Shakespeare at the Movies- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the next film in the Apes series. This time, an all out war has broken out between the apes and what is left of the human race after a virus nearly wipes them out. If you manage to see the movie this weekend, why not check out some of the Shakespeare related projects the cast has been a part of afterwards? I’ve already done some of the work for you!


Gary Oldman (Dreyfus)

Appeared in:

  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) as Rosencrantz
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Rose Bruford College) as Puck


Andy Serkis (Caesar)

Appeared in:

  • Othello (Royal Exchange Theatre, 2002) as Iago
  • King Lear (Royal Court Theatre, 1993)
  • Macbeth (Royal Exchange Theatre, 1989)
  • The Winter’s Tale (Dukes Theatre, 1986)
  • Henry IV Part 1 (Nuffield Studio, 1982)


Toby Kebbell (Koba)

Appeared in:

  • Shakespeare Re-Told – Macbeth (2005) as Malcom


Kodi Smit-McPhee (Alexander)

Appeared in:

  • Romeo and Juliet (2013) as Benvolio

Am I missing someone? Leave a comment and let me know!



  1. Hi Folks,
    How can I get in touch with Shakespeare in Action at Central Commerce. Is there a main e-mail address? I would like to discuss a matter relating to Toby Gordon Ryan, who is mentioned on your “About” page.
    Wally Brooker

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