Internet Shakespeare Editions

Shakespeare in Performance: Film

As You Like It (2006, Kenneth Branagh)

TitleAs You Like It
Release LocationsUK
DirectorKenneth Branagh
Play ConnectionsAs You Like It (adaptation)
SettingForest of Arden, Japan. 19th Century
Media Collections


"HBO Films presents director Kenneth Branagh╩╝s imaginative adaptation of Shakespeare╩╝s classic As You Like It, celebrating the enduring power of love in all its many disguises. Witty, playful and utterly magical, the story is a compelling romantic adventure in which Rosalind and Orlando╩╝s celebrated courtship is played out against a backdrop of political rivalry, banishment and exile in the Forest of Arden – set in 19th-century Japan."

Description from HBO Films — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

RosalindBryce Dallas Howard
Duke FrederickBrian Blessed
Duke SeniorBrian Blessed
CeliaRomola Garai
Oliver de BoysAdrian Lester
Jaques de BoysJotham Annan
Orlando de BoysDavid Oyelowo
AdamRichard Briers
DenisGerard Horan
Le BeauRichard Clifford
CharlesNobuyuki "Daishi" Takano
TouchstoneAlfred Molina
AmiensPatrick Doyle
JaquesKevin Kline
CorinJimmy Yuill
SilviusAlex Wyndham
PhoebeJade Jefferies
WilliamPaul Chan
AudreyJanet McTeer
Duke Senior's ManJonathan Broadbent
Duke Senior's ManJustin Chan
Duke Senior's ManIain Stuart Robertson
Duke Senior's ManYouki Yamamoto
GeishaTakuya Shimada

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorKenneth Branagh
Produced byKenneth Branagh
Produced byJudy Hofflund
Produced bySimon Moseley
Production DesignerTim Harvey
Costume DesignerSusannah Buxton
Casting bySarah Bird
EditorNeil Farrell
EditorBeverley Mills
EditorMelanie Oliver
Music Composed byPatrick Doyle
Adapted for the ScreenKenneth Branagh
Make-up and Hair DesignerJenny Shircore
Director of PhotographyRoger Lanser

Production information courtesy of: HBO Films [website]