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Romeo and Juliet (1967, Alan Cooke)

TitleRomeo and Juliet
Release LocationsGB
DirectorAlan Cooke
MediumBlack & white video
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsRomeo and Juliet (teleplay)
SeriesPlay of the Month


Cedric Messina, who was subsequently to play a major role as the first producer of the BBC series, "The Shakespeare Plays," made a preliminary test of the waters with a series of eight Shakespeare plays on British television. This version of Romeo and Juliet was one of the first in a cluster that appeared between 1967 and 1975

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

RomeoHywel Bennett
JulietKika Markham
The PrinceMichael Godfrey
ParisJonathan Dennis
MontagueBrian Badcoe
Lady MontagueClare Austin
Lady CapuletStephanie Bidmead
CapuletEdward Burnham
NurseThora Hird
MercutioRonald Pickup
BenvolioDavid Griffin
Friar LaurenceAnthony Newlands
Friar JohnDerrick Gilbert
BalthasarMichael O'Hagan
SamsonRonald Cunliffe
GregoryMike Gambon
PeterRobert Gillespie
ApothecaryJulius Alba
OfficerBrian Coburn

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorAlan Cooke
ProducerCedric Messina
ComposerRaymond Jones
ProductionEileen Diss

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell