 Episodes
Pippa GuardplayedMiranda / Hermia2 Episodes
Jack GallowayplayedPoins2 Episodes
Anna Calder-MarshallplayedHermione / Lavinia2 Episodes
Elizabeth SpriggsplayedCalpurnia / Mistress Quickly2 Episodes
David CollingsplayedCassius / Thurio2 Episodes
Penelope WiltonplayedDesdemona / Regan2 Episodes
John Wells (2)playedAlbany / Holofernes2 Episodes
Jane LapotaireplayedCleopatra / Lady Macbeth2 Episodes
Clive SwiftplayedThomas Percy, Earl of Worcester / Lord Cerimon2 Episodes
Mary MorrisplayedDuchess of Gloucester / Queen Elinor2 Episodes
Jeffrey Holland (1)playedDuke of Surrey / William2 Episodes
Michael PooleplayedCardinal Campeius / Priest2 Episodes
Sam DastorplayedCasca / Angelo2 Episodes
Anton LesserplayedTroilus / Edgar2 Episodes
Tim Pigott-SmithplayedAngelo / Henry Percy (Hotspur)2 Episodes
Garrick HagonplayedOctavius Caesar / Mountjoy the Herald2 Episodes
Clifford RoseplayedBishop of Carlisle / Boyet2 Episodes
Elayne SharlingplayedPhryina / Cassandra2 Episodes
Derek FarrplayedSir Robert Brakenbury, Earl of Surrey / Earl of Salisbury2 Episodes
Jonathan Adams (2)playedGardener / Ventidus2 Episodes
Emrys JamesplayedFirst Player - King / Enobarbus2 Episodes
John SterlandplayedMarullus / Cornelius2 Episodes
Celia JohnsonplayedNurse / Countess of Rousillion2 Episodes
Bunny ReedplayedAbraham / Gaoler2 Episodes
Wendy HillerplayedDuchess of York / Aemelia2 Episodes
David DodimeadplayedLord Ross / Bishop of Lincoln2 Episodes
Carl OatleyplayedEarl Berkeley / English Herald2 Episodes
William WhymperplayedSir Stephen Scroop / Chatillon2 Episodes
John CurlessplayedLord Fitzwater / Cleomenes2 Episodes
Anthony QuayleplayedSir John Falstaff2 Episodes
Tony ChurchplayedOld Duke / Prologue2 Episodes
Hugh ThomasplayedLucius / Cornelius2 Episodes
Jeremy DimmickplayedYoung Duke Of York / Mamillus2 Episodes
Alex GuardplayedMarquess of Dorset / John Talbot2 Episodes
Geoffrey LumsdenplayedEgeus / Philario2 Episodes
John Kane (1)playedPisanio / Moth2 Episodes
Frank Williams (2)playedOfficer / Dull2 Episodes
Geoffrey BurridgeplayedGuiderius / Dumain2 Episodes
Joanne PearceplayedLuciana / Silvia2 Episodes
David KincaidplayedGrumio / Cleopatra's Messenger2 Episodes
Max ArthurplayedSecond Gentleman / Lucillus2 Episodes
Geoffrey CollinsplayedFlaminius / Dolabella2 Episodes
Crispin MairplayedWilliam Page / Macduff's Son2 Episodes
Jay RupareliaplayedRoman Soldier / Adrian2 Episodes
Warning: BBC Television Shakespeare guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Family
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: BBC TWO ( United Kingdom)
Premiere: December, 1978
Ended: April, 1985
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