Shakespeare at the Movies- The Lego Movie

Since The Lego Movie is coming out this Friday (and looks completely awesome,) let’s go through the cast and see who has done some Shakespeare related work!
If you see the movie this weekend, be sure to keep an eye out for The Bard himself!


Morgan Freeman (Vitruvius)

Appeared in:

  • Coriolanus (New York Shakespeare Festival, 1979) as Coriolanus
  • Julius Caesar (New York Shakespeare Festival, 1979) as Casca
  • The Taming of the Shrew (New York Shakespeare Festival, 1990) as Petruchio


Keegan-Michael Key (Foreman Jim)

Appeared in:

  • The Second City’s Romeo and Juliet Musical: The People vs. Friar Laurence, the Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet (Second City, 2004) as Romeo


Liam Neeson (Bad Cop/ Good Cop/ Pa Cop)

Appeared in:

  • Henry IV Part 1 (Lyric Players Theatre, 1976) as Percy
  • The Winter’s Tale (Dublin’s Abbery Theatre, 1979)


Jorma Taccone (William Shakespeare)

Appeared in:

  • The Lego Movie (2014) as William Shakespeare


Channing Tatum (Superman)

Appeared in:

  • She’s the Man (2006) as Duke

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