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Fortunes of War (1987, James Cellan Jones)

TitleFortunes of War
Release LocationsGB
DirectorJames Cellan Jones
MediumColor video
Length5 mins
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsTroilus and Cressida (excerpt(s))


An excerpt from Troilus and Cressida appears in this television mini-series when the hero (played by Kenneth Branagh) directs the local British colony in Bucharest, Rumania, in a university production of Shakespeare's play

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

CastKenneth Branagh
GuyJeremy Brudenell
ClarenceRichard Clifford
GalpinDesmond McNamara
Prince YakimovRonald Pickup
HarrietEmma Thompson

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorJames Cellan Jones
ProducerBetty Willingdale
Adaptor/TranslatorAlan Plater

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell