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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

The Hero (1963, Peter Dews)

TitleThe Hero
Release LocationsGB
DirectorPeter Dews
MediumBlack & white video
Length51 mins
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsCoriolanus (teleplay)
SeriesThe Spread of the Eagle


For background on this series, see number #14, above. The eight other episodes from the Roman history plays in The Spread of the Eagle series can be located at numbers 14-16, 60-61, and 221-23

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

CitizensPaul Bailey
Lieutenant To AufidiusJohn Barcroft
CastRaymond Clarke
SenatorMaurice Colbourne
CastMichael Cox
CastLeonard Cracknell
CastPamela Craig
Titus LartiusRoger Croucher
Menenius AgrippaRoland Culver
VirgiliaJennifer Daniel
CastMarion Desmond
The AedileHugh Dickson
CastBernard Finch
CastJohn Gay
MessengerJohn Greenwood
CoriolanusRobert Hardy
Volsce SenatorsPaul Harris
CastBen Harte
MessengerRoy Herrick
SoldiersGeoffrey Hinsliff
CastBarry Jackson
Sicinius VelutusPeter Jeffrey
CominiusNoel Johnson
CastDavid King
Roman LieutenantCharles Laurence
VolumniaBeatrix Lehmann
CastBernard Lloyd
Junius BrutusFrank Pettingell
ValeriaMary Steele
CastCaroline Stephens
CastWendy Varnais
CastTerry Wale
CastPaul Webster
CastDavid Weston
AufidiusJerome Willis
GentlewomanHilary Wright

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorPeter Dews
ProducerPeter Dews
ComposerChristopher Whelen
Fight CoordinatorJohn Greenwood
Fight CoordinatorDerek Ware
CostumesElizabeth Agombar
MakeupTommy Manderson
ProductionClifford Hatts

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell