Does anyone know of a modern actor that has been in several adaptations of Shakespeare's plays?

In your answer, put either the actor's name or their name and a list of the Shakespeare-inspired films of plays they have been in. Thanks!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    There are quite a few who have been in more than one. I'm not sure what you mean by "modern actor" so I'll assume you just mean "living."

    Brian Blessed

    * Henry V (1989)

    * Much ado about nothing (1993)

    * Hamlet (1996)

    * Macbeth (1997)

    * King Lear (1999)

    Helena Bonham Carter

    * Hamlet (1990)

    * Twelfth night (1996)

    Kenneth Branagh

    * Henry V (1989)

    * Much ado about nothing (1993)

    * Othello (1995)

    * Hamlet (1996)

    * Love's labour's lost (2000)

    Richard Briers

    * Twelfth night (1988, made for TV)

    * Henry V (1989)

    * Much ado about nothing (1993)

    * Hamlet (1996)

    * Love's labour's lost (2000)

    * As you like it (2006)

    Judi Dench

    * A midsummer night's dream (1968)

    * Henry V (1989)

    * Hamlet (1996)

    * Comedy of Errors (BBC, 1978)

    Patrick Doyle

    * Twelfth night (1988, made for TV)

    * Henry V (1989)

    * Much ado about nothing (1993)

    * Hamlet (1996)

    * Love's labour's lost (2000)

    * As you like it (2006)

    Ian Holm

    * A midsummer night's dream (1968)

    * Henry V (1989)

    * Hamlet (1990)

    Derek Jacobi

    * Othello (1965)

    * Much ado about nothing (BBC, 1967)

    * Richard II (BBC, 1978)

    * Henry V (1989)

    * Hamlet (1996)

    * A winter's tale (scheduled for 2009)

    Ben Kingsley

    * Antony and Cleopatra (1974, made for TV)

    * The merry wives of Windsor (BBC, 1982)

    * Twelfth night (1996)

    Kevin Kline

    * Hamlet (1990, made for TV)

    * A midsummer night's dream (1999)

    * As you like it (2006)

    Timothy Spall

    * Hamlet (1996)

    * Love's labour's lost (1999)

    Imelda Staunton

    * Twelfth night (1996)

    * Much ado about nothing (1993)

    Emma Thompson

    * Henry V (1989)

    * Much ado about nothing (1993)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Dog probably has the answer you're looking for.

    Branagh did Hamlet (which was also his movie. A really beautiful version too. The 4 hour one from the mid 90s), Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, and Henry V. He is also kind of known for being a huge Shakespeare enthusiast.

  • Demi
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Patrick Stewart of Star Trek fame used to belong to the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1966-1980. I figure he's been in every Shakespeare play they've performed in that time period.

    Now if you all will excuse me, I have to go wash the geek off myself before I inadvertently infect someone else.

  • 1 decade ago

    David Tennant did a great deal of work with the RSC.

    *Touchstone in As You Like It

    *Edward III as Edward, the Black Prince

    *King Lear as Edgar

    *Romeo and Juliet as Romeo

    *The Comedy of Errors as Antipholus of Syracuse

    *A Midsummer Night's Dream as Lysander and Flute

    *Love's Labour's Lost as Berowne

    *Hamlet as Hamlet

    There's also a lovely recording on youtube of him performing a scene from Measure for Measure:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JpTAaLi_Q8

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    Source(s): wikipedia
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  • 1 decade ago

    Kenneth Branagh

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Claire Danes and Gwenyth Paltro

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