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Shakespeare at the Movies- The Harry Potter Series! Part 4

There is only one day left until the world celebrates Harry Potter and JK Rowling’s Birthday! We have gone through the Shakespeare- related works of the cast of the first 4 Harry Potter movies, and today we will will focus on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince!

 

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Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks)

Appeared in:

  • Othello (Royal Shakespeare Company, 2009) as Desdemona

 

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George Harris (Kingsley Shacklebot)

Appeared in:

  • Antony and Cleopatra (British National Theatre, 1988)
  • Cymbeline (British National Theatre, 1988)
  • The Tempest (British National Theatre, 1988)
  • The Winter’s Tale (British National Theatre, 1988)
  • Hamlet (British National Theatre, 1989)

 

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Timothy Bateson (Kreacher)

Appeared in:

  • Much Ado About Nothing (Stratford Theatre Festival, 1949)
  • Macbeth (Stratford Theatre Festival, 1949)
  • Measure for Measure (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1949) as Servant
  • Cymbeline (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1949) as Dwarf
  • Henry VIII (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1949) as Bishop of Lincoln
  • Julius Caesar (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1950) as Soothsayer
  • Antony and Cleopatra (St. James Theatre, 1951)
  • King John (Old Vic Theatre, 1953) as Robert Faulconbridge
  • BBC Sunday Night Theatre- Troilus and Cressida (TV series, 1954) as Calchas / Alexander
  • Richard III (1955) as Ostler
  • As You Like It (TV movie, 1978) as Sir Oliver Martext
  • Shakespeare: The Animated Series- The WInter’s Tale (TV mini-series, 1994) as Antigonus

 

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Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge)

Appeared in:

  • Macbeth (Northcott Theatre, 1978)
  • As You Like It (Northcott Theatre, 1978)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (British National Theatre, 1983)
  • King Lear (British National Theatre, 1986)
  • Hamlet (British National Theatre, 1986)
  • Venus and Adonis (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1987) as Venus
  • Much Ado About Nothing (1993) as Margaret
  • Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996) as Maria
  • Shakespeare in Love (1998) as the Nurse
  • Shakespeare Re-Told- A Midsummer Night’s Dream (mini-series, 2005) as Polly

 

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Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange)

Appeared in:

  • The Tempest (Oxford Playhouse, 1987)
  • Hamlet (1990) as Ophelia
  • As You Like It (BBC Radio, 2000) as Rosalind

 

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Jim Broadbent (Horace Slughorn)

Appeared in:

  • Antony and Cleopatra (British national Theatre, 1988)
  • The Tempest (British national Theatre, 1988)
  • Cymbeline (British national Theatre, 1988)
  • The Winter’s Tale (British national Theatre, 1988)

 

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Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy)

Appeared in:

  • Macbeth (Riverside Studios, 1990) as a Witch
  • Richard III (Royal National Theatre, 1991)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal National Theatre, 1992)
  • Macbeth (Royal National Theatre, 1993)
  • Macbeth (Tricycle Theatre, 1995) as Lady Macbeth
  • Twelfth Night (Donmar Warehouse, 2004) as Olivia
  • As You Like It (Wyndham Theater, 2005) as Rosalind

 

Read Shakespeare at the Movies- The Harry Potter Series! Part 1.

Read Shakespeare at the Movies- The Harry Potter Series! Part 2.

Read Shakespeare at the Movies- The Harry Potter Series! Part 3.

 

Tomorrow will be the final instalment of our Shakespeare at the Movies- The Harry Potter Series, and we will also be celebrating Harry Potter and JK Rowling’s Birthday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shakespeare at the Movies- Maleficent

Maleficent is the latest live action fairy-tale offering from Walt Disney Pictures, and we cannot wait to see it! Magic, betrayal, romance, and epic battles- all of these are not uncommon in Shakespeare’s works, and will definitely be a part of the movie being released this weekend!
Several of the Maleficent cast members are quite well versed in the Bard’s works, both on stage and screen. Check out their Shakespeare roles below!

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Lesley Manville (Flittle)

Appeared in:

  • Romeo and Juliet (2013) as the Nurse
  • As You Like It (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1985) as Phoebe
  • Measure for Measure (National Theatre, 1974)
  • The Tempest (National Theatre, 1974)
  • Romeo and Juliet (National Theatre, 1974)

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Imelda Staunton (Knotgrass)

Appeared in:

  • Shakespeare Re-Told- A Midsummer Night’s Dream (mini-series, 2005) as Polly
  • Shakespeare in Love (1998) as the Nurse
  • Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996) as Maria
  • Much Ado About Nothing (1993) as Margaret
  • Hamlet (British National Theatre, 1986)
  • King Lear (British National Theatre, 1986)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (British National Theatre, 1983)
  • Macbeth (Northcott Theatre, 1978)
  • As You Like It (Northcott Theatre, 1978)

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Kenneth Cranham (King Henry)

Appeared in:

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (National Theatre, 1983)
  • As You Like It (National Theatre, 1980)
  • Othello (National Theatre, 1980)
  • Richard III (National Theatre, 1980)
  • Macbeth (National Theatre, 1978)
  • Hamlet (National Theatre, 1977)
  • Julius Caesar (National Theatre, 1977)
  • Measure for Measure (National Theatre, 1977)
  • Richard III Part 2 (National Theatre, 1977)
  • Richard II (National Youth Theatre, 1963)

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Stephan Chase (General)

Appeared in:

  • Macbeth (1971) as Malcom