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Othello (1981)

Alternative title
The Shakespeare Plays
Synopsis
Television production of the play directed by Jonathan Miller with Anthony Hopkins in the title role, Bob Hoskins as Iago and Penelope Wilton as Desdemona.
Series
BBC Television Shakespeare
Language
English
Country
Great Britain; United States
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of production
1981
Notes
The production is commercially available on DVD as part of the BBC TV SHAKESPEARE COLLECTION box set (see separate entry).
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Black actors
Related items
Othello
Othello (Sp)

Credits

Director
Jonathan Miller
Producer
Jonathan Miller
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Stephen Oliver
Costume
Raymond Hughes
Art Direction
Colin Lowrey
Contributor
David Snodin
Cast
Alexander Davion 
Anthony Hopkins 
Anthony Pedley 
Bob Hoskins 
David Yelland 
Geoffrey Chater 
Howard Goorney 
John Barron 
Joseph O’Conor 
Max Harvey 
Nigel Nobes 
Penelope Wilton 
Peter Walmsley 
Rosemary Leach 
Seymour Green 
Terence McGinity 
Tony Steedman 
Wendy Morgan 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£12.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
206 minutes
Year
2005

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

Time-Life Films Inc

Phone
0101 201 843 4545
Address
PO Box 644
NJ 07652
USA

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Trumedia Ltd

Contact
Bill Cotton
Email
sales@trumedia.co.uk
Web
https://trumedia.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01865 847837
Fax
01865 847837
Address
9 Meadow View
Kidlington
Kidlington
OX5 2XY
Notes
Trumedia supplies video tapes and DVDs to UK schools, colleges and universities and is geared up to take official orders from educational institutions. The catalogue highlights programmes likely to be of use in the curriculum, but the company can supply any video in current UK distribution, as well as some deleted titles. Particularly strong in the areas of English literature and drama, as well as history, natural history, art & artists, and foreign language films.

Online Retailer

Name

Moviemail

Web
https://www.simplyhe.com/3000-moviemail External site opens in new window
Phone
0844 848 2000
Address
Simply Home Entertainment
PO Box 7741
Ringwood
BH24 9FA
UK
Notes
As of December 2016 the Moviemail web presence is incorporated within the Simply Media website
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