Shakespeare at the Movies- The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Before we all rush to the theatre to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2 this weekend, let’s have a look through the stars’ careers and find a Shakespeare connection! This cast has covered a wide variety of Shakespeare roles on stage, film, and television, spanning four decades!


Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker/ Spider-Man)

Appeared in:

  • Romeo and Juliet (Royal Exchange Theatre, 2005) as Romeo


Colm Feore (Donald Menken)

Appeared in:

  • The Taming of the Shrew (1982 TV Movie) as Talbot
  • Romeo and Juliet (Stratford Festival, 1984) as Romeo
  • Cymbeline (Stratford Festival, 1986) as Iachino
  • Othello (Stratford Festival, 1987) as Iago
  • The Taming of the Shrew (1988 TV movie) as Petruchio
  • The Taming of the Shrew (Stratfod Festival, 1988) as Petruchio
  • Richard III (Stratford Festival, 1988) as King Richard III
  • Julius Caesar (Stratford Festival, 1990) as Cassius
  • Romeo and Juliet (Stratford Festival, 1991) as Mercutio
  • Hamlet (Stratford Festival, 1991) as Hamlet
  • Measure for Measure (Stratford Festival, 1992) as Angelo
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Stratford Festival, 1993) as Oberon
  • Romeo and Juliet (1993 TV movie) as Mercutio
  • Titus (1999) as Marcus Andronicus
  • Hamlet (Public Theatre, 2005) as Claudius
  • Julius Caesar (Belasco Theatre, 2005) as Cassius
  • Coriolanus (Stratford Festival, 2006) as Coriolanus
  • Macbeth (Stratford Festival, 2009) as Macbeth
  • King Lear (Stratford Festival, 2014) as King Lear


Felicity Jones (Felicia)

Appeared in:


Paul Giamatti (Aleksei Sytsevich)

Appeared in:

  • Hamlet (Yale University Theater, 2013) as Hamlet
  • Romeo and Juliet (2013) as Friar Laurence


Embeth Davidtz (Mary Parker)

Appeared in:

  • Romeo and Juliet (National Theatre Company) as Juliet


Campbell Scott (Richard Parker)

Appeared in:

  • Hamlet (2000 TV movie) as Hamlet


Marton Csokas (Dr. Ashley Kafka)

Appeared in:

  • Antony and Cleopatra (Theatre for a New Audience, 2008) as Antony

Which of these films or productions have you seen? Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section!


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